I see that there are pregnant bloggers all over the internet right now and, being a well-seasoned mother for, ummm, over two years, (okay, okay. I also was a nanny and a storyteller for a bookstore so I have a few credentials, okay?) I feel inspired to share some of my favorite bedtime storybooks. There are a ton, of course, but here are a few of my top four:
The illustrations in this are so vibrant and the verses are TONS of fun to read aloud. In fact, this is the very first book I ever read to my baby (I even read it when he was in my womb <3 book="" ever.="" favorite="" his="" is="" much="" my="" nbsp="" p="" pretty="">
Ten Apples Up on Top!
This book is awesome. It's funny, teaches counting and has a lion in it. It was actually written by Dr Seuss (under the pseudonym of Theo LeSieg). My baby LOVED this book so much, even when he was super-tiny.
This is the first in a series of books is so delightful - sweet, simple and quirky. The spare look of the illustrations does a wonderful job of keeping the attention of babies (and mamas and daddies).
Moo, Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton can pretty much do no wrong when it comes to books. Her books are SO funny, quirky and super easy-to-read. This one is kind of the most basic and shortest of her books but Peter had this memorized early (he also adores Let's Dance, Little Pookie).3>