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Books are fast becoming luxury items in Argentina. While books in English have always been difficult and expensive to buy, books in Spanish are heading in the same direction. When you have a book-hungry baby, paying upwards of $100 pesos (around US$12) per kids’ title hurts.

Baby G is over the stage of putting books in his mouth but he still loves to dig into books with such enthusiasm that the covers end up detached and the pages falling out after a few weeks of reading. And we’re talking about baby board books here; I haven’t given him a delicate copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude to play with or anything like that.

That’s why I really want to buy G some of these Indestructibles – “water-proof, tear-resistant, and baby-durable” books that – best of all – look and feel like “real” paper books with thin, flexible pages (G knows the difference between bath books and real books and, believe me, he’s not happy reading a bath book unless he’s actually in the bath.)

Any available in Argentina? Any other ideas for the strongest baby books on the market (Spanish or English)?