I am in love with the Tickle Monster Kit by Josie Bissett.
There is no other way to describe this book, other than enchanting.
It is about an adorable monster that has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth by tickling. Parents read and tickle while kids wiggle and giggle. It has received great accolades such as the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent’s Choice Award and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award too.
I recently received my Tickle Monster Kit from my brother as a gift. It comes in a beautiful box with a hardcover book and two fuzzy monster mittens for tickling. My son is 9 months old and while the book is meant for older toddlers (more detailed writing), the flow of the words is melodic and he loves the tickle parts. He laughs his way through the book and giggles when he sees the “magical monster mitts” come out.
It is a daily routine for us now because, as the kit says, “There is no better childhood memory than time spent laughing together”.
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