Archive for the ‘Toddler’ Category

My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

June 6, 2012 - 2:33 pm No Comments

This is such a cute book and the illustrations are adorable. The boy in the story lists all the reasons why his dad is NOT a superhero (he can’t leap over tall buildings in a single bound, he can’t see through walls, he can’t run very fast, etc., etc.) but in the end decides that his dad is super and is a hero to him.

The 10 Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis

June 5, 2012 - 1:09 pm No Comments

Everyone probably has their own top ten list of things they love about their dad if they thought about it. This little boy knows what his are and they include a dad who reads bedtime stories, is a very good listener and likes to be silly. Maybe your little ones can make a Top 10 List for their dad this Father’s Day.

Blue-Ribbon Dad by Beth Raisner Glass

May 29, 2012 - 10:40 am No Comments

A little boy is counting down the hours until his dad gets home. He is trying to find just what he needs to make his dad something special so it will be done by the time his dad comes home from work. As the hours count down, the little boy is remembering all of the things his dad does for him: giving him hugs and kisses, taking him to swim lessons, packing his lunch, taking him to school and reading him bedtime stories. This is a cute rhyming story that would be a great book to help your kids celebrate the wonderful dad they have.

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

April 20, 2012 - 6:58 pm No Comments

Poor chameleon is lonely. He tries changing and fitting in with the yellow banana, the pink cockatoo, a green grasshopper and more. In the end he does find friendship with someone who is just as colorful as he is. Children are fascinated by the fact that chameleons can change colors and they should be…that’s a pretty cool trick.

This is a great book to talk about colors and and if you have older kids, you could also address the topic of not changing who you are just to be someone’s friend. Little ones will LOVE the funny and fantastic illustrations as poor chameleon keeps changing not only his color, but his shape, too.

Job Site by Nathan Clement

April 12, 2012 - 12:32 pm No Comments

There was a time in our house when this book would have been a HUGE hit! If your child is into dump trucks, bull dozers, cement mixers, etc. then this is the book for you.

Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

March 15, 2012 - 9:37 am No Comments

Since it has been raining NON STOP here for days, I thought this might be the perfect book to review today. This is the story of what went on at night on Noah’s ark. Naamah, Noah’s wife, would go from animal to animal and check on them and sing them to sleep until she, too, finally succumbed to the darkness and fell asleep next to Noah.

This story is actually a lullaby and is the perfect peaceful story to read at bedtime.

The Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle

March 14, 2012 - 6:16 pm No Comments

This is a very adorable book about a little blue truck and all of his animal friends. Little Blue Truck gets stuck in the mud and all of his animal friends use teamwork to rescue him and another big truck that’s stuck in the mud. If your little one likes farm animals and/or trucks, then they will love this cute rhyming book.

Worms for Lunch by Leonid Gore

March 13, 2012 - 1:15 pm No Comments

We haven’t had enough books for the four and under set lately on MommaReads and this is a great one to start with. It has flaps! My boys loved flap books when they were little and this one would have gone over famously with them. Your little one will love this as they uncover what all of the critters in this book like to eat.

Anything for You by John Wallace

March 12, 2012 - 9:25 am No Comments

Little Charlie is exhausted. He has been helping Mama all day long. Some of his helping wasn’t actually very helpful, but he was trying. 🙂 At the end of the day, after all of that helping, it’s time to go to bed and Little Charlie is more than happy to help Mama some more, by getting ready for bed and sleeping all night long.

This is such a sweet, sweet, book. It shows the absolutely sweet and tender part of our children who are willing to do anything for us because they love us.

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

March 7, 2012 - 11:05 am No Comments

Cornelius has put his toys away, brushed his teeth, fed his fish, put on his PJs and picked out a book and he still isn’t ready for bed. There is only one thing missing…a HUG! This is a short and sweet book with bright illustrations and would be a perfect bedtime story for the little one you tuck into bed each night.