MORE Books for Babies!

I have a problem.

That problem is childrens books. Also just books. I went to a local thrift store for some last minute Yule shopping and lo I bought 8 more books for my nephews.

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Rapunzal retold by Monica Hughes and Adrienne Salgado This is the classic tale of Rapunzal beautifully illustrated; not much to it. I was pretty happy with it until I just read it. It’s terrible. Books for babies should have a good rhythm, maybe rhyme. They should be simple but they don’t have to be dumbed down or poor quality. This book has a jerky flow that grates my nerves. It isn’t good. Don’t read shitty books to babies. It is also one of those “teach you to read” things that I HATE! It makes it a lesson and reading should never be work. In short; if you see this book around. Just leave it. I won’t be giving this to my nephews.

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Corey’s Kite by Hannah Roche and Pierre Pratt This is a book about a young boy named Corey who wakes up to find a nice windy day and calls his uncle to take he and his friends kite flying. It’s not even a little interesting but its not bad quality. There isn’t a story it just sort of is. I like the art style though and that it is diverse.

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Olivia by Ian Falconer Olivia is the adorable story of a little piggy who wears people out. She is just a cute little girl doing annoying little girl things that drive her mother batty. I love it. The illustrations are beautiful, in just black,white, and red. The high contrast is great for newborn readers. Let your baby look at the pages for a long while if you get this for the tiniest of babies.

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Disney’s Princess Collection THIS BOOK BROUGHT ME SO MANY FEELS! I had this when I was young and honestly I might just keep this. It is just a collection of Disney movie stories. That’s it. Its the movies, with the movie art and I love it. It’s more than just princess movies, it has everything from both Lion Kings to Fox and the Hound, to The Little Mermaid; 19 tales total.

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The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss Fun fact; this was the first book I ever read on my own,the Christmas I was 3. This is a simple, fun, Seussian rhyme with that silly Seuss art. A library must have.

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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? By Dr. Seuss Seuss rhyme but mostly just an onomatopoeia book. Nothing special.

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A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann Four little kittens are waiting for winter snows; only one with eager anticipation. As the seasons pass the other three become more and more wary and the last becomes increasingly excited. My sisters and I all love cats and I know my nephews are going to grow up to either love or resent cats. Start them early.

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Medieval Fables by Marie de France and Jason Carter, translated by Jeanette Beer This book is not a baby book. It is a book of fables with medieval style art that I picked up because it will be a good addition to my nephews library even if they won’t be able to enjoy it now.

I had a good time searching out these books, and I think this is going to be the last Yule baby book haul. I’m so excited to see the older boy unwrapping these, he LOVES books.

Happy Yule/Solstice/Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Whatever you’re lighting a fire for this time of year!

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