Monday, October 6, 2008

Holiday Book Ideas

Ok, so I'll admit it. I am a children's book junkie. Being a former teacher and a mother of a two year old, it's hard not to notice all the wonderful books that are published for kids. I always have my eyes and ears open for great books and here are a couple that stand out for the holiday season.

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
This book is currently one of Alex's favorites. It is the familiar tale of the Gingerbread cookie that escapes the oven and wreaks havoc on an entire town. This version by Brett is beautifully illustrated in her signature style, complete with a detailed gingerbread border on every page. There is also a little gingerbread house on the last page that opens to reveal the surprise ending. We own the board book but this book comes in a standard size as well.

Dream Snow by Eric Carle
As with many Eric Carle books, this one weaves in multiple elements. Dream Snow is perfect for little ones and includes counting, prediction, and a little Christmas magic. Alex loves this book's colorful illustrations, animals, and the button on the last page that plays the beautiful sound of chimes when pushed.

Both these books are currently in print and could be found at your local bookstore.

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