Let me start by saying that I'm not easy to please, especially when it comes to children's educational materials, but I absolutely love the busy books I bought. I'm so glad I have 5000 characters to give my review, because I have so much to say. In fact, I'm sure any reader will think I must work for Little Cloud, but I really don't. I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to give this well-deserved review.
I mean, the experience of opening the product alone, is worth half of what I paid. First of all, the books arrived in little brown boxes, perfectly sized for the books. Once I had opened the box, the product was carefully wrapped in white tissue. It was a bit of a 'pass the parcel' getting to the actual busy book, but once I'd opened up the tissue, there was the most perfect little white draw string bag, made of what looked like quite durable material (see photo). I drew out the book, wrapped in white paper, from the draw string bag. I slid the book out of the paper and there before me was what looked like the most beautifully-stitched busy book, I have ever seen. I bought two of them, and I'm tempted to open the other one, just for the sheer joy of opening it. I just know my two little nieces are going to be as excited about opening their packages as I was, and then they are going to have hours of fun.
To be honest, I was expecting something of a 'what you order, vs what you get' kind of scenario, but in the case of Little Cloud, their felt books are way better than advertised.
I can't thank them enough for this first class product. I will definitely be buying more.