Friday, August 18, 2017

Busy Builders Books and Activity Kits by Silver Dolphin Books

I was fortunate to receive these 3 activity kits from Silver Dolphin Books in exchange for an honest review. 

Currently, there are three kits. 

Busy Builders: Airport
by Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Carles Ballesteros
Published Dec. 2016

Busy Builders: Fire Station
by Chris Oxlade
Illustrated by Carles Ballesteros
Published Dec. 2016

Busy Builders: Construction Site
by Katherine Sully
Illustrated by Carles Ballesteros
Published Dec. 2016

My Thoughts
I was skeptical at first since activity kits can sometimes be a bit flimsy and rip or break easily. They can also be tricky to put together. These kits are very sturdy with thick cardboard for the base and for all the small components that you put together. Easy to follow directions in the back of each book make them simple to assemble, although parents may want to supervise that kids don't push too hard to slide pieces into place. Both sides of the vehicles etc. have the image on them and stand up nicely alone when assembled. 
The box that holds the kits has a velcro latch and also serves as the center of the kit scene. The back side of the box shows a scene from the inside of the location. 

The books have thick pages and are filled with information about the topic. 

My son really likes his airplane kit. I gave his cousins the other two kits and they loved them as well. 

With a book and an activity, the Busy Builder kits would make a great gift or addition to classroom games (think indoor recess!). 

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