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books I wish I bought for myself

books I wish I bought for myself

books I wish I bought for myself

My family always gives books as gifts. My cousin who doesn't read hates it, but we do it every year. This year I was sent to the bookstore with my mom's credit card to wreak havoc. I ended up picking out some great books, some I've heard of, some that were new to me and I kind of wanted to keep them all for myself. But I am not 3 years old so I couldn't convince myself this was reasonable. Warning: these are all "kids" books. I don't know why that would mean you wouldn't read them, but jsyk.

 

The Book With No Pictures

by B.J. Novak

The best selling author of the adult book of shorts One More Thing wrote this book for kids and it made me fall in love with him it is so genius. Its a book you have to read aloud, so perfect for story time with 3 and ups. I won't ruin the story line for you, but just know, its not what your expecting. If you enjoyed The Day the Crayons Quit, you'll love this. I got this for my four year old cousin, Elloria, who generally doesn't sit still for long stories thinking this one was simple and interactiv enough that she would enjoy it, and I was right. The first time I read it to her, my dad rushed over and was like "No, no, no thats not how you do it! You have to be more enthusiastic!" and took over story time. I'm seriously in love with this book, and if you're an adult reading this (which obviously you are...?) check out One More Thing. Its honestly the adult version of this book, with the same type of humor and wit Novak instilled in The Book With No Pictures. I wish B.J. were my soup snake. 

Once Upon An Alphabet

by Oliver Jeffers

I hadn't heard of this book before, and picked it up because it was just a wonderful big hardback beauty. You've probably read The Incredible Book Eating Boy and other titles from the hilarious Oliver Jeffers.

 

Its an ABC book with a three page story for each letter. They're amusingly whimsical and beautifully illustrated in watercolor. My favorite letter was "W", the Whirraffe- you'll have to read it to find out exactly what that is. Each story is its own entity, so parents can choose to read a few letters instead of the whole book if they're short on time (though I don't know how you'd stop with just a few). The stories do sometimes reference each other and characters show up in later stories, making it fun to read over and over because you catch something new each time. My dad sat and read this to himself, and enjoyed it so much he started reading it aloud to our whole family. I bought this first for a three year old cousin, and then again for a two year old. My dad said he didn't think a two year old would be able to enjoy this, but he was dead wrong. He sat and read the whole thing in one sitting and wanted to read it again. Whats great about it is that all ages will enjoy it, so its great to read aloud to all the kids before bedtime. 

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