Friday, September 27, 2013


Can never go wrong with Dr. Seuss books!


SLIPPERS: Sassy Babies

BOW: Target

Most of us have heard how important it is to have books at home and read them, even to young kids. But how do you know which titles your baby or toddler will love? Here is a list of all-time and newer classics to help expectant and new Mommy and Daddy's stock their baby's bookshelf. I of course had to add Princess Disney Books to our library! 

1. Corduroy By Don Freeman

A funny, timeless story of a slightly shabby teddy bear in need of a home (and a button for his overalls). He finds both, and a friend, when a little girl named Lisa (that's my name) uses her savings to buy him at the local department store.
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
The book's stunning mixed-media collages and simple but memorable story have charmed millions of readers since its 1969 debut. It follows the development of a newborn caterpillar on his trail through a multitude of snacks -- who doesn't dream of eating one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon in one day? -- and his transformation into a butterfly. Little fingers will enjoy poking the holes the caterpillar leaves behind as he munches his way through the story.
3. My Very First Mother Goose Edited by Iona Opie  
Cheerful illustrations featuring Rosemary Wells' (of "Max and Ruby" fame) stylized animal characters accompany more than 60 nursery rhymes both familiar and lesser-known, and help to introduce young listeners to the pleasures of sing-song language.
4. Close Your Eyes By Kate Banks
A mother tiger encourages her restless cub to settle down to sleep by describing the dreams he may have, reassuring him that she'll be there when he wakes, and that "Dark is just the other side of light. It's what comes before dreams." Aw. Lush paintings by Georg Hallensleben (And If the Moon Could Talk) capture the off-kilter world of dreams and the beauty of the natural world, as the scenes shift back and forth between reality and fantasy.
5. Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino
Simple, rhyming stanzas and bright, silly illustrations carry readers through Lloyd the Llama's quizzing of his friends about their mamas. When his buddies (including a bat, a seal, a duckling, and a calf) give Lloyd clues about their moms, he has to guess what kind of animal they are.

Life is bright when you have a good start in your library! Adie just loves her books and she always grabs one and flips through the pages and talks and babbles! I sure hope it sticks for when she is in school :) It has been raining all morning so what a perfect time to grab that book and snuggle! I just love how smart a one year old really is! 

Hope you guys have a fun weekend; we're headed to the Circus with the cutest outfit ever! (first timers).
We'll so blog about it ... so see you next week!

There is always more just around the "corner"!

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