Monday, March 19, 2018

Ultimate Collector's Guide to the Beanie Boos

Beanie Boos: Ultimate Collector's Guide. Meredith Rusu. 2018. Scholastic. 192 pages. [Source: Review copy]

 This one contains information or "super stats" on over three-hundred beanie boos. Beanie Boos for those not in the know are Beanie Babies with HUGE eyes. They can come in up to five different sizes: clip, regular, medium, large, and extra-large. Not every single beanie boo comes in all five sizes.

Does the book contain EVERYTHING you might want to know about collecting Beanie Boos? Not really. For one thing it doesn't state *when* a Beanie Boo was released. It doesn't tell if it is current or retired. It doesn't tell if it is/was available only in stores or only online. So if you actually want to BUY a specific Beanie Boo, the only helpful information it gives you is its name.

You might be thinking, well, the book might not be helpful but surely the TY website would be. You'd be WRONG, WRONG, SUPER-WRONG. The website is CONFUSING and FRUSTRATING and doesn't follow any rhyme or reason. (Unless they've changed it since Christmas!!!) Though knowing the exact name would be helpful when searching the website.

What the book does contain are ADORABLE pictures of Beanie Boos. The Beanie Boos are arranged in alphabetical order.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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