By: PH. Hanson
We waited in anticipation for the arrival of My Mommy’s Tote : For my 4 year old daughter, she was excited as she will soon have a “handbag” to tot around and for me, I’ll no longer have a kid rummaging through my bag and making a mess of my personal belongings*grins*
We were not disappointed as My Mommy’s Tote comes stuffed with more than 75 objects such as a key ring, photo, credit card, cell phone, planner, clock with hands, a real hanky and more. My girl had a ball playing pretend and imitating me in action on the removable fake laptop! Another of her favourite item was the erasable board that she could doodle with. Overall, this delightful book can provide up to 30 different activities to entertain your child.
This interactive die cut book is great to keep any child entertained during rainy days or during those long road trips. My only regret is that it is not appropriate to bring along during flights as it is a bit on the heavy side. Even though My Mommy’s Tote is shaped like a bag, please note that it is afterall, still a book and like all books, are easily torn. Thus, I would highly recommend it for ages 3 and up only.
Check out what our Parent Reviewers had to say about My Mommy’s Tote:
Jojo’s Place – We love My Mommy’s Tote! It’s a great book for your little one. It will definitely keep them busy. A must have for the car as well as those times that you have to wait or just a great addition to your children’s other books.
Quiver Full Family – Our family spends a lot of time on the road, as we live in the country. This is the perfect traveling companion for a child, ages 5–10. Instead of handing your child your own purse to wreak chaos in during nerve-wracking repetitions of, “Are we there yet?” this unique book will satisfy antsy fingers and curious minds.
Cheeks To Cheeks – Belle absolute adored the tote. She kept asking me to read to her as the tote has some written words on it. She kept asking “what’s this and what’s that.” I guess in a child’s eyes, this tote is like a treasure bag with tons of goodies in it. There was once upon seeing me slinging my (real) tote onto the shoulder she wanted to take her tote along too. It was a funny sight!
Momma’s Findings – It is, indeed, a book, but it’s in the shaped of “tote”. With each turn of the page you find “something” Momma would carry in her own tote. I laughed quite a bit because it even included a laptop, something essential to us bloggers.
Moommettesgram’s Musings – My Mommy’s Tote is also a great activity toy for home schoolers or as a special activity toy for Grandparents to keep around when the grandchildren come to visit.
Mom On The Rise – Not only does the book allow her to feel like a big girl, there is so much in there for parents to use as learning tools. Most of the contents of the tote are clearly labled and brightly colored for identification. Don’t forget, the Tote is actually a Book too. As you can see, she loves this book. She likes being able to draw and erase in a book without hearing me scream, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO” and I feel better because hse can associate reading with writing. My Mommy’s Tote earns 2 thumbs up from this mom and her little girl.
Mom Most Traveled – In all, I think My Mommy’s Tote is artfully and humorously done. My Mommy’s Tote is a good pick for car trips or other times when you need your child to be quietly engaged in an activity, such as during religious services or doctor’s waiting rooms.
Come Shop With WhoIsBaby – This hardboard book is definitely more fun that the real Mommy’s purse. It has so many accessories, activities, stories, flips and more. My son loves the removable ‘fake’ laptop and the credit card that came with the book. Those are the first things he took out from the purse. With the laptop, he pretends to be ‘just like Mommy’ working on the laptop and typing with his little fingers on the keyboard. With the credit card, he pretends ‘just like Mommy’ and swipes it between the kitchen cabinet doors. It was too funny to describe.
Sweet N Sassy Girls – The following Sunday we took it to church and I couldn’t wait to pull it out for her to play with. I gave it to her, and she looked through it for about 1 minute, and decided she was done. I was shocked, because I was sure she would like it. There were plenty of flaps for her to lift up, but she could care less. I pulled out the laptop and she looked at it, felt it, and decided she was done. Well, that didn’t go like I expected.
My Two Girls – What the girls like most about this book is the detachable computer. They both ‘fight’ for it, and claimed is theirs. They will take it out and pretend to type on it, and ‘read’ the display on the screen. They also like carrying the tote around pretending they are going out. Zara loves the white board which she can doodle on and also the picture of mommy dancing with a girl; she said that’s the two of us doing some silly dance.
Cowgirl Critiques – It’s all packed in hard book type bounding. Everything stays inside the tote with no problem. The colors are vivid making it eye appealing to the little one. You might think that “mommy’s tote” would be directed towards girls but get that out of your head. Once the tote is open, there are endless surprises that any boy or girl would love to play with.