I was browsing our local Anthropologie a couple of weeks ago and spotted the most adorable children’s book. The whimsical illustrations immediately caught my eye. Then, I saw the title and knew I had to get it. Julia, Child. Perfect. I knew my daughter would love it as her daddy is a chef and she is so interested in food and in the art of cooking. Written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad, the book is seriously sweet and engaging. We were inspired to bake some organic muffins (boxed of course because Mommy is definitely not the chef!). And…obviously had to dress my girl and her friend up and ask my friend to shoot a cute little photo story.
The inspirations provided by reading are endless!
In the author’s own words, “You are cordially invited to this tale for all ages about a child named Julia. While the story contains no true knowledge of the (real) Julia Child and should be taken with a grain of salt and perhaps even a generous pat of butter, we hope that you will find something here to savor. If you discover, as we have, that some stories taste best when shared with others, then all the better. Bon appétit.”
I’ve put together a little goody bag for the little ones this Halloween Holiday to keep them entertained. Crammed with Halloween inspired Sweets, Lollipop’s, Marshmallows and a few cute toys for good measure, I thought a spooky story would be a cute thing to add. At 2 and 4 I needed to tread carefully which is where BabyLit have hit the nail on the head in true Frankenstein style!
We have a few of the BabyLit series on our bookshelf, beautifully illustrated ”A fashionable way to introduce your child to classic literature”.
Dracula takes the classic story to encourage your little one to count from 1 -1 0. Each time you read it with your little one, you’ll be sure to notice witty detail you hadn’t before. From the Hero’s of the story to the inscriptions on the coffins. This will be a perfect for my 2 year old.
Frankenstein, uses the same concept taking your little one through anatomy. Using the same diagram of Frankenstein throughout whilst on the opposite page giving you a sneaky peek into his sock collection. Just Brilliant.
My 5 year old will find this book funny, interesting and easy to understand without guidance.
These books will certainly be my ‘quiet time’ savior after the sugar hit of a successful trick or treating trip this holiday.
In an era where our kids are so frequently handed a digital toy with animated graphics, flashing lights, and loud noises, it’s refreshing to pick up a honest to goodness book with all of the staying power—if not arguably more. Press Here, and its follow up companion, Mix It Up, by Frenchman Hervé Tullet are two books on heavy rotation. Each display simple, colourful, and creative illustrations with easy and playful instructions, turning each book into an explosion of fun. The laughter, excitement, and big bright eyes I see on Carter’s face with every read, makes it easy to understand why both books are New York Times bestsellers. A shelf staple for every home!