After what felt like years (but in reality was probably a couple of weeks) of nap-time work, here it is! Our fake nephew’s Christmas present: a quiet book.
Fork lift page. The “packages” can attach onto the fork lift and it can move up and down. The wheels spin. And Nolan’s dad works at Lowes so I made him the driver.
Pocket page with vehicles parked inside.
Road page with a stop light (the lights detach) and traffic signs.
Barn page. The barn doors open to reveal farm finger puppets. The windmill can come out of the pocket. There’s a puddle and some mud for the puppets to “play” in.
A jellyfish counting page. Beads go from 1 to 10.
Dog page. The leash comes off of the page and can attach to the collar. There’s a piece of velcro on the dog’s tongue where the bone, ball or toy can go.
Dump truck page. The dumpster swivels back and forth. There’s a piece of dirt that can come in and out of the dumpster. The wheels can come on and off.
And finally the peek-a-boo house page. The windows, door and chimney open to reveal pictures of Nolan’s family.
At 15 months Nolan is probably too small to truly appreciate the book, but Amanda sure loved it. And I know that it’s going to get a ton of use in the future. Plus it’s the gift that keeps on giving: Nolan will be getting quiet book pages for Christmas and birthdays from Aunt Nikki for at least the next 3 years!
Update: Here are 8 new quiet book pages that I’ve given to Nolan since he got his original book a year and a half ago.