Friday, August 21, 2009

Book Fan Friday

This week Baby Girl and I picked up If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff.

I probably would have picked it anyway, but Baby Girl didn't really give me a choice. I had looked at a few different books while Baby Girl was on my hip, looking at the animal puppets that are in the kid section of our library. As soon as I picked up this book, she grabbed it and wouldn't let go. Who could say no to that? I love how she is excited about books, even at 11 months old. Right now she mainly likes flipping the pages and closing the book, but that's a start, right?

Anyway, the illustrations are precious. As soon as I opened the book and started reading, Baby Girl pointed to all the different animals and laughed. Too cute. *Note to self: hunt down all the books in this series!* I'm a sucker for my little girl's smile and laugh. If we're looking at the toy section of the NEX (Navy Exchange) and she happens to smile at one, in the cart it goes. My husband is exactly the same way, too, so we rarely leave without a new toy. Maybe it's good we're on an isolated island where the NEX is the only store and they don't have a wide selection otherwise we'd be broke and our house would be spilling over with toys! This is why we have quite a bit saved up for our trip to the states in October. Lots of shopping and we're going to DisneyWorld. Being a complete Disney freak, you know I won't be able to resist getting Baby Girl a bunch of Disney things! But that is a completely different post...


  1. That looks like a cute book!

    Dawson loves books, too. Right now I read to him everyday after his morning nap. Right when I get him out of bed he starts looking towards the books because he knows what we are going to do. I love it. We sit in the rocking chair and read at least one book, sometimes two.

    I think you mentioned before that you want to start reading to Ashlyn at bedtime. I would like to start doing that as well. We've tried it before (when he was like 4 or 5 months old) and honestly it made Dawson hyper and he didn't want to lay down afterward. I might try again in a couple of weeks, we'll see.

    I always leave long comments on your blogs! *lol* Sorry, I've almost written a blog of my own in your comment section!

  2. my son looooves these books his favorite in the series is "if you give a pig a pancake".
    It is super cute. We have a local book exchange and they sell these for like $2-$3 a piece!!!