Pardon my tardiness with this week’s bookish installment of What to Read Wednesday, we’ve been quite preoccupied with house-stuff this week (as I mentioned here). This week’s theme was babies, though the bulk of the baby-centric books in our home library are well-worn copies of the making & keeping of variety– nonfiction for would-be parents. Still, my folks recently returned a long-forgotten favorite from my childhood collection of Gyo Fujikawa classics: Babies. Didn’t everyone have Gyo Fujikawa books gracing their shelves in the 1980’s?
And who doesn’t love a good picture book? I love the brevity of the text which leaves room for observant banter from lap readers… Little Man snickers heartily at the expressive array of wee babes filling the pages, a favorite pastime selecting which on each page most closely resembles each member of the family. The author/illustrator was before her time in deliberately including a diverse ethnic makeup in all of her books– something our bi-racial family especially appreciates. Sometimes we skip her captions altogether and simply interpret supposed emotions of her subjects.
And now for the link up!
Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.
This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!
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