Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mem Fox + Helen Oxenbury = I'm Headed to the Bookstore

Ever since I was pregnant with my oldest child more than ten years ago, I've been giving Mem Fox's Time for Bed as a gift to new and expectant parents. It is perfect bedtime reading for little ones. My kids all know its peaceful, loving rhymes by heart. One of my favorite gifts for toddlers is Helen Oxenbury's We're Going on a Bear Hunt. My six year old still frequently asks me to "do" it with him at bedtime. It is a fun onomatopoeia filled read aloud. So of course I had high hopes for the Mem Fox/Helen Oxenbury collaboration, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes. It's a good thing two good friends just had babies and two more are expecting soon. Let's just say I've purchased a few copies lately. I'm in love with this book and the illustrations of roly poly squishy adorable babies and their precious fat little fingers and toes. The babies come from different backgrounds, but they all, "as everyone knows had ten little fingers and ten little toes." I feel I must offer to babysit some one's baby soon so I can read this one aloud to its intended audience.


A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Splishy-sploshy, splishy-sploshy. We're still reading that book!

Hit 40 said...

Your obviously a book junkie! Any great education books to motivate me for next fall?

I have been burned lately on some bad reads!!!