I’m feeling all deja vu’y and nostalgic these days. It was this same time last year that I got hooked on crafty weblogs and started back to sewing full throttle (my blog birthday is right around the corner!). The weather, the garage sales, all the crafty how-to books I’ve been getting lately – they’re all reminding me of this time last year. Thinking about the early days made me realize how I haven’t written about any of our children’s book finds in ages. Oscar and I still hit the library 3 or 4 times a week and while the chances of me finding something fun and new are lessening, I still manage to bring home at least one great book a week. I’m debating whether or not to put a list of the books we’re into on the sidebar. In the meanwhile here are some of our recent faves.
Oscar’s new favorite book is slide, already by Kit Allen. I was so happy to find a new book by one of our favorite author/illustrators. Oscar gets so excited when we’re reading this book – he kicks his feet and slaps the book and jumps out of my lap.
This book is by Taro Gomi who made the super cool coloring book Scribbles. It’s called Bus Stops and on top of the beautiful Gomi illustrations it’s a very fun "i spy" kinda thing – "can you find a bulldozer" Oscar’s getting the hang of it and pointing before the question is asked.
No Roses for Harry! I’m a sucker for all the little vintage looking kids in their great hats.
The Story of Honk-Honk-Ashoo and the Swella Bow-Wow by Ralph Cosentino. His name, Honk-Honk-Ashoo, is the sound he makes when snoring. And he’s a big pillow! Everything at Honk Honk’s house is a little character – the slippers, the wagon, the smiling lamp, etc. So cute!
Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar is the cutest little boy and his dog story. Almost makes me want to take on a puppy. Almost. The School Library Journal review on Amazon says the pencil and watercolor drawings are too monochromatic and not eye-catching. But I love them. I’m a sucker for the monochromatic.