A few months ago, a friend had her third Munchkin. I have known Mama Munchkin since the day before she turned two. And in that time, there were several tea sets, playing dolls and superheroes, a talk-the-babysitter (me)-into-getting-in-the-canoe-and-actually-go-down-the-stream with (then just) Munchkin, her brothers, and a cousin, birthday parties, and of course books, that we shared. Therefore, it was natural for me to give books as a baby gift.
One of the books I found for Munchkin the Third was Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Say Good Night. I found it one day at work and while I skimmed it (and started laughing a bit too loud for the sales floor…. thankfully we were not open yet) I knew it was something I needed to give to people. I took the time to fully read it, then (with some buddies for Munchkin Jr. and Munchkin Again) it was sent off recently (I finally got around to putting it all together, and this way it became a new baby/Easter/Spring/give mama a break gift) but not two weeks later another book showed up in front of me. Babies Around the World: Dancing. And it was also perfect. (But this just means, CHRISTMAS GIFT!) And I think both books might be something you want to give to your over 30-years-known friend or your own baby or toddler.
Do you like a good nursery rhyme, a good bedtime rhyme, and a good book? Are you tired of the same old same old when it comes to the traditional rhyming books? Does your child only like books that have dinosaurs in them? Well, then you need to get Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Say Good Night by Tiger Tales. This collection of new and traditional rhymes has a fun dinosaur element and Sanja Rescek added delightfully bright, minimal busy, delightful illustrations.
Babies Around the World: Dancing by Tamara Barker is a cute board book that shows Violet Lemay’s illustrated babies dancing. They samba, jig and salsa. You witness the Dragon Dance and how to hip-hop. These babies know how to have fun. You will also learn a bit about the language of the areas. Shown in everyday clothing and sometimes in a more traditional look of the culture, the babies of this book show you, your babies, and toddlers how to shake their own groove thang!