I haven't done book reviews in forever. I've been so busy being a stay-at-home mom lately and haven't been able to jump back in the reading saddle just yet. Since kid's books are the only ones I'm able to read from cover to cover these days, I've decided to share some of Zack's (my toddler) and my favorites with you.
I wasn't even thinking about having kids when Please, Baby, Please was published, but when I read about it in Essence magazine, it was instantly on the list of books I knew I wanted to get for my little one whenever he or she arrived. It's beautifully illustrated and functions just as well as a look and find book for little ones who enjoy this book before the age of two. Zack is 15 months old and has absolutely loved this book for months now. When he was about 10 months old, he'd actually crawl over to his bookshelf, find this book saying, "peas, peas, peas", pull it out and hand it to me saying, "Reat! Reat!" He still does it...walking now instead of crawling. It's the cutest thing ever.
In this book, readers follow a mom with her spirited little toddler throughout a typical day (waking up in the wee hours to play, messy eating, playtime, bathtime and bedtime),as mom pleads with the tot to go to sleep, eat, share, etc., her directions ending with cute variations of the phrase, "please, baby, please." Zack's favorite part of the book is the end. The last page is mom's answer to the child's question, "Kiss me goodnight?" I really enjoy sharing this book, and that last page with my baby. As if I need any other reason to kiss his cheek.
It's specified for ages 2-5, but the images in this book are way too sweet not to share with your baby as soon as his eyes can focus.