board book


Definition of board book

: a book for young children with pages made of heavy laminated paper or cardboard The winners span the spectrum, from simple board books for babies to adventure tales for preteens.— Arlene Eisenberg et al., Parenting, August 1997 The publishing industry calls them board books because most have pages that are reinforced, made out of tough paper or cardboard pages, laminated to be wiped clean and survive the assault of the sandbox.— Carrie Carmichael, New York Times Book Review, 11 Nov. 1984

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First Known Use of board book

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Board book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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