I’m not a cat person – I’m a dog person, through and through. However, this book was too charming to pass up. Caldecott Medal winner Kitten’s First Full Moon, by Kevin Henkes, is a beautifully illustrated account of a kitty’s first encounter with a full moon. Kitten mistakenly believes the full moon is a bowl of milk, and ventures… Continue reading Mini Review: Kitten’s First Full Moon
The Sheep series by Nancy Shaw is a LOT of fun. The series features the adventures of a small flock of sheep, all told through tongue-twisting rhyme. I’m pretty good at tongue twisters, but even I stumbled through this one… something about the “s” sound, I think. These books are full of lighthearted fun. The… Continue reading Sheep Series by Nancy Shaw
I rarely see children’s books that focus on the father, so I was excited to get my hands on this lovely book by Margaret Wise Brown. All the Little Fathers is written by the same author who gave us the classics Good Night Moon and The Runaway Bunny, and this book contains the same loving, caring impressions we’ve seen… Continue reading Mini Review: All the Little Fathers
This fun picture book about a precocious little piglet named Olivia is a great addition to a young child’s library. Olivia follows the titular character on her various activities, including getting dressed, going to the beach and museum, and getting ready for bed. Olivia is a Caldecott Honor Book, and for good reason. The illustrations in this story are generally in… Continue reading Mini Review: Olivia by Ian Falconer
In the spirit of the fall season, I picked up this cute little board book for my daughter. We adore the If You Give… series by Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is a favorite in our house). In this short board book, Mouse and his friend Dog decorate seven pumpkins with… Continue reading Seasonal Books – It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
A developmental tool/toy AND a book for your baby? Um, yes! If multifunction is the name of your game, check out Lamaze Soft Books. I have two in my home library, and I highly recommend them for babies. The two I have are recommended for 6mo+ and 12mo+, but I used them with my daughter since she… Continue reading Books for Baby: TOMY/Lamaze Soft Books
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine hosted an online Usborne books party. Basically, a rep from Usborne books posted info and suggestions to the group of friends who “attended” the party, and we could ask questions and get recommendations based on the ages and interests of our little ones. I’m in no way… Continue reading Usborne Book Haul!
Follow Froggy on his everyday experiences and adventures in this picture book series by Jonathan London. These hardcover, fully-illustrated books are fun to look at, with generous doses of color. Each book begins with a new day and focuses on a new adventure for the active amphibian, and littles will enjoy the many silly sound effects incorporated in… Continue reading Froggy series by Jonathan London
Time to Say Please! by Mo Willems Interested in teaching your toddler to wield the magic word? The magic word gets a boost in this fun picture book by Mo Willems. A determined pack of mice convince a young girl that the best way to get what she wants is to ask politely. The story… Continue reading Mini Review: Time to Say Please!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems If you’ve got a toddler or young child that just loves to say “no,” this book is for you. Caldecott Honor book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is interactive fiction, meaning it requires a response from the reader. That said, this book is probably… Continue reading Mini Review: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!