When I saw Peg Perego Book Plus for the first time, it blew me away! It is a new-generation stroller that has a reversible seat, a large basket, and a canopy to die for.
The canopy is so big, that it goes all the way down to a footrest covering your child completely!
The seat has a totally flat recline making it great for newborns. What I really love is that if you lift the footrest and completely recline the seat, you can create a bassinet environment for your baby by using an INCLUDED footmuff.
You don’t even need to get a bassinet! You can also turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. There is also a bassinet option for parents who want a pram.
Another important feature of Book Plus is an easy ONE-HAND FOLD. Everybody loves the way City Mini and B-Agile folds. Who wants to bend down to the ground to fold it? Well, Book Plus has the same type of fold. It folds like a book! LOL.
You can have a child in one hand and fold it with the other. It weighs 22 lbs, which is an average weight for a reversible-seat stroller with so many features.
The big wheels and all-wheel suspension help to smooth out the bumps. You can take this stroller for a walk in the park, grocery store, or doctor’s appointment. The maneuverability is great!
You can easily navigate the store by pushing it with one hand. Although it is not an all-terrain stroller, the wheels are big enough (7″ and 10″) to handle grass, playground mulch, or uneven pavement. It is a very practical stroller that will grow with your baby. You can use it from birth and up to 45 lbs.
I gave Book Plus 5 out of 5 stars because it seems like Peg Perego thought about everything in Book Plus. There are only a few minor things I would change: make a peekaboo window larger and add a closure, add padding to the harness, and increase the canopy height.
Like all high-quality strollers Book Plus is not cheap. The price range from $449 – $490. The price depends on the color. The good news is that it comes with a bunch of accessories like a footmuff, a cup holder, a bumper bar, and a rain cover.
his is one of the best canopies I’ve seen. It is not only huge, but it also goes down to the leg rest! It will provide your child with FULL sun coverage no matter what angle the sun is shining from. Small babies can be covered completely with their legs.
It has a small see-through plastic peekaboo window that does not have a closure. I wish there would be a magnetic closure. The canopy also has a zipper in the back that you can unzip to create a ‘floating’ canopy.
It is 12″ wide and 21″ high from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. It’s not as high as some of the other strollers, but your 3-year-old should fit just fine. The one-hand lever-operated recline offers four positions including a flat one.
It’s designed to accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs. The included footmuff will help you create a cozy bassinet-like environment for a newborn (Peg Perego calls it a ‘carriage mode’). You can also use it as a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.
One of the main features of the Book Plus is that it has a reversible seat. Swing the seat around and your child will be facing you.
It has an adjustable non-padded 5-point harness with a center release button in the middle.
It is a foam-covered handlebar that adjusts from 34″ up to 42″ from the ground. There is a convenient grip in the middle for convenient one-hand steering. Love it!
I always have something on the other hand like a cell phone or a drink …usually a glass of wine… just kidding… it’s JUST a cup of coffee. LOL… Wine… I wish! Those days are so over… So, I push the stroller with one hand most of the time.
That’s where I put my glass of wine. LOL. Anyways, it’s removable and will fit a regular bottle of water.
It goes all the way up allowing small babies to stretch their legs. It has a long leg drop of 14″ (that is very long compared to other strollers).
The basket is not only large but also easily accessible even with the seat fully reclined. You can fit two large diaper bags. Great for grocery shopping.
It has four hard rubber wheels with 7″ front wheels and 10″ rear wheels. The front wheels are 360-degree swivel wheels that can be locked straight for more stability. I really like that the wheels are the maximum size for strollers in its class.
The all-wheel suspension system will help to absorb some of the pumps and make the ride a little smoother.
There is a foot parking pedal located in the back. It can be easily locked in place with one step. It is NOT flip-flop friendly.
The fold is great! It is a one-hand one-step fold that works with the seat attached even if it’s facing the other direction or the seat is removed. All you need to do is to pull on the strap located in the back of the seat.
And that’s it! The Book Plus will fold just like a book! There is an automatic lock and it stands on its own. And, you can wheel it behind you when folded like luggage which makes it very convenient if you are going to the airport.
It is a swing-away bumper bar that can be easily removed.
I absolutely love that you can use this foot muff to create a bassinet-like environment for smaller babies! It attaches to the bumper bar and has a pocket for keeping the hands of your child warm (I would like to see those kids who would put their hands in the pocket and sit that way).
You can turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. The Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Infant Car Seat can be attached to the frame with no additional adapters. It also works with the most popular car seats like:
- Maxi Cosi Prezi
- Maxi Cosi Mico
- Cybex Aton
- Cybex Aton 2
- Nuna Pipa
-Peekaboo window. I wish there was a magnetic closure on the peekaboo window and it would be nice to have a dark mesh.
-Harness. I wish it was padded. I think this is an easy fix.
-Canopy height. The canopy height is only 21″ which is on the lower side comparing to other stroller. I would like to see at least 25″. Like many others I have a very tall child.
I found this great video review Book Plus by BabyGizmo.
I also found this great video by Peg Perego.
Stroller weight: 22 lbs
Weight limit: 45 lbs
Folded dimensions: 32.16″L x 18″H x 23.75″W
Handlebar height: 34″ – 42″
Seat to canopy height: 21″
Front wheels: 7″
Rear wheels: 10″
Overall length: 39.5″
Overall width: 24″
Peg Perego has 1 year warranty on the frame of the stroller and 90 days on fabric from the day of purchase.
For 2013 Book Plus is available in six colors: pois black, pois grey, flamenco (red and black), fucsia (pink and black), mentha (green and gray), stone (gray and black).
Book Plus has accessories like a bassinet ($250), a child’s tray ($30), an everyday bag, a new toddler lightweight seat, a seat cushion ($80) Ouch!, a mosquito net ($31), and a diaper bag.
Where to buy it
You can get Book Plus in one of the six beautiful colors for $449 – $490. This is a great price since it’s sold for around $500 on most other sites.