My little one is growing and sucha darling even though he can be such a handful at times. I miss him when he is asleep and when he is awake and fussing, I just wish he would just go to bed. Our current favorite activity is still reading together, ok, so I do the reading while he checks out the colorful illustrations.
We were at United Square for the weekend and there happened to be a book fair the atrium by Bookaburra. As usual, I was drawn to the fair and even though there were no board books on sale. I eventually settled for these 2 paperbacks.
As you can see from the first photo, he is enjoying the Hugglewug book alot. Though some words don’t make sense… like the title itself. I guess a Hugglewug refers to that strange monster-like species. But the book itself has BRILLIANT illustrations. It is eye-catching, bright and colorful. Asher enjoys looking through the pictures as I read to him. Some parts of the story encourages and teaches counting too. This was a great buy.
The 2nd book – ‘A Quiet Night In’ was pretty much suited for older children. It’s by an award-winning author so you know, I thought what the heck, probably could buy and keep this for him till he gets older, like say 1 or 2 years old. But we have started reading it already. Since its quite lengthy, I would read to him while he is in his walker. I keep a slight distance away so he doesn’t rip the pages off as this isn’t a board book. It has more text than his usual books so I take longer to turn the pages and he can get quite impatient.
However, he is rather amused by my voice, since this book probably takes me twice or thrice the amount of time to finish a usual board book of his. For example, Eric Carle’s Brown Bear or The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
But I can see he is quite happy with these new books. It’s a refreshing change from the usual Eric Carle books which we read together most evenings. Or maybe it’s because he’s still just a baby and everything seems to amuse him.
But all in all, I would say it was worth the money spent. I would highly recommend the Hugglewug book for babies to toddlers. Even I as an adult was captivated by the visual feast it provided.