My Big Wimmelbook - Fire Trucks!
Loosely translated as a book of abundance, Wimmelbooks are one-of-a-kind oversized board books that use few words, yet provide endless opportunity for curious kids to discover, learn, and increase vocabulary.
Hugely popular in Germany and around the world, here’s how Wimmelbooks work: At the beginning of each Wimmelbook, children are introduced to a cast of about a dozen characters such as police officer Rosario, Carlos the chief, or Spot the dog. As your child flips through the book, he will be looking for those characters hidden in plain sight among the hustle and bustle of their Wimmelworld. Each character has a different storyline that unfolds from page to page as he moves through the depicted scenes.
Toddlers will love finding items and actions already familiar to them like helicopters, bicyclists, and rambunctious pets. Preschoolers will engage with the Wimmelbooks at the next level because they can track and find the characters in each new display. With practice, they will then be able to fabricate a storyline that fits the various scenes. Plus, there is so much going on in each spread that there is always one more story that can be told or situation that can be speculated on. For instance, why did the truck overturn, or how do you rescue dozens of pigs from a flood?
Wimmelbooks provide parents with a rich opportunity to ask questions, discovering what their child knows, while encouraging them to add depth to their creative narrative. We were able to preview a mockup of the Wimmelbooks last summer with our three-year-old twins, and they provided hours of discussion about topics that had never occurred to us. Develop your child’s cognitive skills of collecting clues, exploring, and telling stories with the Wimmelbooks.
Author: Max Walther
Suggested Age Range: 2-5
Number of Pages: 16
Publication Date: November 12, 2019
review by The M Word
”Every Wimmelbook has extra thick board book style pages and beautifully realistic full-page illustrations. There are so many details on every page and my kids love spotting new items and people on every page.”Read the Review
review by Homeschool & Humor
”When your toddler is introduced to new characters, new things, and new places, they’re learning what these characters, things, and places are. You tell them what they are and they learn from this book.”Read the Review
review by Thanks Mommy
”...as we started exploring the book together, I started to realize all the benefits that come along with, not only all ‘look and find’ books, but particularly this kind.”Read the Review
review by Cosmic Montessori
”If you’re looking for an engaging, beautifully-illustrated book to read with your preschooler, look no further than Wimmelbooks. The vivid and detailed pictures of this German series hold stories just waiting to be discovered by little ones.”Read the Review
review by Rachel Easley Going
”If you are looking for a set of books for small children, I highly recommend this set for a child who isn’t reading words. It would definitely stimulate a child’s imagination.”Read the Review
I highly recommend this book just like the set of three you can get.
This is my 2yo sons favorite wimmelbook. He loves "his firetruck book" and looks for the characters on each page. It is an absolute hit! I would highly recommend it.
This has been a favorite in our household for several months now. It's fairly heavy duty and so engaging. At 2, the little guy just searches for certain characters from page to page and we talk about different activities, but this will grow with him and he can get into the story telling later on. It's really fantastic and we've gotten tons of use out of it already.
Wimmelbooks are really sweet. It's busy with lots to look at and talk about. The book sparks all sorts of conversations and learning opportunities - enjoy laughing and chatting with your child.
I bought this for my toddler cousin. He loves it! He’s loves to look at the fire trucks and I was told this is one of his favorite books!