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Favorite Reads


Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Lemons Are Not Redis the first-ever book to get Daddy approval in our house. I love the textured colors in this book, and the focus on colors in nature. I would LOVE to see this book released as a super-durable board book – the cutouts have taken some abuse from my fifteen-month-old son. I’ve seen this book featured on a few other blogs recently; it seems to be a favorite in many households.


Come Back, Cat, written by Joan L. Nodset and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, is Emma’s pick for the week. She is fascinated by this story of a little girl learning how to be friends with a cat, and “reads” the story to herself nearly every day. This is a great book for teaching toddlers how to interact with pets.


Little Quack, written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Derek Anderson, is another of Emma’s favorite books. Discussing how Little Quack overcame his fear of swimming has helped Emma overcome a few of her own fears. Derek Anderson’s ducklings are darling, and this is a fun book to read with a child who is learning counting or basic addition and subtraction.


I love the expressive illustrations in Very Hairy Bear, written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Matt Phelan. This book is a great book for seasons as we see the bear’s life throughout the year.

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

4 thoughts on “Favorite Reads”

  1. Patricia Linehan

    I checked Lemons Are Not Red out from the library before I even saw this post… we love it in our house too. My preK son loves that he can “read” it to himself.

  2. Catherine Agnes

    I’m very curious to read the Lemons book. I might have to come visit this summer for the exact purpose.

  3. Thanks for the reviews. I think I’ll get Come Back, Cat for Sunnyboy as he so much wants to talk to our neighbourhood cats and they just seem to want to run away!

  4. Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby

    Thanks for stopping by today…it was great to hear from you! Love your book reviews…now I have some newbies to check out for our ever-growing collection :)

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