We have had the rainiest week, and it looks like the weekend won’t be any drier. We have been laying low, in the new tent, and cycling through our favorite books on the daily. I like to buy the girls my favorite children’s books (Where the Wild Things Are, Ferdinand, Madeline, etc), but I also like to look for fun ones – hey, I’m reading the books, too! I absolutely love looking for new authors and especially illustrators. Most kids books are like works of art! I love displaying them on Peyton’s book wall!
Here are some of Peyton’s (and some of my) favorite books!
1. Flora and the Flamingo is an adorable book about friendship. P loves it because of the dancing, and mostly because it’s pink!
2. Press Here is amazing. Tullet is one of my favorite children’s book authors. They are SO engaging. Peyton is anxious to see what we have to do on each page, and always falls into giggles when the lights go out! 😉
3. Mix it Up! Is another by Tullet. Here, we get to mix colors from paint spats. Again, Peyton is learning to follow directions, and gets to guess the color outcomes (mixing red and blue, and flipping the page to find out what happens is always so exciting!)
4. Warning! Do Not Open This Book always send Peyton and me into giggles. We keep turning the page, despite the book’s many warnings, and the result is so silly! We set an elaborate trap at the end to save the day! Such a fun read!
5. Gaston is a favorite. Two very different puppies learn the real meaning of friendship. Insert “awwwwe” here.
6. The Book With No Pictures is our latest book purchase. It is beyond hilarious. Peyton cannot control her giggles, which makes London giggle as I read EXACTLY what is on each page. Trust me. You want to get this one. And I typed all this with my monkey hands 😉 << have to read it to get that last line!
7. The Day The Crayons Quit is another favorite. I’ll admit this book breaks some of my rules. It’s really long, and helps P drag out bedtime, but for daytime reading, it’s perfect. It also has a few hard to read pages (like yellow, but maybe I just need glasses). That being said, I love it. Peyton loves it. It’s a win-win. I also try to read each letter in a different voice, which makes it even sillier.
8. Tap The Magic Tree is another “interactive” book. I struggle to find a word for these types of books. As we read, we wiggle and jiggle the book, and eagerly turn the page to see the result!
9. I Want My Hat Back is a different type of book. If you’re not familiar with Jon Klassen’s style, this book might come off as unexpected. For example, my mom hates to read this book (she also skips out on This Is Not My Hat). I like it, though! Again, I read each for animal in a different voice, which P loves. The bear spends the whole book looking for his hat, and asking various animals for help. He finds his hat at the end, and retaliates (this is where the book looses fans, like my mom). P and I like to quote this book throughout the day. “Mom, have you seen my pony?” “I haven’t seen it. I would not eat your pony. Do not ask me anymore questions!” And then we laugh and laugh. But. If you don’t like woodland animals (or fish in This is Not My Hat being eaten, maybe avoid Klassen!)
A few of the books I linked are available on Diapers.com. They are currently running a special where if you buy 3 books, you get the 4th free! The code is: 1FREEBOOK 🙂 Happy reading, friends!!