Ages & Stages

‘All Better’ :: A Fun Book Choice That Teaches Matching & Reinforces Speech Sounds

July 2
by Henning Löhlein
Published by Kane Miller | EDC Publishing, Usborne Books Genres: children's books

All Better - a kid book reviewed by the little guy and his mommy via

Does your little one go through a box of bandages in a week’s time? How many of those boo boos are actual wounds? My 3-year-old does get a lot of bumps and bruises simply because he is all boy. Yet, more than half the box of bandages is used on kid-imagined boo boos. It’s cute at first, but then it’s just annoying. Really, most of them don’t even hurt the little guy. He just wants to play with the bandages because they are so much like stickers.

What’s the solution? Tell the little guy to grow up and shake it off? Yes, you can do that, but in this momma’s world, we use books to turn a sour day into a good one. I have the perfect book for giving that kiddo of yours all the bandages play he or she desires.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the above-titled book from Amanda Daugherty, Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More. The little guy enjoyed the book so much that I became a Usborne consultant to grow his bookshelf at a discount.

I hope you like the book as much as my little guy does! The book is sturdy, educational and fun. My son has been enjoying his new Usborne books repeatedly for the past few weeks we’ve had it. We read it, we play games using the book we (yes, both of us) are learning new things as we read the book.

A Fun Book Choice That Teaches Color Matching & Reinforces Speech Sounds

The book ‘All Better’ is a perfect book to teach and reinforce learning while the kiddo is purely enjoying the story within.

A Fun Book Choice for Matching Animals & Colors

Each animal that gets hurt has a bandage that is all his or her own.

First, each bandage has a picture of the animal on it, so that your child can choose the bandage that belongs to that particular animal.

Then, you can ask your child what color that bandage is, as he or she is applying it to the boo boo.

A Fun Book Choice for Children with Apraxia of Speech

My little guy goes to speech therapy because he as apraxia of speech. The therapy plays a big part in his improvement, but he often gets bored with the word cards the speech therapist uses. So, I do a lot of ‘homework’ with books and toys. I’ve found that the books, if written well, can play a big part in my son’s progress. This particular book is helping. The word better often has the middle sound “d”, which kiddos with apraxia will tend to silence since it’s the middle sound in a word. So, we practice similar words often.

Each page tells a short story about an animal getting hurt by accident and needing some attention to his boo boo. Each little story ends with the words ‘all better’, which is the perfect repetitive prompt for encouraging my son to say the word ‘better’ with all the sounds in place.

‘All Better’: A Fun Book Choice for Learning to Put Things in There Place

The bandages stick to the pages without tearing the book pages or leaving sticky places. The bandages can be reapplied over and over.

When finished reading the book, your child can relocate the bandages back the the page where they each have their own color coded spot. This is another opportunity to test their color matching, as well as teaching your child to put the bandages away when finished. This is a great way to introduce the concept of putting away toys, if you haven’t already.

This is the only repositionable sticker book that Usborne currently has. I’d love to add more of these books to our collection! Hint hint to Usborne!!

About the BookAll Better - a kid book reviewed by the little guy and his mommy via

An Overview of All Better from Usborne Books & More:

Dog hurt his foot, Sheep scratched her tummy and Bear sat on a splinter! What will make everything all better? Clean it, kiss it and put a bandage on it! Young readers will delight in the five animal friends’ misadventures and be eager to help make things “all better” with the five reusable and repositionable stickers.

Age Range: 3-5

Author: Henning Löhlein

About My Journey with Usborne Books & More

I have been enjoying the books we get from Usborne! We now have 11 books with more on the way. You can earn these books for free by hosting an Usborne FB party. The Usborne’s hostess rewards are very generous.

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Again, the books I received are sturdy, educational and fun. My son has been enjoying his Usborne Books repeatedly for the short time we’ve had them. We read them, we play games using them and we (yes, both of us) are learning new things as we read them.

Read my reviews of other Usborne Books:

Peek Inside Animal Homes | Muddle & Match Adventure 

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  • Reply
    Liz Mays
    July 4 at 4:51 pm

    Since that’s what I said to my kids when bandaging their boo-boo’s, I totally love this! What a cute idea for a book.

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    July 4 at 5:40 pm

    Sounds like a fun idea for a kid’s book!

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    Christine Tatum
    July 4 at 9:57 pm

    Having the bandage sticker come with the book is genius! What a fun book!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    July 5 at 5:21 am

    This book sounds super cute. I love the idea that it helps kids learn while also letting them “care” for the characters in the book.

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    July 5 at 9:37 am

    What a great book and smart idea- I bet my kids would have enjoyed this too.

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    July 5 at 1:22 pm

    This sounds like a great book! I definitely will have to get this!

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    Neely Moldovan
    July 5 at 3:40 pm

    These are amazing! One of my friend uses similar books with her kiddos.

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    Adriana Lopez
    July 5 at 10:19 pm

    This sounds like a cute and educational book for kids. I do not have children but think this could be a good title for gifting moms.

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    July 6 at 4:43 pm

    LOL, I thought that my daughter is the only one who asks for a bandage whenever she “hurts” herself. Have to check out this book, I’m sure my daughter will love it.

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    July 25 at 7:11 pm

    What a great book for so many reasons! Kids love bandaids and as a mom with a son who had delayed speech, I love how you’re using the book for other things.

    Awesome find!

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    Jasmine Watts
    July 26 at 6:29 am

    I love reading books and this sounds like a great book. Definitely will have to get this!

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