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Kid Review: Daniel Tiger Books

With another round of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood books on store shelves and in hand here at the Neighborhood Archive, my initial intent was to provide my own thoughts on these six titles.

Then it hit me.

I have three kids who love Daniel Tiger right here in my house. Why not see what they think? Afterall, the opinion a kid has of a kids' book means a lot more than what their dad thinks!

So without further delay, let's get to the thougths of my three experts -- ages 7, 5, and 3.

What is Daniel Wearing?

"I like the pajamas because they were soft and I like the sunglasses because they were shiny. it was a very easy book to read."
"I liked getting to guess what Daniel was wearing. It was funny when he was in his jammies."
"I like the rain hat because it was very bumpy. Daniel Tiger is funny when he is wearing sunglasses."

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Big Brother Daniel

"I like ceartin pictures of Baby Margaret because she's really cute. Daniel was a good helper. It reminds me of when [my little brother] was born."
"I liked when Daniel helped his dad feed the fish and gave his dad a diaper for Margaret."
"I like feeding the fish."

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Daniel Goes Out for Dinner

"I like some of the pictures and some of the things they did like the game "What is Missing?" I saw that show an they didn't put everything in that book that was on the show. On the show they played two rounds of the game."
"I liked when they imagined that their food could play with them."
"He was going out for dinner."

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Daniel's First Sleepover

"I kind of like the part where they're brushing their teeth. The picture looks silly because there were bubbles all over their mouths. I also like the part where King Friday read them a story because it says he used funny voices for the animals."
"I like when they found out what that shadow was. It was Mr. Lizard. When I put my Furbee next to my lamp it makes a shadown while I'm reading."
"I liked when Mr. Lizard was scary."

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The Baby is Here!

"I liked the part where the baby gets to meet all the people in the neighborhood when Miss Elaina was so excited she did a cartwheel. It reminded me of when you and mom went to the hospital to have [my little brother] and we stayed with Grandma and Grandpa."
"I like when they got to meet Margaret at the hospital and when they took her in the stroller to meet all of the friends."
"I liked helping mommy change Margaret's diaper."

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Big Enough to Help

"My favorite part was when the mom dropped the cabinet knob and needed Daniel to help. I like the pictures that showed him excited to help."
"I like the chart at the end that shows how tall I am."
"I like when the dad hammered the door. BANG! BANG! BANG!"

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When our kids haven't been feeling well, they often tell their mom and me how they're feeling with a "thumbs up", "thumbs down", or "thumbs sideways." Based on their reaction to these six titles, I think it's safe to say they're thinking THUMBS UP all the way!

As new Daniel Tiger items become available, stay tuned for more Kid Reviews!

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