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“Strictly No Elephants” Baby Halloween Costume

“Strictly No Elephants” Baby Halloween Costume

As I previously wrote about, we LOVE Lisa Mantchev’s book, “Strictly No Elephants.” Since we’ll have a 3-month old in tow this Halloween, I wanted to put together a super comfortable, cute, and easy to assemble (e.g. available thru Amazon Prime so I don’t even […]

Halloween Spellbook Craft

Halloween Spellbook Craft

I’m just having the best week because our new Yellow Page book FINALLY arrived a few days ago! What a relief, because I’ve had so many people to call, and just didn’t even know where to start until we got home and found that little treasure […]

A Treasure Chest of Pirate Books

A Treasure Chest of Pirate Books

There’s a dang national day for everything now; it’s ridiculous (and a little bit amazing too, especially if you celebrate important dates with cake like I do.) But the story behind the establishment of National Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the greatest […]

“Pool” by Jihyean Lee: Favorite Toddler Swimsuits

“Pool” by Jihyean Lee: Favorite Toddler Swimsuits

So much of my life revolves around words: I was an English major, I’m finishing up my M.A. in composition, I work in communication/marketing. So, I was SHOCKED by how much I enjoyed Jihyeon Lee’s wordless picture book, Pool.  It’s the story of two children who […]

“Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin: Straw Hat Roundup

“Click, Clack, Moo” by Doreen Cronin: Straw Hat Roundup

I’m going to make a bold statement here: this is my favorite board book. I could be wrong. I might see another on our bookshelf later today and realize I forgot someone important. But for now, this is the one I’m always recommending to people, […]

“Olivia” by Ian Falconer: Summer Capsule Wardrobe

“Olivia” by Ian Falconer: Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Have you heard of capsule wardrobes? They are my new obsession! Unfortunately, while I’m stuck in pregnancy purgatory and waiting to see what my new body is going to look like (32 days to go, but who’s counting?), I’m not letting any clothes in or […]

“Strictly No Elephants” by Lisa Mantchev & Taeeun Yoo

“Strictly No Elephants” by Lisa Mantchev & Taeeun Yoo

We’re back from our trip to Washington! Sadly, we didn’t manage to make any whale-watching trips happen–too expensive, and too time consuming. So I guess for us, if you want to see a whale, you’ve got to have about $400 and 12+ hours to spare. Ah […]

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat

Today we’re inspired by Dan Santat’s charming picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. It’s the tale of an imaginary friend who’s just waiting and hoping to finally be imagined by a real child. When he grows impatient of waiting, he takes it upon […]

“If You Want to See a Whale” by Julie Fogliano & Erin E. Stead

“If You Want to See a Whale” by Julie Fogliano & Erin E. Stead

We’ve got an upcoming long weekend in Seattle/Victoria planned, so it seemed an appropriate time to break out Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead’s If You Want to See a Whale. With this semester of grad school wrapping up and a new business to run, […]

“Press Here” by Hervè Tullet

“Press Here” by Hervè Tullet

Allow me to introduce you to one of the clutchest books I know: Hervè Tullet’s Press Here This book has served us well waiting for our food at a restaurant, on road trips that just won’t end, and as a last minute birthday gift on several different […]