Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blankie

For about a month or so, I have been reading Addie the same finger puppet baby book before going to bed. She seemed to really enjoy it since she could grab the little lamb finger puppet and shove it in her mouth. Luckily, I have the book memorized so it didn't matter that I couldn't actually turn any of the pages. But last night I decided to pick a new book from her library. One that didn't have any sounds, lights, pop-ups or stuffed animals stuck to the pages. I wanted something less stimulating for bedtime. So I chose "Blankie" by Leslie Patricelli. I thought this would be the perfect bedtime book since it had cute, simple illustrations with a fun little story about a baby and his blankie. He talks about how he likes to take his blankie with him to school, to the grocery store, to the doctor, etc. He says things like "I don't like bedtime. But Blankie makes it better". It is a VERY cute book and I love the little pictures. Well...apparently Addie likes them too because the minute I opened the book last night, she started kicking her legs and laughing! So much for picking a less stimulating book! She couldn't get enough of it. Every time I turned a page, she would laugh (or do her fake excited cough) and flap her arms and legs. She was even reaching for the pages and helped me turn them a few times. I had so much fun reading with her I thought I would read this same book again tonight. She had just as much fun. So I guess it is safe to say that Addie has found her new favorite book! After she went to sleep, I looked up the author online and found that she has written several other books called "Binky", "Quiet LOUD", Yummy YUCKY", and "BIG Little". I think I am going to take at look at them the next time I am in Barnes and Noble. And of course, I will be sure to post about them if Addie gives them her giggle of approval. Happy reading!

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