My Chalkboard Book: Write and Draw with Chalk!
Not everything that's overtly commercial has to suck. The folks at Nick Jr. produced this clever activity book, printed on black pages so kids can write and draw in chalk. The characters -- Dora the Explorer, Li'l Bill and Blue -- are from some of Nickelodeon's most popular kids' shows and will be instantly recognizable to their diminutive fans. But the shows are hits for a reason: they encourage learning with eye-catching graphics and smart, funny characters. Still, even good TV has its limits, which is why it's nice to have some back-up in black-and-white (and all the other colors too).
Note: colored chalk included