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Feels Real series / Noisy Jungle Babies series Review by Heidi Strawser

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
250 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Feels Real and Noisy Jungle Babies are two sets of board books by Barron's Educational Series. These books may be purchased individually. The Feels Real series has ten titles; the Noisy Jungle Babies series includes four titles.

These books would be best suited for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. My 6-year-old enjoyed reading them to my 10-month-old, who was intrigued by the sounds and bright pictures.

We received the Feels Real titles Friendly Pets and Colorful Animals. Both of these books have minimal words, lots of bright colors, and something fun to feel on each page. The pictures are of real animals, as opposed to drawings. The Noisy Jungle Babies books we received were Little Chimp, Little Lion, and Little Elephant. These books each include a sweet, simple story and a button to push to make the animal sound.

My 10-month-old loves these books! He has reached for them over and over. My philosophy is that they're never too young for books, and you can never have too many-- especially of the educational variety. These books definitely have an educational quality to them, teaching about various animals and colors. I would definitely buy these books in the store and would highly recommend them to anyone with young children.

Product review by Heidi Strawser, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, March 2007