Machines at Work by Byron Barton – Book Review

Machines at Work by Byron BartonMost babies are attracted to the color red and my baby is no exception.

Arya loved the bright red background on the front cover of Machines at Work by Byron Barton.

Although she didn’t like any of the interior pages as much, she did like all of the book enough to want to read it more than once.
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American Babies by The Global Fund For Children – Book Review

American Babies by The Global Fund For ChildrenArya has already read Global Babies and since she enjoyed looking at babies from different countries I figured she would also like seeing babies from the United States.

American Babies by The Global Fund For Children is a simple book consisting largely of real pictures of babies in America.

Nonetheless, my daughter loved the book and she reaches for it every time she sees the smiling baby on the front cover.
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Where’s Spot by Eric Hill – Book Review

Where's Spot by Eric HillMy baby loves reading books about Spot so Where’s Spot by Eric Hill was an easy choice.

The front cover shows a cute dog peeking into a large chest against a blue background. The book also has a sticker celebrating 30 years of fun with books about Spot.

Arya wasn’t particularly attracted to the cover, but since Where’s Spot is a lift-the-flap book I knew she would enjoy it anyway.
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Snowballs by Lois Ehlert – Book Review

Snowballs by Lois EhlertWith the weather getting colder this week, Arya has had to wear her pink jacket for the first time since she was a newborn.

The beginning of fall seemed like a good time to read her Snowballs by Lois Ehlert.

I’m looking forward to introducing my daughter to snow next season. Snowballs was a good introduction to us building our own snowmen later this winter.
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Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben – Book Review

Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg HallenslebenArya has enjoyed having Mommy read her books about mommies and their babies so I figured she would like having me read her books about daddies and their babies as well.

Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben is a fantastic book for fathers to read to their children.

Arya (and I) liked the book enough to add it to our rotating collection of favorite books to read during story time.
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Disney Classic Pooh Weather by Pippa Shaw – Book Review

Disney Classic Pooh Weather by Pippa Shaw - Book ReviewDisney Classic Pooh Weather by Pippa Shaw combines the familiar appeal of Winnie the Pooh and a novel subject within a lift-the-flap book.

Arya was not particularly interested in the front cover of the book.

Unlike her favorite books, Weather has muted colors and a small cover image against a cream background. But the lift-the-flap concept is always a favorite for my baby and I figured she would enjoy touching the flaps throughout the book.
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Teaching Baby to Hold Bottle On Her Own

Teaching Baby to Hold Bottle on Her OwnRecently we’ve been teaching baby to hold a bottle on her own.

Baby was able to grasp toys from 10-weeks so we know that she is at least physically able to hold her bottle.

The hard part is getting her to hold the bottle securely and at an appropriate angle that allows her to drink.
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Peter Rabbit Sleepy Time by Beatrix Potter – Book Review

Peter Rabbit Sleepy Time by Beatrix PotterI’m always on the lookout for books that might help Arya go to sleep.

Peter Rabbit Sleepy Time by Beatrix Potter was not helpful in putting my baby to bed, but she did like the book for its lift-the-flap feature.

Unlike other lift-the-flap books, Peter Rabbit Sleepy Time has a unique flap-within-a-flap design that makes the flaps even more interesting for young children.
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Noisy Barn by Harriet Ziefart and Simms Taback – Book Review

Noisy Barn by Harriet Ziefart and Simms TabackThe front cover of Noisy Barn by Harriet Ziefart and Simms Taback shows a large barn drawn against a pink and green background.

Eleven different animals peek out from the barn with their bright colors contrasting against the multi-colored building.

Arya liked the cover and she repeatedly touched the barn when we were getting ready to read the book.
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Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric Hill – Book Review

Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric HillMy baby girl has consistently enjoyed reading books in the Spot series.

Spot Loves His Mommy by Eric Hill was no different.

Arya liked the combination of large, colorful pictures and short, quick text. As with all Spot books, she spent most of the time trying to touch the cute doggy on every page.
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