Thursday, August 7, 2008

preparing for baby... need your suggestions

The first thing I bought after learning we were expecting a little bundle of joy was this soft, cute-faced monkey. That, when you squeeze it's belly, it joyfully exclaims, ooh-ooh, aah-aah!

The first thing Jon bought was this "pat the bunny" book. And during the past six months we have managed to collect a storage box full of new things for baby.

But on occasion, as I pull the box from the closet, and excitedly take stock of what we have, I've noticed that some things are missing. Some things that I love and know I will need.

Books, books, and more books. Now, it's been a while since I've been in the baby/toddler book phase, and I do have a few classics left over from those days gone by. And if I don't have them, I know what I need to get.

Great books like, "The Giving Tree", all the Eric Carle books, "The Rainbow Fish", "Good Night Moon", and all the Dr. Seuss books.

And of course, there are the personal favorites. For me, it's all the "little critter" books by Mercer Mayer. I just loved reading those books to my son, whose now 15, and my youngest daughter, who is now 12. Wow, has it really been that long? Time sure does fly.

So, when I think about the time that has gone by, I'm sure there are some new classics out there now. That's where I need your help. Tell me what your favorites are, whether it be old or new. I want to know. I need to know so I can go shopping!




Jen said...

Man do I love good picture books. Some of my favs are:

Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson
Is Your Mama a Llama, by Steven Kellogg
Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney
Ox Cart Man, by Donald Hall
The Little Island, by Golden MacDonald

but my all time fav is:

All Those Secrets of the World, By Jane Yolen

and of course her dinosaur series too!

Brittney said...

Sandra Boynton has some great board books!! Lots of touchy feely and they are all so cute!