Babies are boring... but this book isn't


I just got my hands on a cute little book that is truly great for all ages. "Babies are Boring" is a humorous look at all the trouble (and joy) that babies bring.

The book is touted as "the perfect relief for moms and dads who want a fresh new book to read with their newborns and young toddlers". I can see how that age group would love all the animal pictures and the catchy rhymes, but I actually think this book is even better for older kids like mine (ages 3 and up), especially kids with younger siblings. Unlike babies or toddlers , they can actually relate to the "icky" parts of having babies. Also, my kids enjoyed the illustrations as much as the verse -- because they were hilarious in ways younger kids wouldn't "get". Finally, it's a wonderful way for kids and parents to connect because it provides a natural segue to stories of "when you were a baby....".

As for grownups, well, any parent can relate to it, so it also makes a great gift for new or expecting parents. The book described perfectly my feelings about our kids' first year, especially with the twins. Their infancy was truly a nightmare of exhaustion, sleepless nights, incessant crying, mess and effort. But of course it was all worth it, and reliving the experience as I read this book actually got me quite emotional at the end. Over a little kids book! Well, a supposed kids book. I think this one's going in my bookshelf.

* June 10: Win a signed copy of Babies Are Boring! Leave a comment here and tell me which children's book you actually enjoy reading to your kids (and wouldn't mind reading without them). I'll pick a winner (sorry, US residents only) on June 20.

4 Comments, Leave yours here:

cynthia on June 10, 2008 at 11:16 AM said...

Lately I have enjoyed reading the Olivier Dunrea books, specifically Peedie. It really is the perfect length and style for my 2 year old- just enough repetition and bold, sharp pictures. It makes me smile, too.

kamewh on June 10, 2008 at 11:18 AM said...

I really like Love You Forever by Robert Munsch - it is such a sweet book! Thank you for the giveaway!

Vivien on June 10, 2008 at 9:59 PM said...

I love the Skippyjon Jones books, by Judy Schachner. They are very cute and fun to read out loud!

Bonggamom on June 21, 2008 at 11:25 PM said...

Vivien, you are the winner! Please send your mailing address to bonggamom@yahoo.com and I will send the book out to you. Congratulations!

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