We read all sorts of books to our children. We don’t do it as part of a bed time routine like most families do. We just read whenever they bring us a book and ask us to read. My daughter just loves to read the books to herself or read them to her brother. I’ve been excited lately just because Miles is actually starting to sit in my lap and listen to the books. He has a problem sitting still. He is always on the go and learning about the world around him, so having him sit in my lap and listen to the words and look and point at the pictures if very encouraging.
Thanks to Team Mom we have two new books in our library. These two books are both by Leslie Patricelli. Leslie write books that are extremely simple. The books are mostly pictures with very few words. The pictures are so colorful and invite my children to ask questions and point out objects they recognize and say their name. We already had one of her books so I’ll just tell you about all three.
But first, more about Leslie:
After reading her bio, I found that she lives in the Seattle area, (that’s near me) and she wanted to become an artist for the longest time. You know in middle school you have to take some kind of career test. Well, hers said she should go into forestry. She challenged every questions until it said she should be a graphic artist (writer and illustrator were not options). I find that very humorous.
About the Books:
The one we have been reading for over a year is Yummy Yucky. Yummy Yucky goes through each page naming things that are either yummy or yucky. We are teaching our daughter about Mr. Yuck, so we have changed one of the pages from “Mommy’s coffee is yucky” to Mommy’s coffee is yummy. Because she is after my coffee every day knowing that it already tastes good.
Higher! Higher! is a new book from Leslie that was fun to read to Zoe. The little girl gets to spend the day with her daddy and wants to go higher higher on the swing. She gets to see a lot of interesting things on her way to outer space. Then she comes back down and says “again”. My daughter loves to say again.
Finally we have Baby Happy Baby Sad. For this book, we had fun reading it as well. Different things in the book reminded my husband and I of different things that make our kids happy and sad. Miles is out of Juice, Baby miles is sad. It’s a great way to start working with your child on emotions.