The more he grows, the more his personality and taste in books is beginning to evolve. It’s quite a sight watching him sit and select which books to pull off of his bookshelf each and every morning. It’s usually the same 3 books, but every once in a while, he’ll pull out something new. If I ever want to distract him from climbing on the coffee table or playing with the TV cords, I just start reading from one of these books and he quickly comes over to me, ready to sit, listen and help turn the page. He’s quite a pro at turning the page, especially waiting until I finish the page (well…sometimes).
Karen Katz’s Brand New Baby: Baby’s Numbers: Little A absolutely loves this book. Counting from 1 to 10, going from day to night, baby counts all the things that make up their busy day, from shoes, to noisy trucks to shining stars.
Nina Laden’s Peek-A Who? We discovered this book at my sister-in-law’s house, and it has quickly become a daily read for us. I didn’t hesitate to buy my own copy when we came back home. Little A will flip through this book, excitedly turn the pages, or better yet, peek through the hole in the page to see who is waiting to pop out at him. Owls start us off, but we peek cows, ghosts, trains and more. I like how eclectic it is. It’s not just farm animals, or vehicles. It’s a good mix of everything.
DK’s Peek A Book Pop Up Farm. This is the book that got the ball rolling. You can pull down the flaps, and open them sideways to see who is hiding on the farm. This page, pictured on the left, is the first one where Little A learned to pull down the flap to see who was hiding behind the trees (hint…he goes Honk!). During 2 plane trips to Portland and Las Vegas, we read this book over 5x both directions, it kept the little guy occupied and entertaining on our laps for the duration of the flights. That’s no small feat with a 7-month-old.