Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WELCOME: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals. Words and art by Mo Willems. Hyperion Books for Children, Hachette. 2017. $17.50 ages birth and up
ENJOY YOUR STAY
Many activities are
available for you to enjoy,
including, but not limited to:
SLEEPING and WAKING,
EATING and BURPIING
POOPING and MORE POOPING."
I trust you are always on the lookout for a baby shower book. What better way to start parents and their newborn on a path to lifetime literacy. The close feeling felt when sitting together to hear the words and see the illustrations, the cadence of a parent's voice, the language development, are all part of the shared experience. The earlier the habit begins, the greater the benefits for the future.
This is a book meant to be handled by the babies who will be the recipients of your gift. It has a heavy cover, mirrors at the front and the back, and it is filled with all of the joys and awesome responsibilities of parenthood. There will be bumps, but they will also be many high points.
We will endeavor to seek tears of HAPPINESS,
supply WARM EMBRACES,
and SHARE OUR ICE CREAM.
We are happy to report there are people working
day and night to make this a better place.
I believe this is already a better place,
now that you are here with me ...
while we read this book together."
Be sure to put this on your list for any upcoming newborns. Parents will love it!
Mo Willems, you have done it again!