Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Baby Book Review- Series Launch #001

I'm obsessed with books for my little man. 

Yup. I said it. Obsessed.

We take reading very serious in our house. 
Serious as in, we've been reading to him since before he was born,
he has an amazing book collection
at the young age of 20 months,
and he already absolutely loves when we read to him.
(Which we do for a least an hour a day, many times MUCH more.)

Want more proof?
Last time I took him to the store, he even chose a new book
over a Lightening McQueen Race Car.

So yeah. Especially if you have a little boy of your own, 
you know that's pretty serious. :)

So here I am, I decided I wanted to do a  "Baby Book Review" series on my blog.

There are so many great books out there for every age.
So many that are not only fun to read,
 but that deliver important messages to your little ones as well.
Here I am going to review and share some of 
my little man's favorite books.

And, of course the reviews will be short,
remember they are children's books for goodness sake! :)

So, here we go,
The first two books, for my very first Baby Book Review! 

Now I Am Big & I Can Do It Myself



By: Stephen Krensky
Illustrations: Sara Gillingham 



These two little books were love at first sight. 
From the moment I saw them on the shelf at Target,
I knew I had to have them for my little man.

At the time, he was not even one, 

but the vintage feel of this beautiful artwork sucked me in, 
and it was reason enough for me to want to buy them. 

Both books are part of an "empowerment series" by Stephen Krensky
showcasing your no longer baby, now toddlers new independence.

Jackson already loves reading these books, 
and they deliver such a positive message
that I love reading them to him as well.

Also, we can't just read one. We have to read them both. Each time. 

Now I Am Big
focuses on your baby growing up little by little
discovering and embracing his new found independence. 
It's all about celebrating their "small victories" even at such a young age.
And, although it is a short children's book,
I feel as though it relays such a positive message, 
that it teaches us mama's to embrace their growing up as well. 



is another book about your little one becoming more independent. 
However with this book,
"Krensky and Gillingham address the 'small victories' that come 
with growing just a little bit older."

We are really enjoying this book right now.
It is so much fun, because we can relate to almost everything the 
little girl in this book is now learning that she can do.
At 20 months, 
my son is discovering so many of the same things that he is now able to do
from picking out his clothes to reaching a high shelf. 

 

As if these two books weren't great enough, 
there are now two new additions to the "empowerment searies"
that I am dying to get for my little man.
(They are already on his Christmas list, I hope Santa sees this!) 

Check them out below, and if you have any of these books in your little one's 
library collection, I'd love to hear from you-
leave me a comment and let me know what you think! 

(Photos courtesy of amazon.com)


 

*Baby Book Review Series*

I'd love to feature your blog and your favorite book! 

If you have a favorite children's book that you'd like to send for me to review-
please email me at: simplysweetprints@gmail.com

49 comments:

  1. Those books look awesome! My guy is finally getting into reading books with me so we're hitting the bookshelves hard lately :)

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    1. It's such a fun age when they start really taking an interest in books! Stay tuned, I'll have many more reviews to come! :)

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  2. These books are adorable. I have never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. They are some of my favorite, I can't wait to review the second two!

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  3. How cute!! I am going to get these for my nephew :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. those books are too adorable! love the vintage inspiration.

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    1. I'm a sucker for anything vintage inspired, so i knew I was doomed when I saw these! :)

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  5. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for the sweet comment!

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  6. Those look adorable, I love the colors of the illustrations!

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    1. And all done in red, blue, and yellow. So simple, that I think that makes it even cuter!

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  7. I actually love reading kid's books. I used to be a nanny and I think I liked reading more than the toddler did.

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    1. Wait, that is totally going to be me, haha! I have a feeling I will continue the collection well after my son grows up. :)

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  8. Very cute! I thought they were vintage titles when I first saw your pics. Love it!

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    1. I thought so too when I first saw them! :)

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  9. Thanks for the reviews! Right now, my son's favorite phrase is "All by myself." I'm sure he would love "I Can Do it Myself"

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    1. You are too sweet, your welcome. And oh my gosh, I bet he would love it! :)

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  10. Thanks for the reviews! My 25 month old has always been so active that she never got into reading (can't sit still long enough!!) I can't wait for the day when she says she wants me to read her a book and hopefully by then we will have some of the books you like :)

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    1. I will be posting weekly, so definitely check back. I have so many good books to share! And I definitely get it, the ONLY time my son sits still is if he has a book in his hands! :)

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  11. Aww I love the idea of this series, I was thinking of doing something similar as my little one also has quite an amazing book collection for just being 18 months old. I love the sound of the Now I Am Big book :)

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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    1. Thank you! And you'll definitely have to check it out, it's such a fun book!

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  12. I'm going to have to pin this for when I start having kids :)

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    1. It's never too early to start growing a book collection! :)

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  13. I love that you're obsessed with books for you little guy! I think a love for reading is one of the best books a parent can give!

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    1. Thank you Camille! I knew it would be something that would be so important to me, so I'm excited to share some of our favorites to inspire others! :)

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  14. After 6 kids, I thought I'd read every board book published. These are new to me! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. Your welcome Sara! I'm so glad I could share these with you!

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  15. I LOVED it when people read to me as a kid and still love reading to this day because I was encouraged from such a young age. My little one is due in 2 weeks and I can't wait to start reading to him/her!

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    1. Oh my gosh, congrats on your little one! Even at weeks old I read to my little man. He would look at me with his big, bright eyes, and I could tell he loved it even then! :)

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  16. I love baby books. Super impressed that he's choosing them over cars even! That's commitment!

    Katie <3

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  17. I can't wait to get reading to my baby boy. Great post.

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  18. We love reading in our house too - I did a post a while back on our favorites and need to do an updated one! (http://lipstickandlullabies.ca/2014/01/23/our-favorite-childrens-books/ if you wanna check it out :))

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    1. Oh my gosh, I definitely enjoyed your post. I think it's so fun to see other's favorite books. Maybe I can have you do a guest post in the future if you'e be interested! :)

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  19. I love that they look vintage! And what awesome illustrations!

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    1. I would have bought them for the illustrations alone! :)

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  20. So fun! I love little books and these ones are super cute!

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  21. I loved reading books as a child. I can't wait to pass along my love for books to my children one day!

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    1. It's one of the best things you can do. :) And it's never to early to start a collection. I only wish I would have been collecting over the years! :)

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  22. looks like you have some awesome books here, i love children's books need to get some for my nephew

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  23. These books look so cute! I'm going to look into getting them for my littles.

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  24. Yes! Thanks for this. I have two little book lovers in my house and we are always on the lookout for stuff to add to their collection.

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  25. A few years back I went on a quest to find my favorite book from childhood, about Rupert the Rhino. I finally found it...I wonder which book will be your little guy's favorite?

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  26. These books are adorable! I am always looking for new books to read to my daughter so I am going to look for them!

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  27. i love when kids books have vintage-type art. makes them so much more fun. and your little guy is absolutely adorable!!

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  28. Love the Vintage feel of them! Will check if my Target has them! We are always on the look out for new books. Great series!

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  29. We'll need to read them ASAP. They sound awesome!

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  30. This is so awesome! I think reading to your children is so, so important! Whenever I babysit, I make sure to read

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