Oh, Please Not That One AGAIN
Each time Hayden brings out these books (which is every time I offer to read him a book, which is a minimum of twice daily), I just want to beg, “No, not again. Can’t we read something else?” And then I remind myself that I brought these books home. Five days ago. We have read them at least forty-three times each. So, do your child a favor, and get him these books. You may never have to read Richard Scary again.
We brought this book home from the library about a year ago, and Hayden was enchanted. He was drawn to the illustrations and the simplicity of the text. I happened to see it in a store the other day, so I bought it. He is even more into it, now that he is older. He loves to point out the details in the pictures and try to “read” along. I am rarely impressed with Caldecott award books, but this one is an exception.
If this isn’t the cutest book in the world, I don’t know what is. I had never heard of it before, but when I saw Owl Babies I had to buy it. I’m so glad that I did. The illustrations are beautiful, the story is sweet, and its theme is applicable to what’s going on in our toddler corner of the world. Hayden had some of the lines memorized after a day, and I think this is one we will both enjoy for awhile.