The Little Lamp

So, this is a pretty important week for me. Not because I’ll be one step closer to forty by the time the week is through, but because a tale that’s been floating in my mind for many years is finally seeing the light of day. This week marks the release of my first children’s pictureContinue reading “The Little Lamp”

Read it again! And again! And again!

Our two and a half year old daughter has a book she adores called 5-Minute Pinkalicious Stories, filled with 12 different stories featuring her favorite animated counterpart, Pinkalicious. It was found in her Easter basket, a gift from that hippity hoppity Easter Bunny, and has become a staple of almost every evening storytime. Twelve storiesContinue reading “Read it again! And again! And again!”

The Secret Origin of Curious George!

I love Curious George. I really do. I very fondly remember reading the books as a kid and those cartoons that looked like the books come to life back in the 80s. I even still have an old drawing of George I did when I was seven years old, discovered last year among some itemsContinue reading “The Secret Origin of Curious George!”

Nap-A-Roo

Every now and then I get a new book to try out at storytime via the Independent Book Publishers Association. Storytime always proves to be the best litmus test, as opposed to me just reading a book and telling you what I thought. Honestly, who cares what I think if the book is for kids.Continue reading “Nap-A-Roo”

The Little Mouse Santi

As I’ve mentioned (a lot) in the past, storytime is a very important part of our daily routines. Whether it’s post-bathtime or not, our pre-bedtime ritual always involved getting a few books off our little guy’s bookshelf (although for quite some time he’s been old enough to pick them out on his own), all plopContinue reading “The Little Mouse Santi”

The Real Story of The Three Little Pigs is not what I thought it was

Most of us remember the tale of the Three Little Pigs, right? One builds his house of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks and when the Big Bad Wolf comes calling, it’s only the pig in the brick house, who spent the time working hard on his home instead of goofing off andContinue reading “The Real Story of The Three Little Pigs is not what I thought it was”

Take a look, it’s in a book

We all want to know what’s going on inside the minds of our little ones, I’m sure. Lately, though, I have been especially curious when it comes to the look on our little guy’s face as he flips through books. I know I write a lot about (perhaps ad nauseam) how important our nightly routineContinue reading “Take a look, it’s in a book”