Archive for the ‘Baby’ Category

How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by Varsha Bajaj

June 27, 2011 - 9:27 am No Comments

This book is perfect for the toddler/preschooler in your life. It has animals, it rhymes and it has counting. Each animal in the book tells their mom or dad a certain number of kisses they need before they can go to sleep. Then a little girl asks for 100 kisses, one for each curl and a boy tells his mom he wants a million kisses. How many kisses do you think your child will ask for?

Sleep by Roberta Grobel Intrater

June 13, 2011 - 12:14 pm No Comments

I have no idea how many times I have read this book, but it is A LOT. This was a favorite at naptime in our house for a long, long, long time. Children love to look at pictures of other children doing all of the things that they do too…cuddling with their lovey, getting tucked in, getting a kiss from mom and going to sleep. Yay, bedtime! 🙂

Tickle, Tickle by Helen Oxenbury

June 13, 2011 - 12:03 pm No Comments

This is a very short book, but is a little big bigger in size than most board books which might make it easier for your little one to handle. Your child will love the pictures of babies getting dirty, taking a bath, brushing their hair and getting tickled. It also rhymes and might lead to a little tickle time of your own.

If Kisses Were Colors by Janet Lawler

June 7, 2011 - 9:03 am No Comments

This book is beautifully illustrated and beautifully written…a combo that is hard to pass up. On top of all that, your child will inevitably get lots of extra kisses each time you read this book to them.

If kisses were pebbles, your beach would be lined
with stone by the million, of all shapes and kinds.
If kisses were comets, the sky would be bright
with flashes of fire that streak through the night.

Peek-a-Who? by Nina Laden

June 6, 2011 - 1:23 pm No Comments

Oh, how I wish I would have known about this book when my boys were younger. They would have LOVED it! Not only does it include animals sounds and have little cut out parts so children can guess what picture is coming next, but it rhymes and it has repetition…they would have loved it as I am sure your little one will, too.

Smile! by Roberta Grobel Intrater

June 5, 2011 - 9:41 am No Comments

Babies love to look at pictures of other babies, especially pictures of other babies smiling. When our youngest was a baby, I cut out a bunch of pictures from parenting magazines of babies smiling and taped them to the wall next to where I changed his diapers so he could look over and see all of those smiling babies. This book is just like that, only you can take it with you and you don’t have to be in the middle of a diaper change to enjoy it.

I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy

June 3, 2011 - 11:59 am No Comments

I wish I would have known about this book when my two were little ones. This book is a great interactive book that will give you an excuse to kiss the baby, sing to the baby, tickle the baby and then kiss the baby again. Lots of cuddles and giggles will come from reading this book again and again.

A Child’s Good Morning Book by Margaret Wise Brown

June 2, 2011 - 9:48 pm No Comments

Before I begin, I must tell you that I have never met a Margaret Wise Brown book that I didn’t like and this one is no exception. The way she weaves words together is fantastic, but that may not be why your little one will love this book. The youngest book lovers in your family will love the bright colors and the animals, but I bet they will also love the poetry, the phrasing and the rhyme. Happy reading!

Hugs & Kisses by Roberta Grobel Intrater

May 27, 2011 - 11:05 pm No Comments

My boys LOVED this book and it got read a lot at naptime. I probably haven’t read it in five years, but I think I could probably still recite it from memory. This book gives you lots of excuses to hug and kiss your little one, too…not that you need any excuses. 🙂

Who Said Moo? by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback

May 27, 2011 - 10:36 pm No Comments

If you have a little one that is into animal sounds right now, then this is the book for you. It has flaps, too, and if you have a little one that is into animal sounds, my guess is that they probably love flap books, too. This book is also fun for kids because there is a lot of repetition so they quickly figure out that they can help participate in the story, too. Happy reading!