May 3, 2012
My New Favorite Book
When we go to the library for story time, my daughter often does not get around to choosing books. After stories, songs and bubbles, she likes to play with the stuffed animals or color in the coloring corner. (I am not sure why on earth there is a coloring corner surrounded by all of those children's books, but I am not the librarian.) In any case, I am the one who ends up picking out the books. I like this for a lot of reasons. First, I get to look through children's books, which I love. Second I don't have to end up reading through 47 Fancy Nancy Books every week, we get to space them out. And third, inappropriate books never make it into our house. A couple of weeks ago I came across a new favorite book.
Until now, my favorite children's book has been The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo. I love it. It's short, sweet and every word is filled with the kind of love you want your child to feel. When I hosted baby showers, I always held story time and we read this book. It's one of the best ever books. And the illustrations are amazing.
My new favorite is a book called Your Moon, My Moon written by Patricia Maclachlan and illustrated by Bryan Collier. Maybe it's because we just lost a dear Grandpa, or that we had so many great visits recently from Grandma's, but this book really touched me. It's about a Grandma who lives in another country from her Grandson and shares with him all of the memories they had when they were together, always coming back to the moon and how it's the same moon, no matter where you live. It's written in sweet poetry and it's got a bit of sad feel to it, but it's so loving. Our family has not really had the pleasure of living close to grandparents as the kids have grown and we have had to be creative about keeping in touch. This book was just wonderful. Check it out at your local library or find a copy to bring to your kids or grand kids. You will love it.