How did we test? I purchased several versions of Rub-n-Color books while delayed in the JetBlue terminal at JFK. My 2 1/2 year old son and I played with them while in the airport, on the flight and at times during our vacation. Back home, I continued to bring them with us to restaurants, on car rides, and even on a few play dates (several mom friends were so impressed by them they demanded to know where I got them).
What did we like? They're inexpensive, lasted longer than I had expected and, even though we lost the pencil that came with the book, we were able to keep playing with it because you only need to rub the paper for the colors to appear.
What didn't we like? Once you've rubbed the specific items to color them or reveal hidden messages, the colors aren't as bright as you expect and the text isn't always easy to read.
Do we recommend? Yes, we loved the Rub-n-Color books. We've finished all of our books but if/when I see them again, I'll likely pick up a few new ones to keep on hand for those times when a little distraction can go a long way.
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