Gage loves his books. He has an extensive library (his dad has sadly accepted that our house will always be overrun with books) and spends a lot of his day looking through his favorites. Our one ritual is a night-night book. It’s the last thing we do before going to bed and the book must end in the chance for Gage to say night-night. Here are the three usual suspects…
The Bed Book by Harriet Ziefert was sent to us in a box of books from the most awesome Jill of Rhapsody in Books. The illustrations are completely dated and I wasn’t too impressed with it. At least at first. Gage loves this one. He can recognize and name most of what he finds in the pictures. I actually think this will be a great one to teach him to read since there are simple words often repeated.
Gage’s absolute favorite was sent to him from the lovely Kathy of BermudaOnion’s Weblog when he was born. Baby Baby Baby by Marilyn Janovitz has repetition that asks for action, “Bitsy bouncy baby On a bumpity lap Mommy’s little baby likes to CLAP CLAP CLAP!” It’s long and there’s lots to do. When it’s time to Dance, Dance, Dance, he’s loves to laugh at mama dancing her silly head off. Our copy is very well-worn from use.
And the last book is The Big Sleep Book by Guido Van Genechten that I picked up at a library sale. This one has great illustrations and lots of animals. Gage likes to tell the rhino laying on his back to get “UP!” He gets a little bored in the middle but he still loves it.
So, is there a good night-night book that you’d recommend? (we had Goodnight Moon, but haven’t seen it in months?!) And aren’t generous bloggers awesome?