Surviving Parenthood

Goodnight Moon

by Mother of two

Our is so loved that it is rough around the edges.

What can I say about this great classic?  I purchased this book out of peer pressure.  The reviews were great and many of my friends highly recommended it.  When I got my copy, I did not understand what all the hype was about. The color scheme is odd.  Black & white pages were alternated with color pages.  Green and red dominated the color pages.  I was not impressed at all!

Contrary to my belief, Little Lum just fell in love with this book.  After a few readings, he was excited to find the little mouse throughout the book.  He also began pointing out the other things in the room.  Pretty soon he was reading along with me.  He loves to pitch in and finish my sentences and can get pretty upset if I don’t pause long enough to give him a chance to do it.  This is an all-time classic and a must have in every child’s collection.

Karen Katz

by Mother of two

Just a few of Karen Katz's books from Little Lum's Library.

Karen Katz is one of my son’s favorite authors.  The pages are colorful and the text is simple and not overly wordy for a one year old. What’s special about the book are the flaps on every page.  The flaps help to engage the young reader through a process of reading and discovery. The text and illustration will pose a question (which brings out the reader’s curiosity) and follows up by allowing him to discover the answer through the text and illustration underneath the flap.  The books can be purchased individually, but the box sets are by far the best deal you will find.

We started with two (2) box sets:   “Baby’s Box of Family Fun” and “Baby’s Box of Fun” because they were the best deals. Little Lum’s favorite books in the sets were “Toes, Ears, & Nose!” & “Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?” Through time I’ve had to repair those two with tape so often that the books have acquired a laminated look from the glossy tape.  At almost three, my Little
Lum has moved on to more sophisticated books but he will still occasionally request one of Katz books to read, especially when he sees me reading to his younger brother, Little Wing.

We got our box sets from Amazon.