Books for Little Kids (and Their Parents)
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I got three new books this week and my 2 1/2 year old is obsessed with them all! A classic was recommended by my friend and colleague Judy: Tikki Tikki Tembo, an old Chinese folk tale about a mom with two sons, one has a short name and the other quite a long one. Tikki Tikki Tembo is short for Tikki Tikki Tembo-No Sa Rembo-Chari Bari Ruchi-Pip Peri Pembo and I’ll be darned but Will chants the entire name whereas I stop at Tembo. It’s a really cool read aloud for us. The second was a gift from friend and colleague Kourtney: Smash Crash. She knows Will is all about the vehicles (trains, cars, trucks) and this is about two best truck friends who, well, smash and crash—but always with a nice outcome. When we’re not tikki-ing, we’re smash-crashing. (The book comes out in January.) Third is a book I saw and loved and bought: The Incredible Book Eating Boy by this incredible Irish artist Oliver Jeffries. Again, the title says it all: this boy loves to eat books! And Will loves to listen to me tell him about this boy eating books. What have been your kids’ favorite books throughout the years? I’m always looking for a wonderful read.