My Big Wimmelbook - At the Construction Site
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 Molly the mechanic, Sergio the boss, or Rusty 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 balloons, strollers, and pigs splashing in a mud puddle. 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 is there a submarine in the harbor, and what do you do when a bear threatens your camp?
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: September 04, 2018
We have a hand full of My Big Wimmelbooks. They are great quiet time options. The kids pick one character or object listed in the front of the book then find it in every scene in the book. This makes the books last longer and helps the kids build the ability to remember what they are doing from one page to the next.