Friday, May 4, 2012

Mama tell me a story...

Reading to our kids is one of the reasons Robyn and I started this blog.  We love books and we wanted to help other moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles & teachers (and anyone who interacts with children for that matter) find new books. Good books!  The best books!  Books you can't put down because your kids ask for them again and again books! 

So, since Mother's Day is just around the corner, we are bringing you a top 10 list starring moms, and we're showing you all the titles while we're reading to our munchkins!  (Photos were taken by munchkins too-- they did pretty well didn't they?)

The Seven Silly Eaters is a favorite around here, it is about Mrs. Peters after all!  We love her story and the resolution-- and I adore double dore Marla Frazee's illustrations!  Oh, and seriously, that is a lot of quality rhyming!

Just What Mama Needs is the cutest little story.  Introducing young Abby who pretends to be all kinds of different things & the Mama is just the best!  She always embraces Abby's imagination- it's adorable, trust me.

 I Love You As Much... is the loveliest of books!  Different animal mommies say how much they love their little ones (the camel: as much as the desert is dry).  These statements are paired with wonderful, tender illustrations-- I cannot believe I have not seen this book before now!  And believe you me, this blog will be seeing more of  Laura Krauss Melmed and Henri Sorensen. 

Little Roo is feeling grumpy in I Love It When You Smile and it's up to Mama to cheer him up.  Not an easy task, you know how it is!

What Moms Can't Do is a funny book about things a child thinks his mom can't do.  This little guy has a pretty entertaining take on his mom's ability to get stuff done.  My favorite, "Sometimes moms can't hear themselves think (whatever that means)." Cute story! 

This book is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.  The illustrations are immaculate and the message is wonderful.  The book talks about many different animal babies and what it's like for them to come into this world, ending with a human baby and mother of course.  beautiful beautiful beautiful

Are You My Mother? is a classic book about moms and my kids love it! They are particularly fond of the snort. They can't get enough of that thing.  SNORT!

Mem Fox's Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is a fantastic poetic story told by a loving mother about little babies from all over the world, all so different- yet they all have ten little fingers & ten little toes.  LOVE

I love Llama Llama and his wonderful mama!  Here we see them in a totally typical mom/child moment-- which thankfully is resolved happily and not by them leaving the store as quickly as possible with Llama Llama screaming in her arms (not that that's ever happened to me or anything.)

Can't forget What Mommies Do Best.  This book is SO great.  (and BONUS you get two books in one with this puppy, so you can celebrate Daddies too.)

We'll be featuring more mom books throughout the month, but hopefully this gets you in a Mother's Day mood.  Grab one of these and a kiddo and get reading! Have a great weekend!
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