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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: BabiesDidn’t everyone have Gyo Fujikawa books gracing their shelves in the 1980’s?

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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.

little man identifying with an illustration, unprompted

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.

Anne at Learning TableLeah at Sandy Toes Creations

Crystal at Castle View Academy

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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