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Stumpkin: A Halloween Delight

Okay, I slacked off on Halloween book reviews. In my defense, this wasn’t out of a lack of love for the holiday. We just didn’t have any Halloween books on hand! Then we were gifted Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins. This is just a very very cute book. The book is simple enough. We meetContinue reading “Stumpkin: A Halloween Delight”

TRUCKS: Exactly What It Says

TRUCKS is written by Sarah Powell and illustrated by Dan Green and Nicola Friggens. It is a book designed to be absolutely adored by toddlers. It works. Our copy is taped together in more places than I can count. Our toddler is a truck lover, and this book is a huge hit. This lift theContinue reading “TRUCKS: Exactly What It Says”

tiny, perfect things: a tiny perfect book

Okay, the book itself isn’t unusually tiny. But it’s undeniably perfect by it’s own definition. “tiny, perfect things” is written by M. H. Clark and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. The book follows a child and grandparent as they go for a walk and look for the small, beautiful things that can be especially thrilling forContinue reading “tiny, perfect things: a tiny perfect book”

My Little Cities, New York: Engaging as the Adult Reading It

“My Little Cities: New York” does most of what you’d ask a New York City board book to do. This means the book is intensely simple, but that also makes it very fun for toddlers and babies, too. Pictures are by Greg Pizzoli and while there aren’t many words, the words are by Jennifer Adams,Continue reading “My Little Cities, New York: Engaging as the Adult Reading It”

Mother Bruce: A Grumpy Delight

Ryan T. Higgins delivers an odd and adorable classic. You just have to read “Mother Bruce.” Mother Bruce is an incredibly accessible picture book featuring Bruce, a grumpy bear who loves to cook. In this universe, Bruce is an incredible chef, but in his culinary pursuits, Bruce stumbles into the job of mothering newly hatchedContinue reading “Mother Bruce: A Grumpy Delight”

You Are New: Short & Sweet

Lucy Knisley almost always delivers. And I only say almost because I haven’t read all of her books. You Are New is a sweet picture book explaining babyhood and newness to any babies willing to listen. The book expands newness, offering assurance to babies and grown ups alike that change can always be found. TheContinue reading “You Are New: Short & Sweet”

Little Baby Bum: A Last & Awful Resort

I could write so much more about Little Baby Bum. It’s the strangest show and so remarkably unpleasant. And universally, babies love it. Little Baby Bum is a whole assortment of kid media, but for now, we’ll stick to the Netflix shows. The shows are plotless, with a strange repeating cast of characters and aContinue reading “Little Baby Bum: A Last & Awful Resort”