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Monday, May 23, 2011

Baby Shower Books

On Saturday I read books to a sweet baby at a shower for her soon-to-be cousin. We read Guess How Much I Love You and a sturdy board book called Bedtime. She was most intrigued, however, with the book we used as the guest book: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox. Each baby was interesting, and her fingers almost perfectly matched those painted by Helen Oxenbury. Her favorite books, according to her dad, are the ones I hoped she would love: Here Are My Hands, Each Peach Pear Plum (which everyone else at the shower began to recite), and My Heart is Like a Zoo.

Book people think alike, of course, so when I told my friend Kim I was going to a shower, she did not ask, "What are you giving the mom and baby?" She asked, "What books did you get for them?" This new baby received Here Are My Hands, Each Peach Pear Plum, The Quiet Book, On the Day You Were Born Photo Journal (signed by Debra), Move!, and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?. When I got home, an envelope containing signed book plates for Denise Fleming's Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy and Shout! were waiting. Now I have two books ready for when the infant arrives in a month.

1 comment:

  1. she almost looks like oliver when he hungrily requested "more".