Technically, the nine-month mark isn’t till a week from now, but now is when I have time, so here it is a week early!
- I Am the Wolf…and Here I Come! – My friend picked this up at the library, but then was going to leave it behind. I’m of the leave-no-book-behind mentality, though, so I nabbed it, and Lyra loves it. Great opportunity to do a wolf voice, and if your kid likes to be startled, you can have a lot of fun with the last page.
- The Eensy-Weensy Spider – Who knew there were so many verses to this?? And that it was “eensy-weensy” instead of “itsy-bitsy”?
- I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy is my new go-to for newborns and new parents; it’s got the black and white illustrations like Tana Hoban’s books, but also has some simple text and a strip of color down each page edge.
- The Pigeon Loves Things That Go – The Mo Willems empire expands with “a smidgen of pigeon.”
- That’s Not My Pony… – This whole series irks me a little, but we’re at the touch-and-feel stage, so here’s another one.
- Sign Language ABC – This is the second or third time we’ve checked this one out, and I still like it, but I just realized the picture of the octopus has only five legs. What happened to the other three…
- The Monster at the End of This Book – Grover begs the reader not to turn the pages of this book, and tries everything he can think of to hinder page-turning, to no avail. “Did you know that you are very strong?”
- Little Pea – Recommended by Drew Magary, author of Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First Century Parenthood, in this article. (Do not click through if you have delicate sensibilities.) A big hit all around. We’ll be requesting more from this list.
- How to Cheer Up Dad – I saw the title on the spine at the library and pulled it off the shelf. Hurray for serendipity! The whole family loves this one. “I wonder how much cheering up Dad will need tomorrow…”