Curious George and the Bunny by H.A. Rey – Book Review

Curious George and the Bunny by H.A. ReyArya has already seen four different Curious George books.

Curious George and the Bunny by H.A. Rey was interesting, but not memorable enough to rank above the other Curious George books my baby and I have already read.

But any book with the cute monkey on the front cover is enticing enough to choose for my daughter.
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Biscuit and the Bunny by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Book Review

Biscuit and the Bunny by Alyssa Satin CapucilliUnlike with the previous Biscuit book, even I was able to identify the two main characters of Biscuit and the Bunny by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.

A cute grey bunny and adorable yellow dog stare at each other playfully on the front cover. As with all books in the Biscuit series, the title is written in a whimsical font against a solid background.
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Baby is the Center of Attention

Baby is the Center of AttentionAs usual, Arya got plenty of attention this past weekend during our outdoor bbq turned indoor picnic.

Baby is the center of attention no matter where she goes, but she was quite literally surrounded by cooing women for the entire afternoon.

My daughter loves being the center of attention and she stayed up for more than eight hours delighting in all the love from friendly faces.
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Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein – Book Review

Little Gorilla by Ruth BornsteinThe full hardcover version of Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein is a huge book that stands out with a cute gorilla peeking out from behind bananas on an orange and yellow cover.

Since Arya seemed to like the last full-sized hardcover book I read to her, I thought she might enjoy a big book about gorillas as well.

Little Gorilla was a fun book and even though she seemed distracted Arya liked looking at all the pictures.
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Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert – Book Review

Planting a Rainbow by Lois EhlertThe last Lois Ehlert book I read to Arya ranks as one of the best baby books I have seen thus far.

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is designed in the same style as Eating the Alphabet, but somehow a book about pretty flowers is less appealing than a book about yummy food.

Of course I might be biased since I rather eat food than look at flowers, but it is much harder to find useful lessons in Ehlert’s book about flowers.
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Baby Smiling in the Mirror

Baby Smiling in the MirrorWhen she was younger baby liked to look in the mirror. Now we get to see baby smiling in the mirror.

While Arya still likes looking at herself in the mirror, she has yet to smile at herself.

Rather, our baby smiles in the mirror whenever she sees Mommy or Daddy looking back at her.
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Birthay Monsters by Sandra Boynton – Book Review

Birthday Monsters by Sandra BoyntonArya has already seen two Sandra Boynton books about animals. Birthday Monsters by Sandra Boynton was quite different.

Birthday Monsters was the most unusual children’s book we have read thus far.

The juxtaposition of the monsters with a birthday celebration made for an entertaining and enjoyable read.
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Four Month Check-up at Pediatrician

Four Month Check-up at PediatricianArya had her four month check-up at the pediatrician’s office today.

The four month doctor’s visit is part of the standard well baby check-up schedule.

We actually showed up at the pediatrician’s office yesterday in a scheduling mix-up, so Arya got attention from all the nurses and staff two days in a row.
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Biscuit Meets the Neighbors by Alyssa Satin Capucilli – Book Review

Biscuit Meets the Neighbors by Alyssa Satin CapucilliWith an adorable front cover, Biscuit Meets the Neighbors by Alyssa Satin Capucilli stood out on a crowded display of baby books at the library.

The cover, designed in multiple shades of purple, shows a cute, yellow dog and a cute, grey cat staring at a baseball in front of a flower bush.

The drawings by Pat Schories set the tone for the entire story.
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Baby Tripod at Four-months Old

Baby Tripod at Four-months OldArya has discovered a new trick.

Over the past week she has learned how to sit in the baby tripod position. After we help her into the sitting position, she leans forward and places her hands between her legs.

This position–called the baby tripod–is nearly universal as a developmental milestone for babies on their way to unassisted sitting. Baby tripod at four-months old was a fun trick for her this week.
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