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Mommy Needs a Drink: 9 Lovely Children's Books You Can Read Over and Over Without Succumbing to Death by Boredeom

By TK, Courtney Enlow, and Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | October 3, 2013 | Comments ()


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One of the joys and drudgeries of parenting toddlers is reading to them. It can be a joyful, calming experience, and a great way to bond with your kids. In fact, often life gets so busy with children that the only reading you ever manage to have time for are children’s books, so you want something that is fun for both parent and child. There can be a sinister flip-side, unfortunately, to reading: Toddlers love repetition, which often means reading Pat the Bunny over and over again, until the prose has bored its way so deeply into your brain, that you lose the capacity for intelligent thought.

However, there are some children’s books that are so good that their magic transcends repetition, that we never get tired of reading to our children, and that our children never get tired of hearing. They are few and far between, but they make the toddler years so much more enjoyable. So, if you find yourself reaching for a noose after reading Caps for Sale for the 750th time that week, consider one of these nine lovely books, which should make bedtime easier to cope with.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (by Bill Martin Jr., Author & Eric Carle, Illustrator) — My wife and I could have chosen any of a dozen Eric Carle books, as they’re all so perfect and gorgeously illustrated. But my son (and Mrs. TK, for that matter) has a special affinity for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, in no small part because he gets to point and shout “BAA!” at the black sheep and “WOOF WOOF!” at the dog and so on and so forth (his fish imitation is really the highlight). But more importantly, there’s something charmingly rhythmic about the cadence and the way Bill Martin’s words flow off the page. Each of us probably reads this once or twice a day, and we haven’t started hiding it yet. — TK

Vader’s Little Princess (by Jeffrey Brown) — Kids will be their own unique snowflakes, and you can’t force them to like to dislike things. Were that the case, I wouldn’t be watching as much Barney as I do. That said, I want the kid to like at least some of the things I like, things we can share, things we can have for us. It’s why she has a stuffed Dalek and it’s why I read her this book. Like most things I’d prefer her to enjoy, it’s far more enjoyable for me than for her, but I soldier on, and, luckily, this book is so fun, I could read it every night if I had to. — Courtney Enlow

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing (by John Burningham) — The sweet little story of a British gentleman and his boating adventure gone awry. The book offers an array of pleasures, from excellent vocabulary ( a pig “mucks about” and children “squabble”) to brilliant artwork. Plus, despite inevitable misbehavior, they all have tea together at the end. A must for Anglophiles and those adept at making animal voices. — Dustin Rowles

Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 11.57.35 AM.png Goodnight Moon (by Margaret Wise Brown, Author & Clement Hurd, Illustrator) — What’s amazing about this lovely little book is that it’s been in the steady rotation of children’s books for over 65 years now. Published in 1947, it’s a sweet, somewhat nonsensical little bedtime poem that perfectly captures one of the weirdly adorable traits of children, which is their (at least, I’m assuming other kids do this too) weird penchant for addressing everything in the room. And so we say goodnight to the moon, the the two little kittens and a pair of mittens, to nobody at all, and finally to the stars and noises everywhere. I have, on more than one occasion, sat in a rocking chair with my kid, read Goodnight Moon four times in a row, closed the book, and then woken up 90 minutes later, still in that chair with him in my arms. It’s the perfect bedtime book. — TK

Beautiful Oops (by Barney Saltzberg) — When I got pregnant, I immediately bought the baby books I wanted to read her — the baby lit series with board books of Pride & Prejudice and other classics, and a lot of art-themed books. This one, purchased for her by my brother’s fiancee, is the best of the art bunch. It is visually stunning, and its message — not dumbed down or hit too hard — is that mistakes are OK, that imperfection can be beautiful. That’s a lesson I want her to understand far more than any other. —CE

Screen Shot 2013-10-03 at 11.55.15 AM.png It’s A Tiger! (by David LaRochelle, Author & Jeremy Tankard, Illustrator) — This is a recent one, both in terms of publishing (it was released in 2012) and in terms of my son’s affection for it. But now he’s addicted to the damn thing. Full of bright, lively illustrations that cleverly display both its characters as well as a host of other nifty little tricks, it’s a strangely exhilarating little read that has a ridiculously cute ending. There’s something great about a book with such a simple duality, just a boy and a tiger, running through various creatively-rendered environments, that makes less tiresome when you have to read the same damn story over and over, particularly due to Tankard’s lush drawings that enable you to always catch something new, while still enchanting the little one. — TK

Everywhere Babies (by Susan Meyers) — There are a lot of saccharine books for and about little ones, but this book lovingly and genuinely captures the joy, exhaustion and wonder of caring for - and maybe even being - a baby. Toddlers love remembering how little they once were, and this book celebrates how much they have already grown and accomplished. The lovely illustrations show all configurations and types of babies, caregivers and families. — DR

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (by Sherri Duskey Rinker, Author & Tom Lichtenheld, Illustrator) — Oy. Trucks and machines, you guys. I’m not one of those guys who loves cars and trucks, who tries to force a particular gender model upon my kid. He has a doll, named Dolly, and a rhino named Rodney that is usually wearing a dress. But he also loves him some trucks and machines. The highlight of his week is when the garbage truck come by, when he rushes to the front door to watch them, while frantically waving and calling “TANKOO! TANKOO!” to them. And so, Rinker and Lichtenheld’s book is the perfect combination of the excitement of the big machines with the gentle rhythmic tones of a goodnight story. The lovably-rendered giant construction machines done with wax oil pastels pair nicely Rinker’s lilting verse, and so I’m happy to read it again without rolling my eyes. — TK

The-Gruffalo-001.jpg The Gruffalo (by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler) — Beautifully illustrated, The Gruffalo tells the tale of a mouse that outsmarts other woodland creatures that want to eat him by tricking them into believing he’s about to have tea with a terrifying fictional monster, The Gruffalo, only to learn that the Gruffalo actually exists, and his favorite food is a mouse crumble. The clever, sing-songy prose shares some themes in common with Where the Wild Things Are, and is easily the most favored book in my household; no toy, no food, and no other person can elicit the same gleeful reaction from our twins than the sight of The Gruffalo, which has never failed to stem even the worst of meltdowns. — DR



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  • Bodhi

    One of my missions as a mom is to expose my son to all the awesome books I had as a kid. Leo Lionni (Alexander & The Wind Up Mouse), James Marshall (The Stupids, George & Martha, etc), & Paul Goble are some of my all-time favorites.

    We read Goo Nigh Moo every.Single.Night. The toddler loves it & I love turning off his light & closing his door, so its a win-win

  • troublesometots

    When they turn 2, make sure you pick up this gem from Richard Scarry, Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. This is a brilliant book for reading with parents and looking at solo (don't forget to find Goldbug!).

  • This list made me get up from the computer, go to the bookcase and lovingly caress a tattered copy of The Little Engine That Could. Thanks, you guys. I gotta go call my mom, now.

  • YLlama

    Ah, the Gruffalo. Although, what with my warped brain, I keep thinking the owl, fox, and snake are inviting the mouse into their homes to do the nasty. Which of course is whole-cloth nonsense, completely unsupported by the text.

    I second Harold and the Purple Crayon. And throw in The Book of Sleep and Boynton's Going to Bed Book--to which I usually add some music to the "to exercise page" and have my wife turn out the light on the second to last page--for last-book-of-the-night. And I heartily recommend Little Blue Truck.

    [Also, anyone who doesn't dig on the Seuss just isn't reading closely enough. After reading Hop on Pop for the four-hundredth time in a fortnight, it dawned on me that the Doctor had predicted the decline and fall of the Soviet Empire.]

  • DominaNefret

    My mom and I get Goodnight Moon and The Original Mother Goose as our standard baby shower presents. As in get them for people. I have no babies. ButI know what I will read to them if/when I do.

  • Mrs.P

    I still read The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater to my kids nightly. "My house is me and I am it. It looks like me and all my dreams." The Napping House is another favorite.

  • webelos8

    Love You Forever is the ultimate Creepy Kids' Book. Seriously, who wants to think of the child, being an adult with their mom climbing in their window at night?

  • ralyra

    I had a book of stories when I was a kid. The only story I remember was about a duck named Dudley. It was set on a farm, and reminds me of the Beatrix Potter books. The book belonged to my dad or my grandmother. I was so eager to learn to read that I tried to have my mom teach me using this book. Mother was not patient and the session did not go well.

  • e jerry powell

    Once my youngest niece gets over her infantile hostility, I will be reading her Go the Fuck to Sleep every night to make up for all the lost time.

  • emmalita

    When the least maternal of my friends got pregnant, I bought her that AND a book called The Three Martini Play-Date.

  • SeaKat Stabler

    Three Martini Playdate is great.

  • Belphebe

    Where's my T.R.U.C.K. by Karen Beaumont. We got it through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (seriously sign your kids up) and it is a daily read. This grumpy kid is searching his house for his truck followed by the cat and dog while his family tries to deal with his grumpy mood. There are easter eggs hidden in all the pages and actual humor for kids and adults.

  • LaineyBobainey

    I FEEL like you probably just need another iteration of the "Pat the ... " books, TK. I'll get you "Pat the Puppy" this weekend!

    No need to thank me. You're welcome!

  • TK

    I take comfort in the knowledge that you'll die some day.

  • LaineyBobainey

    I take comfort in the knowledge that I know the exact day you'll die.

    BSlim and I know. Oh yes, indeed, we do...

  • Joe Drago

    Two Tall Houses is pretty awesome to read if you're willing to make up unique voices for Owl and Rabbit. In my version, Owl is a crotchety old man voice (think Patton Oswalt's "B-fat"), and Rabbit is a stoner surfer type.

  • Aura

    3 year old toddler in this house-- we've alighted on Tomi Ungerer's books lately... they are definitely a bit dark and strange, but captivating and such fun and inventive vocabulary for budding readers. Moon Man led to discussions about the words furious, astonished and weird and it was hilarious! Highly recommend.

  • Thor

    A few more: Anything by Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Shaun Tan, Lemony Snicket.

  • Kara

    I love Frog Belly Rat Bone, by Timothy Basil Ering. I read it to my babysitting kids at least twice a day, and I never get sick of it. The illustrations are fun, and the story is compelling. Plus, you know, FROG BELLY RAT BONE ONE TWO THREE

  • PDamian

    Stinky Cheese Man rules!

  • Anne At Large

    There is a series of French books about the adventures of a tiny dog named Polo that my nephew adored from about the age of 1. Polo and the Runaway Book is my personal fave. But they are long books with tons of pictures, the Runaway Book is almost a graphic novel, and little to no dialogue. So, different every time and that kid would sit there with me for an hour while we read it. It's epic adventure for the under-two set, with undertones of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Go get it!

  • BWeaves

    "It’s why she has a stuffed Dalek ."

    I want one! Courtney, where did you get it?

  • Uriah_Creep

    Those are adorable. "Let's hug it out, little Dalek!"

  • BWeaves

    And yet, somehow my parents enjoyed reading Struwwelpeter over and over to me, in GERMAN. (Note, I do not now speak German and certainly didn't at the age of 2 or 3.) Now, not only did I not understand what they were saying, because they didn't translate it, but all I could do was look at the horrific pictures. Merry stories and funny pictures indeed. I was a thumb sucker and they loved showing me the Scissors Man cutting off the little boys thumbs, and him standing there, blood dripping from his hands. And Matilda who played with matches and ran around burning to death. Gah, now I won't sleep tonight.

  • Wigamer

    I thought Dwight was lying about that on The Office. That's a real thing?

  • BWeaves

    Holy shit, yeah! My parents bought me an English translation of it when I was 8, because I wasn't traumatized enough.

    Google it. Seriously. German kiddie books from the early 1800's are seriously fucked up.

    It contains the following illustrated poems:

    "Struwwelpeter" describes a boy who does not groom himself properly and is consequently unpopular.

    In "Die Geschichte vom bösen Friederich" (The Story of Bad Frederick), a violent boy terrorizes animals and people. Eventually he is bitten by a dog, who goes on to eat the boy's sausage while he is bedridden.

    In "Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug" (The Dreadful Story of the Matches), a girl plays with matches and burns to death.

    In "Die Geschichte von den schwarzen Buben" (The Story of the Black Boys), Saint Nicholas catches three boys teasing a dark-skinned boy. To teach them a lesson, he dips the three boys in black ink, to make them even darker-skinned than the boy they'd teased.

    "Die Geschichte von dem wilden Jäger" (The Story of the Wild Huntsman) is the only story not primarily focused on children. In it, a hare steals a hunter's musket and eyeglasses and begins to hunt the hunter. In the ensuing chaos, the hare's child is burned by hot coffee and the hunter falls into a well, presumably to his death.

    In "Die Geschichte vom Daumenlutscher" (The Story of the Thumb-Sucker), a mother warns her son not to suck his thumbs. However, when she goes out of the house he resumes his thumb sucking, until a roving tailor appears and cuts off his thumbs with giant scissors.

    "Die Geschichte vom Suppen-Kaspar" (The Story of the Soup-Kaspar) begins as Kaspar, a healthy, strong boy, proclaims that he will no longer eat his soup. Over the next five days he wastes away and dies.

    In "Die Geschichte vom Zappel-Philipp" (The Story of the Fidgety Philip), a boy who won't sit still at dinner accidentally knocks all of the food onto the floor, to his parents' great displeasure.

    "Die Geschichte von Hans Guck-in-die-Luft" (The Story of Johnny Head-in-Air) concerns a boy who habitually fails to watch where he's walking. One day he walks into a river; he is soon rescued, but his writing-book drifts away.

    In "Die Geschichte vom fliegenden Robert" (The Story of the Flying Robert), a boy goes outside during a storm. The wind catches his umbrella and sends him to places unknown, and presumably to his doom.

  • Wigamer

    Damn. That's quite a spectrum--from getting in trouble for knocking food on the floor to having your thumbs cut off by a roving stranger. Grimms' are scary, but not so...child-specific.

  • BWeaves

    My father's favorite book from his childhood was "Max und Moritz" from about 1820. It's another illustrated poem about two naughty little boys who put bugs in their uncle's bed, gunpowder in their teacher's pipe, and steal food. They end up ground into flour in the the mill, baked into bread and fed to the ducks. It's way more lighthearted than "Struwwelpeter."

  • Uriah_Creep

    Wow, those sound like the kind of books Guillermo del Toro would write if he wrote childrens' books. And was German.

  • Wigamer

    Holy shit! My kids are wimps!

  • emmalita

    Oh, oh! I forgot Click, Clack, Moo! Even more fun to read in Spanish.

  • BiblioGlow

    I had a customer come in and object to this book being on display because it was all about socialism and it was evil. I just smiled and nodded. Pretty sure it's about barnyard animals, though.

  • Bananapanda

    speaking of children's books, did you see this story? Pure dose of awesome.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

  • BiblioGlow

    That girl is awesome! She will do just fine in this world.

  • emmalita

    Socialist barnyard animals! 4 legs good, 2 legs bad!

  • BiblioGlow

    Yeah, at first I thought maybe she was thinking about the wrong political barnyard animal book, but it soon became clear that I was just WRONG about so many things.

  • emmalita

    Well you hang out here, so how RIGHT can you be?

  • BiblioGlow

    A very valid point! I should have mentioned that to her. I'm sure all she needed to run out of the store screaming was a mention of a website called 'Pajiba', and that would have brightened my day up considerably.

  • TK

    Oh! OH! I FORGOT!

    Should any of you, with or without kids, have the opportunity to visit the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum (in Northampton, MA), I highly recommend it. It's like a building full of adorableness, but also really, really interesting. Plus, apple trees outside!

  • NateMan

    Seconded. And let me know and we'll grab a beer! On account of me working like 10 minutes away, and the Moan & Dove being right there...

  • PerpetualIntern

    Ooooh, I love the Moan & Dove. I went to Mt. Holyoke and we loved spending a chill Thursday (or Wednesday or Tuesday) evening there.

  • TK

    Dude, I was JUST there, like two weeks ago! Another time, I suppose.

  • Wednesday

    I'd have to seriously disagree with you on "Goodnight Moon" and anything by Eric Carle. I was so tempted to ad-lib The Very Hungry Caterpillar Who Gets Eaten by The Brown Bear Brown Bear Who Saw Him. But then, I HATE Dr. Seuss, so apparently I was a terrible parent. Don't even get me started on "The Giving Tree." What a horrible lesson for kids.

    My kid's favorites when she was little were "In the Rain with Baby Duck" and "Nell Nugget & The Cow Caper." She's a senior in high school now, and I can still recite most of "Baby Duck". Later it was the Madeline books. Fortunately, I could tolerate those better than cats in hats or toddlers with purple crayons.

  • SeaKat Stabler

    Oh my God, it's like you're inside my brain!

    I hate Eric Carle books and Dr. Seuss? RHYMING DOESN'T COUNT WHEN YOU JUST MAKE UP THE DAMNED WORDS.

    I CAN DO IT TOO,
    LIKE A SKOODLEMAROO
    AND A ZAP IN A TRAP
    WITH HIS BEEZLESPABOO.

    Oh, and The Giving Tree should actually just be called "The F*cking Martyr Plant."

    (By the way, for those who are not huge fans of Goodnight Moon, there's a parody --Goodnight Goon--that my kids and I loved.)

  • Cree83

    God, I hate Dr. Seuss too. My husband grew up on him, so when our daughter was born, he went out and got a bunch of his books. So now, when I look for a book to read to her, I see this whole shelf of repetitive prose, obnoxious characters, and made up words.

    Starting when I was 2 or so, my mom just read me books meant for slightly older children: Judy Blume's Fudge series, Beverly Cleary, etc. We did a chapter per night, so I always looked forward to bedtime so that I could find out what happened next. Can't go wrong there.

  • sjfromsj

    When my 28 yo brother confessed he had never read The Giving Tree a couple weeks ago, my aunt insisted on reading it aloud to us and discussing how it was about parenting/Jesus. So. Weird.

  • I would also add Neil Gaiman's "Blueberry Girl" especially if you have a girl.

  • troublesometots

    Also genius. As a Mom to boys I'm holding my breath for a boy version. Fantastic book!

  • NateMan

    Thanks for this list, I'm always looking for new additions to our library!
    My own ones include:
    Anything by Sandra Boynton. They're short, silly, and great for getting the kid's energy out before moving on to the next ones.
    "How Do I Love You?" and "I Love you Through and Through" illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. Great illustrations, short and sweet.
    "Where's My Cow?" by Terry Pratchett. Commander Vimes reading the exact same copy of "Where's My Cow?" to Young Sam? Instant hit. And the first time my then-18 month old said "Detritus the Troll!" I nearly exploded in paroxysms of love and joy.

  • Absolutely on "Where's My Cow?"! If you are a Discworld fan that is absolutely required to be on your shelf. Really fun book, great illustrations, and never gets boring reading it out loud. If you are inclined that way it is great fun doing all the different voices too.

  • zyzzyva

    I recommend "Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type" by Doreen Cronin. Actually a great little book in of itself.
    And growing up, I loved the Max books by Rosemary Wells and "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by Don Wood.

  • I can't remember it right now, but there is a rhyme hiccup in Goodnight Moon that drives me bananas bonkers.

    I also recommend Pigeon Wants a Puppy. I love that book.

  • Sara Habein

    I love the Pigeon books. The boy is six now and loves all of them still.

  • Mrs.P

    Knuffle Bunny is another Mo Willems wonder!

  • jon29

    Is it "and the red balloon?"

    The cadence of that is wrong wrong WRONG. So upsetting to my sense of order.

  • It's "goodnight, moon. Goodnight, cow jumping over the moon." YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

  • Uriah_Creep

    Just imagine Christopher Walken reading it and all will be well.

  • Samantha Klein

    There's a couple...

  • emmalita

    Two favorites in my household are Good Night Gorilla and Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Both are fun and silly. And Dinosaurs Love Underpants lived in the bathroom for months during potty training.

  • troublesometots

    Everything Peggy Rathmann does is genius. 10 Minutes till Bedtime, Officer Buckle and Gloria.

    The day the babies crawled away is still a personal favorite.

    We moms and dads were eating pies and what do you know, surprise surprise the babies crawled away!

  • TK

    Goodnight Gorilla is amazing. Definitely another favorite of his - and mine. Mainly because the little mouse/banana subplot is endlessly amusing.

  • NateMan

    Ohhh yes. At like 6 to 8 months old, finding the mouse and banana - and the floating balloon on every page - is a great diversion.

  • NateMan

    Good Night, Gorilla is kind've genius, since you get to make up the story so much as you go.

  • emmalita

    Exactly! Enough repetition to make them happy while leaving room for creativity for me.

  • Snath

    I could have used this post years ago!

    And we'll have to disagree on Goodnight Moon, TK. If I have to read about hushing old ladies and bowls of mush ONE MORE TIME...

  • NateMan

    Creepiest fucking book in the whole wide world. Well, except for the other one they wrote about the rabbits, which is even worse.

  • savagecats

    Two Bad Ants by Chris van Allsberg and the original (and to me only) Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ronald Barrett or get the fuck out.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'm just surprised TK's kid can even sleep what with all the weeping coming from the basement.

  • JJ

    It's all about having a great cadence or meter to it (I'm not sure if that's the right terminology, but still). It's why I love reading and re-reading "Fox in Socks" and "Goodnight Moon."

    But "Harold and the Purple Crayon" is my favorite.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    We love all of those at the Tuttle Mansion. Fox is Socks is the best - we try to read it faster each time without screwing it up.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Dammit, I need a kid :(

  • emmalita

    I am a beloved aunt. Most of the fun of child rearing with much less of the stress and expense. Just don't be the creepy uncle. :)

  • Berry

    Being Cool Aunt is the best. Especially since my nieces and nephews are seriously amazing, so smart and interested in everything. I bought the oldest a picture book about theater this summer, and she got so into it, she wanted to hear it a few times and kept asking questions about it. So much fun.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I'm a beloved Uncle, never creepy. I just sent my sister a list of these books to see which ones they had so I can buy the ones they don't.

  • Brad Weaver

    We love all of these books, especially Vader's Little Princess and Vader and Son. If you haven't seen it yet, also check out William Bee's "And the Train Goes". It's delightfully illustrated and written and has a neat hunt for hidden parts that bring new life to the book once you've read it a few hundred times.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    I'm sure it was due to sleep deprivation, but when I used to read Goodnight Moon to my daughter when she was a baby, the page that said, "Goodnight nobody" always gave me the willies. I'm over it now but it really used to creep me out.

  • Samantha Klein

    Validation!

  • Danar the Barbarian

    We must have posted at the same time. And really, when you're sleep deprived, nursing, in a dim room, that "Goodnight nobody" shit ain't cool!

  • PDamian

    It's creepy only if nobody whispers back.

  • Samantha Klein

    Ok. Goodnight, Moon. Does anyone else find this book seriously creepy? First of all, there's some random "old lady whispering hush" in the room. She's not "the nanny" or "granny" or "mama," she's "the old lady." Who is she?? Secondly, "Goodnight nobody." Um. THAT IS CREEPY, you guys. If you've read any other Margaret Wise Brown, you'll know that she ranges from excellent to WTF, and Goodnight, Moon is solidly in between, but the "Goodnight nobody" just really gets me. I actually believe that she somehow thought she ran out of objects in the room to say goodnight to, and so she just threw that in. The PROBLEM with that is that she never says goodnight to the telephone. And telephone and nobody have the same amount of syllables. So, writer/editor fail. But taken on its own, "Good night nobody" is a kind of eerie thing to say.

    Yes, I have indeed thought too long and too hard about this, but as the post helpfully points out, when you have a small person, you read these books over and over and over again.

    This is a great list. I just randomly encountered the Star Wars themed books yesterday, so I'll definitely be looking into those.

  • lativanluck

    Never found it "creepy" although neither of my boys were the types to address everything in the room. They were too busy searching for the mouse (it was a mouse, right?) hidden on each picture. Same with any of the Blue's Clues books...we would read and before turning the page: "where's the snail? There he is!"

  • Captain_Tuttle

    Oddly, the "goodnight nobody" is one of my favorite parts. I usually whisper it to the kid, and find it soothing. I suppose I should ask him if he feels the same. Inadvertent bedtime wiggins is probably bad mommying.

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