Boys & Books

“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 […]

Mini Masters Artist Self Portrait Matching Game

Mini Masters Artist Self Portrait Matching Game

Click here to download: Artist Self Portrait Memory Isla’s been obsessed with the game Memory for awhile, and it’s one kids’ game that doesn’t feel mind-numbing for us adults to play along with too! So, we made our own Artist Self Portrait Memory game, starting […]

“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, […]