Books and reading are a huge part of my life, and I’m working to make them an important part of Declan’s life as well. I started building my ‘future children’s’ library many years ago, and had a boost to the collection when I worked for a major children’s book publisher.
Now that I have a child, and no longer work in children’s publishing, I have to be creative in finding ways to add to my library (I like to buy books. A lot of books). What we’re currently reading, and is eliciting giggles from D, are a trio of David Shannon board books that I purchased at a recent consignment sale.
If you have a son, precocious or not, you have to check out No, David!, a Caldecott honor book by David Shannon. At just under 10 months old, D is already showing signs of being a mischievous little monkey…and David Shannon’s David books are perfect for him! With simple text and wonderful illustrations, Shannon has rambunctious little boys down to a tee. I’m starting D out with the Diaper David board book collection, and plan to work up to No, David! by the time Declan is a preschooler. If you haven’t already, check them out! You can order them through Amazon here (this is an affiliate link):