when i had oliver i quickly remembered i had no books to read him. and with all the expenses a new baby brings along i didn't really have the money to go out and spend hundreds of dollars to fill a bookcase. so i found a fun solution! we got a library card at our local library and we go almost weekly to gather up some new book. i keep a note of which ones we love so i can purchase those ones. it's kind of like testing out the book before you make the purchase. some books are so appealing from the outside, but then once i got home and read the book, it talks about things i don't want my baby to hear or understand until he is older. for example... the grouchy ladybug looks so cute from the cover, but the whole book is the ladybug going to different animals and insects asking if they want to fight. ummm what? no thanks.
i have started to found some of the cutest books and wanted to share them with you. so each month i will have a set of books that we love, and i will say why we love them. if you want, see if your local library has them too so you can see why exactly they made the list before you purchase them.
it's fun to have new books each week to read, but some are just so clever and beautiful i want to own them. so here's round one of books i think are cute and creative!
1. animals and their families by b
this book is on sale for $1.99, yes you heard me right, at barnes and noble right now! what an amazing deal. hurry and hop on that fast because it is normally $17.95.
why i love this book...
the illustrations are amazing. each page has a silhouette of an animal one side, and a beautiful illustration of the animals with their families stating the name of each, the sound they make, and the food they eat. i almost want to rip a few pages out just to frame them and hang them in oliver's room i am that obsessed.
2. what do you see? by martine perrin
this is a clever little book and i love the simplicity of it. it has cut out pages with cute colors and patterns. definitely a favorite for the baby and me.
3. orange pear apple bear by emily gravett
this is just a simple and silly book about an orange, pear, apple, and a bear that get all mixed up. once again, the illustrations... so cute. i am a big fan of watercolor, so i was sold on this book just by the cover. you won't be disappointed.
4. andy warhol's colors by susan goldman rubin
i'm a big fan of andy warhol and his artwork, so i thought it was fun they made a book of his work for kids. it's cute and it rhymes and i love it!
5. in my den by s
oliver loves this book because you can make the bear move like a puppet almost. so he is so intrigued. the author makes a more like this one, and i think it would be fun to own the whole collection. check out in my ocean, in my tree, in my nest, and in my pond. she has many more but those are a few of my faves of hers.
6. little cloud by eric carle
this is actually a book i bought before oliver was born for his shelves. i didn't know anything about it, but i thought it looked cute and it sort of fit the theme of his room. but i'm glad i made the purchase. it's about a little cloud that turns into different shapes and animals. it's adorable!
so there we have it!
stay tuned for next month. happy reading!