Wow. Uh hey author are you okay? And have you heard of negging?
Mushroom Rain: love it. Excellent. So good. Led to a mushroom hunt and attempt at spore printing. Beautiful, too.
Further learning type section at the back.
Bodies are Cool: good book. Love the degree of diversity represented. Simple message and structure without being preachy or academic.
Wanted to love this book but don’t. Maybe when Latte is older? But it got a “mama why you talking weird?” And put in the returns bag (which she never willingly does lol). Later taken out and we look at the pictures, but she’s luke warm at best on it. Maybe if your kid liked anti racist baby they’d like this- it’s kind of a similar tone, educational and speech given before a rights March vibes. That’s not Latte’s speed apparently, and neither of those have landed for her. It also feels more unfocused than anti racist baby come to think of it- the central thread on this wanders quite a bit.
I don’t have interior pictures but we really liked this one- but it’s really for parents and babies too young to care. “Kitty is hiding. Kitty is hiding because I am a baby.” Etc. When “Mommy is thirsty because I am a baby,” she is pouring herself a glass of wine that she then drinks while Grandma is playing with the baby. My tweens also get a big kick out of it! Basically just a smiling baby wreaking havoc. “Basket is empty. Basket is empty because I am a baby.” Indeed.
Age: young baby. A listing of some of our favorites.
Hands down newborn fave-
Look, Look! https://a.co/d/79U45KB
We kept it by the changing table and she stared at it for ages.
Slightly older baby loved ones:
The Going-To-Bed Book https://a.co/d/hTmrB5j
First 100 Words: A Padded Board Book https://a.co/d/iTQZDou
My First Library : Boxset of 10 Board Books for Kids https://a.co/d/fVpUQmh
Baby Touch and Feel: Animals https://a.co/d/gf33WKC
Oh! And how did I forget these ones:
Moo, Baa, La La La! (Boynton on Board) https://a.co/d/fkCR409
Everywhere Babies Board Book https://a.co/d/bPpjzkq
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Padded Board Book https://a.co/d/esbpa18
Babies Around the World: Dancing https://a.co/d/6PNMy2N
And we read this one to Latte for bedtime routine every night from the time she was 4 months (when we started a formal routine) until sometime after she was 2 when she started refusing it.
If Animals Kissed Good Night https://a.co/d/aIrxz9F
Indestructibles: Love You, Baby: Chew Proof · Rip Proof · Nontoxic · 100% Washable (Book for Babies, Newborn Books, Safe to Chew) https://a.co/d/6bEJM4P
Loved this one too.
Baby can see black & white (high contrast), you and I can sob at the sweetness.
About a disabled kid, sort of autobiographical? Helps kids learn what’s ok to ask someone, boundaries etc with a disabled kid centred in the story. Also the Catchpoles have a family IG account and discuss other books and things.
Oooh that description reminds me of this one I love:
Little You https://a.co/d/gJMA7qR
Added to my holds, thank you!