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Counting, Cars and Sounds – This Book is Fun for All!!

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A Book A Day All The Way To K!

The Book: 1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom A Counting Book

The Author: Sarah Lynn

Illustrated By: Daniel Griffo

The Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing

Text copyright c2012 by Sarah Lynn

illustrations by Daniel Griffo, coupright c2012 by Amazon Publishing

The Link (to purchase for your home library):
1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom!: A Counting Book

Best For: 18 months -5

The Premise: Race cars, short sentences, and lots of colorful pictures. This book is a quick and easy read, even though it may seem “thick” at 32 pages (including the title page and dedications). This is an energizing book, full of sounds to keep even the wiggliest kiddo engaged. A fun and different way to teach numbers and count to 10. Great for younger toddlers, and those who need lots to see on each page.

The Skinny: Similar to many books targeted to this age group, this book is made up of short poem like statements rather than traditional sentences. It is filled with onomatopoeia which is not only  entertaining to readers and listeners, it engages brains.  Both Bug and I enjoyed this book and have read it multiple times, Lil’ Bit (who is way past this level) sat down and listened a time or two.

Why Own It: This book is just fun. Fun to read, and according to the kiddos, fun to hear. If you have a little one into cars, or racing, this is a must. I would also recommend it for kiddos who have a hard time sitting down and listening to a traditional story.

A Book For Cuddling With Babies

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The Book: I Love You, Good Night

The Author: Jon Buller and Susan Schade

The Illustrator: Bernadette Pons

The Publisher: Little Simon

Copyright: Text copyright c 1988 by Susan Schade and Jon Buller; Illustrations copyright c 2006 by Bernadette Pons

The Link (to purchase for your home library):
I Love You, Good Night

Best for: Newborns through age 2

The Premise: A sweet bed time story of a momma mouse telling her little mouse how much she loves him. She compares her love to everyday items and concepts little ones (early toddler age) can easily grasp.

The Skinny: This book is perfect for good night cuddles. The illustrations are calming and the colors used are muted, so there is minimal risk of (the dreaded) overstimulation at bedtime. The image on each page match what is happening and shows the love of this momma mouse to her baby mouse. I have read this book to both Lil’ Bit and Baby Bug countless times and it is always a favorite. It is a  board book, so easy to hold; making it ideal for parents to hold while feeding or rocking babies, to uncoordinated toddlers who like to turn the pages. The text stands out on the page so you won’t find yourself squinting to see the words through tired eyes.

Why Own It: This book is great to read to kiddos starting at the earliest of ages, both of my kiddos have loved it through age 2. It is perfect for settling for bed. This book is also ideal for gifting to new parents.

We are challenging ourselves to read (at least) 1 book each day to our very squirmy toddler. Join us on our challenge and visit regularly for quick and fun reviews of the books we read.

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