Monday, January 5, 2015
Judging a Book by it's Cover
I recently realized one of my only saving graces from having to re-read the same books over and over again for my kids, is the fact that children's books have pictures. Of course, I pull the skipping some pages and paraphrasing paragraphs from time to time, or all the time, but sometimes I love looking at the illustrations as much as the girls.
And another great perk of pretty illustrations is having a book display acting as art and decor for the nursery or kid's room. I swap the books on Ashlynn's ledges from time to time; when her comprehension starts to improve, when I notice she stops requesting certain titles, and of course we pick up or receive new ones. Which also helps the parent trap of repeated re-reads that you can spout off without even opening the book.
I know the book display is fairly big trend in children's rooms, and I love that it's something that can continue to grow with child. You can color coordinate the books to the room, stick to classics or your own childhood favorites, or ones with beautiful cover art as if they were coffee table books for your children's walls.
We have a number of the books below and majority of the rest are on our wishlist. Many of them are Caldecott Medal winners, best sellers, or classic stories every child should know.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt | Where the Wild Things Are | Locomotive | Bear Has a Story to Tell | The Little Prince
Flora and the Penguin | Twelve Dancing Princesses | I Had a Favorite Dress | Uni the Unicorn | Cinderella
Classic Little Golden Books
What are your current favorite picture books to read? Do you display books solely for the cover art? I hope everyone had a great weekend!