Prince and His Mother’s Crown: Tales Within My Mother’s Hair by Shellice Beharie, Illustrated by Richa Kinra (picture book review)

A sweet depiction of familial love in picture book form, Prince and His Mother's Crown reflects the author's inspiration of her son's fascination with her hair. And what hair it is, sometimes as long as Rapunzel's (perfect for her son to climb) or wild as a forest or a home to a dragon for her … Continue reading Prince and His Mother’s Crown: Tales Within My Mother’s Hair by Shellice Beharie, Illustrated by Richa Kinra (picture book review)

A Child’s First Bible: Psalms for Little Hearts by Dandie Daley Mackall, illustrations by Cee Biscoe

Psalms for Little Hearts is a lovely little book suitable for reading aloud at bedtime or any time of day.  Each of the 25 psalms transformed into verse suitable for young children  are focused on a specific topical message, beginning with Psalm 4 "God Smiles at Me: A Psalm for When You Need Comfort."  Some of … Continue reading A Child’s First Bible: Psalms for Little Hearts by Dandie Daley Mackall, illustrations by Cee Biscoe

Picture Book Spotlight: Monsters Are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana (with a video preview!)

This post contains affiliate links.  See sidebar for full disclosure. If you ask me what my favorite childhood picture book was, I will answer Where the Wild Things Are.  And as much as I enjoy sharing Maurice Sendak's classic with my nieces and nephews, and now my great nieces and nephews, some of them find it … Continue reading Picture Book Spotlight: Monsters Are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana (with a video preview!)

I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz, illustrated by Sean Julian (review)

"I love you Funny Bunny, from your whiskers to your toes."  So begins this love letter of a picture book, a rhyming explanation of the different ways Funny Bunny inspires love.  Accompanied by adorable illustrations that perfectly capture the mood and the message, and somehow, through the anthropomorphized child and parent bunnies, conveys their love … Continue reading I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz, illustrated by Sean Julian (review)

You Are: Speaking God’s Word over Your Children by Emily Assell and Lauren Copple, illustrator (board book review)

This sweet little board book is a celebration of God's love, using verses from various translations as support for short sentences addressing a child.  Each set of text and verse(s) is accompanied by an illustration that stars different animal family groups. The aim of this board book is explained in a "Letter to Parents," and … Continue reading You Are: Speaking God’s Word over Your Children by Emily Assell and Lauren Copple, illustrator (board book review)

The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story by Rory Feek, illustrated by Bruno Robert (board book review)

Written with a songwriter's skill, this story of animals seeing abilities in each other that they wish to emulate has a cadence that just begs to be read aloud.  Along with some of the most adorable barnyard illustrations, this is a story that will have the board book set interacting and joining in with delight … Continue reading The Cow Said Neigh: A Farm Story by Rory Feek, illustrated by Bruno Robert (board book review)

Cozy, Snowy Cuddles Touch and Feel (board book review)

In the board book Cozy, Snowy Cuddles, a baby polar bear visits a child and parent pair (narwhals, huskies, seals, moose) on each two page spread, and returns to its parents, accompanied by a text that emphasizes different expressions of love and comfort.  Each pair includes a differently textured insert, mainly furs, for a tactile interaction … Continue reading Cozy, Snowy Cuddles Touch and Feel (board book review)

Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker, illustrated by Virginia Allyn (boardbook review)

Filled with colorful, cute, and slightly whimsical illustrations, this bedtime book is a delight with a calm, rhyming text.  As the narrative moves around the town, identifying how the townsfolk contribute through their different professions, each time ending with "Thank you all for what you do," there is a warm feeling of gratitude as each … Continue reading Night Night, Sleepytown by Amy Parker, illustrated by Virginia Allyn (boardbook review)