Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Louie! was a really sweet little story about a little boy pig who just wanted to draw & paint pictures. When we first saw this at the library, I said, "A book called Louie! We have to read it" and Lukka (often called Lu-ey) obliged with a "yaaaa!"
I'm so glad we read this cute little story, the illustrations are absolutely wonderful. Crazy and colorful and put together like a child's Picasso.
There's even a surprise ending when we find out whose Louie's life is actually based on.
Hint: "In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines...."
Such a cute story, go to the library and check it out!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Arbor Day Farm's Tree Adventure wooden xylophone.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Let me be the first to admit I Love vintage childrens' books! (Check this site: LOVE!) Baby Animals by Gyo Fujikawa is a board book I was always checking out for Lukka at the library, and now for Anikka, too. It has the sweetest pictures of children with baby animals, and from horses to elephants to monkeys, what's not to love?
This is a tall board book, with such great illustrations that I have thought a lot about buying it just for the sake of looking at the pictures for embroidery purposes!
A sweet story of treating animals kindly, while still enjoying their unique characteristics, this is one of my favorite all time 'baby' books! If you have little ones at home, go check it out!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The book We're Going On A Bear Hunt, first published in 1989, just recently made its way into our hands from our small local library. I have heard about this book from many people, but if you can believe it, I have never read it! It is a treasure, and although we picked up an English/Vietnamese copy (it has been translated into 17 languages, I believe), the pictures were perfect in their whimsical way, and my little Bug loved the repitition of the story. Through woods, snowstorm, and river a family travels to find a bear, and find one they do!
A sweet story to read before bed, and a very inspirational book to have on hand when thinking of making something for little ones. I think the illustrations of books are my favorite part, and these will somehow make it into my sketchbook for ideas for a later date.
Hello, World! Are you ready for this spunky girl?
Stats and Updates
Weight: 15 lbs 9 oz
Length: 26 1/4 in.
Likes: books, her big brother, cuddling, sleeping on her side, and getting warm baths!
Dislikes: any baby cereal, being hot (I hear that little Lady!), and being on her tummy for too long
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai
This was a sweet, simple story about a little one staying inside for the day because of snow. Although the story is very minimalist, the artwork is lovely to look at. Sketchy and patchy with color, it reminds me a a lot of the artwork of Suzy Lee, artist of WAVE, which I reviewed awhile ago. The story is also good for either gender, as the story is about a bunny, and one could guess as to if a boy or girl. The clothing and speech of the little one could really pass for either or, making this a great gift for a boy or a girl starting school or for a winter present.
Very few lines, the story is mostly told through the pictures, and it is well done. A cute read from the library, for sure