It seems to be the trend now that rather than taking a card to a baby shower, you’re asked to share a beloved book. With the price of a card often being high, building a library instead seems to make sense.
There are so many wonderful children’s books. We have many, many favorites, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goodnight Gorilla. But taking along one of these classics may mean that you end up giving something that someone else has also chosen. Below are some other suggestions. – All of which would make fabulous reading material for a young mind.
The This is series features a different city in each book, such as London, New York and Rome, allowing you to personalize your selection. They were created and illustrated in Miroslav Sasek’s striking hand, making these a stylish choice. Another old classic, from 1946, is How to Behave and Why. This has some wise words to impart which parents will appreciate.
A reworked classic that will please the fashionista Mom-to-be is This Little Piggy Went to Prada, an irreverent and witty take on traditional nursery rhymes. The same story is retold rather cleverly in The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale, this time aimed at architecture buffs.
Future classics include Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby, a must for royalists. While artistic types will like the New York Times bestseller Mix It Up! which introduces children to color through an inventive participatory experience.
Other professions are catered for with I Am a Zookeeper and One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent. The former is comprised of pictures featuring lots of activity, which generates conversation. The latter takes the Seuss format while providing knowledge on all things monetary.
Finally, for a more traditional book I’ve included Paddington Bear All Day, a nice little amble through the loveable bear’s day.