Six-year-old Emma is very into quilts and sewing right now, so I picked up The Quiltmaker’s Journey at the library. The story is too wordy for Johnny or Lily to enjoy, but the illustrations are lovely, and Emma and I both enjoyed this story about where true wealth and happiness lie.
Four-year-old Johnny adores drawing, and he loves the idea of drawing books, but I have had a hard time finding drawing books that are both accessible and sufficiently “boy-ish” for his tastes. WALL-E (Learn to Draw Favorite Characters) is written for older children, but the simplicity of the main characters makes it so that this book works for him – making for many happy hours of drawing. He especially enjoys using this book alongside Mike and I, and he is working hard to get my drawings on par with Mike’s.
Two-year-old Lily’s pick for this week is unquestionably Beautiful Oops! – a book that actually captured the entire family’s imagination. It’s colorful, creative, and a wonderful illustration of ways in which a mistake can become a thing of beauty. I picked a copy of this book up at the library after seeing it on this list from CRAYON freckles.
I picked up A South African Night after reading this review at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, and it more than lived up to my expectations. The text is simple yet eloquent, and the illustrations are stunning. It’s one of my new favorite bedtime stories, and I think it will be lovely to share with our yet-to-be-born baby girl.