For quite some time, Bruce and I have been reading Baby a bedtime story or two at night. This ritual is one I’ve always loved participating in. Of course, I started as the listener, tucked into bed as my Mom or Dad read aloud to me. Then I got to read books to little ones as I grew up — sometimes kids I babysat for, other times for my niece or nephew or my grandkids. Now I’m privileged to have the chance to become the reader to my little one now really “tucked in” my belly, but soon entering the world beyond my womb.
A book for the ages
While I have many books that are on my “must have” list, one that Bruce and I read a few nights ago, immediately jumped to the highest places on the list. Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Shelia McGraw, is a heart-melting story of a mother and her son. If you have ever been a child or had a parent, please buy this book for your own library (and buy some to give to little ones in your life).
While a couple of people on Amazon thought the book was “creepy,” personally I think they (a) missed the entire point or (b) were missing a vital organ. Both Bruce and I found the story incredibly touching and a reminder of the strength of the bonds of love.
Do you have a favorite baby/children’s book?
Though we have over 200 books (saved from my childhood and gifted from friends and family) already, this biblio-addiction is one we don’t shy away from in our household. So, please tell us about a book you think needs to be in our library to read to and with our baby through the years.