Archive for the ‘Board Books’ Category

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!

How Do I Love You? by P.K. Hallinan

May 27, 2011 - 10:25 pm No Comments

This is one of my all time favorite board books ever of all time. (Can you tell I really, really like it?) This book conveys just how much parents love their children no matter what kind of mischief their children get into. Grab a box of tissues before you read this one; I tear up every single time.

You Are My I Love You by by Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa

May 25, 2011 - 1:28 pm No Comments

This is such a sweet, sweet book and might make you a little teary-eyed as you read it to your little ones. The illustrations in this book are wonderful and any parent will be able to identify with the message.

Here is an excerpt:
I am your parent you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild
I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle

I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you

Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman

May 25, 2011 - 1:12 pm No Comments

This is a super cute book that shows various animals with their parents and how the parents “carry” their babies from place to place. Little ones will love this book because it has animal babies in it and it rhymes. (You know how much I love rhyming books.) Parents will love this book because it is so sweet, the illustrations are fantastic and the book has a wonderful ending.

Family by Helen Oxenbury

March 14, 2011 - 2:26 pm No Comments

This is a very sweet and simple book with very little text. The illustrations are warm and inviting. This is a board book…so it’s either great for little ones to chew on or a great way for an adult to talk with little ones about the pictures in the book to help broaden their vocabulary…mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather and baby.

Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl

February 15, 2011 - 2:07 pm No Comments

Pony does a lot of things just like his dad: he eats a lot, picks out his toothbrush, squeezes out the toothpaste and brushes up and down. He makes sure to brush every single tooth. He also swishes and spits, just like his dad…but sometimes he misses the sink. Oops! This is a great board book to share with your little one.

The Hat by Jan Brett

January 12, 2011 - 8:15 pm No Comments

A little girl loses a mitten to a hedgehog who gets his nose stuck in it so that it looks like he is wearing a hat. The mother hen sees him and laughingly asks him what is on his head. He tells her it’s his beautiful new hat. The gander, the barn cat, the dog, the pig and the horse all laugh at the hedgehog, too, but secretly wish they all had something cool to wear. By the end they all look like a winter fashion show gone terribly wrong. Your kids will love the illustrations, especially the ones on the side of each page that give them a little hint as to what is coming up next in the story. I think this is the first Jan Brett book I ever read and it is probably one of her most famous.