Munch! and Board Books Prize Pack #giveaway #backtoschool

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Dawn received a copy of this book to facilitate her review and is here to share her thoughts and offer up a giveaway prize pack for one of you.


If you’ve got young children of varying ages, the coming weeks may see you sending some kids off to school while other littler ones stay by your side after getting the kids out of the house. Today’s giveaway focuses on some of the younger kids whose “back to school” days may still be a little ways off, but who are learning all the time nevertheless. Matthew Van Fleet is known for his concept books for small children, some with colorful illustrations, others featuring photographs of adorable animals, and they’re all super fun for young readers.

munchHis latest board book, Munch!, invites small hands to pull four large tabs on the book’s side to make the illustrations come to life. As you can probably tell from the title, Munch! focuses on an act toddlers will definitely relate to- meal time. When those tabs get pulled, watch for an animal’s mouth to open wide and chow down. Some pages have additional features to touch with different textures, one incorporates sound (my favorite!), and all the pictures are silly and funny, totally appealing to children.

This latest chunky board book joins Sniff! and Lick! with a similar format and style, and even toddlers will quickly see the similarities and remember to interact with the collection of books in the same ways. The cool thing about board books is their durability and the appeal they have to children over several years.

Watch the clip below to hear Matthew Van Fleet talk about the design and appeal of his board books.

Enter to win

VanFleetPJPrizeToday’s giveaway features a collection of Matthew Van Fleet books for toddlers/preschoolers including: Munch!, Sniff!, Lick!, Moo, Cat, and Alphabet, along with a kid’s pajama set, everything needed for a cozy bedtime story time!

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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.



  1. says

    My son is IN LOVE with books. If we didn’t have any other toys he would be okay because he plays with his books all day. We read them over and over. He put them in his book box and takes them out, over and over again. He reads them in the car, in church, on the couch….wherever he can get his hands on them. His favorite is Bubbles, Bubbles.

  2. Jessica says

    My son LOVES “The Teacher from the Black Lagoon” it’s a lil old for his age but he has me read it to him all the time. He loves it!!

  3. Rosita says

    Little Quack’s Bedtime. My twin granddaughter and grandson listen to this nearly every night. I play a cameo role over the phone playing Mama Duck and telling them it’s sleepytime.

  4. Krystal says

    My kids have tons of favorites. But they have to read at least one Curious George book every night before bed.

  5. says

    Right now, Mei Mei’s favorite book is our big Kai Lan book where she can work on pointing and labeling. She’s pretty verbally delayd still so it’s a good fit. Not quite adept at sitting for a story yet even tho she’s 2, so it’s slow progress but we’ll take it :)

  6. ACMommy3 says

    My little one loves the Lucy Cousins “Maisy” books and Linda Boynton’s fun books! I have to read these authors’ books over and over and over again. :-)

  7. Saver Sara says

    My child has so many books he loves! We are a huge reading family! He especially loves Peter Rabbit and recently has gotten into the Bernstein Bears.

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