If you’re looking for a chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof baby book that you can carry with you EVERYWHERE, then you need an Indestructibles book — or 20.
These paper-like little books are lightweight and basically “indestructible”, making them perfect for babies and toddlers learning about books.
The lightweight pages are chew-proof, rip-proof, non-toxic, and 100% washable!
My friend’s one-year-old loves the Indestructibles.
Granted, he mostly likes to play with them.
But that’s okay! That’s actually perfect.
The goal is not for babies to sit still and carefully turn pages.
The goal is to expose babies (and toddlers) to stories and books — and help them grow to LOVE books of all kinds.
And for grown-ups, these books are perfect for on the go.
They aren’t heavy and my friend can stick a stack in her diaper bag.
She loves having books with them when they’re out and about in case she finds time to read to him. Which she always does.
Amazingly, this sturdy little book series is up to 45 books! I’ll share some of my favorites below. (See all the books on Workman Publishing.)
Indestructibles Baby Books
Happy and You Know It! by Vanja Kragulj
Sing the familiar song as you read the book and look at the illustrations of happy kids acting it out!
This Little Piggy by Vanja Kragulj
I love the illustrations because in this Little Piggy story showing a pig family getting ready for a meal. You’ll notice that Little Piggy is riding on the back of mommy pig’s bicycle and saying “wee wee wee” in delight as they head home for a family meal.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Indestructibles) by Maddie Frost
In this sweet book, you’ll read the classic nursery rhyme about the itsy bitsy spider and watch a rainy day turn into a sunny day.
Rhyme with Me! by Carolina Buzio Indestructibles
Let’s Be Kind (Indestructibles) by Ekaterina Trukhan
Let’s be kind today…This book for babies and toddlers shares specific behaviors that exemplify kindness such as sharing our toys, helping around the house, and spending time together.
Busy City: Indestructibles by Maddie Frost
See people and vehicles living, playing, and working in a city. “Construction workers build,” says one page filled with big machines and people working including noise sounds like “grr” and “clank“.
Hello, Farm: Indestructibles by Maddie Frost
In the same series of Indestructibles for babies and toddlers, this book takes place on a farm where we say hello to all the animals. Predictable text (hello, horses, hello, cows) makes this one that kids can memorize and “read” themselves. That’s literacy skill-building!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (Indestructibles) by Maddie Frost
An adorable mouse watches the sky and imagines all sorts of things before going to sleep.
Baby, Let’s Count! (Indestructibles) by Ekaterina Trukhan
Practice counting animals with colorful illustrations and rhyme from one to ten.
Things That Go! (Indestructibles) by Amy Pixton, illustrated by Stephan Lomp
Learn all about vehicles on the road, in the air, in town, on the construction site, and on the sea. Bright illustrations and interesting information make this the perfect book choice for young readers.
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Amy Pixton, illustrated by Jonas Sickler
Mary had a little lamb in Africa with gorgeous illustrations!
Big and Little Indestructibles by Amy Pixton, illustrated by Carolina Buzio
Compare big baby with the little things in baby’s world. “Baby is big. Ladybug is little.” Adorable and indestructible!
Which Indestructibles are your favorite?