Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bedtime Books

For Lauren's baby shower, Aprille got her the book How Do Dinosaurs Clean their Room? Lauren became very fond of this book, especially the last line - "Thank You, Thank You little Dinosaur." She even started saying "dinosaur" a few weeks back. Aprille informed me that there are a few in this series, so I headed to the bookstore to buy another Dinosaur book and maybe one other book. Jenny met me in the kid section and became very animated - "Toot and Puddle... Olivia... the Pigeon books..." She was very excited to point out the must-haves. I couldn't buy them all at once, but along with "How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten", I opted to get Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. I think Lauren likes this book, but more importantly, I LOVE IT. Most of the book is the pigeon asking, begging, pleading to drive the bus. At one point and yells, "LET ME DRIVE THE BUS!!" I love reading this part in my best high pitched, exasperated pigeon-y voice

Jenny did not want Lauren to have to wait for her first Olivia book, so she got it for her. She brought it over yesterday and read it to her. Lauren enjoyed it very much. She stayed attentive through the whole book, which is no small feat. Today Lauren grabbed her Olivia book and brought it to me to read. I think it has instantly became one of her favorite books.

So the bedtime book routine has seen it's first major overhaul. Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon have been retired. Goodnight Gorilla never really captured her attention. Now it's the Dinosaur book, the Olivia book, and Mommy's favorite - the Pigeon book (vroom, vroom, vroomy vroom vroom, pigeon at the wheel)...

and then Mommy goes to bed and reads The Devil Wears Prada. I will save that for Lauren to read in another 15 years.


Anonymous said...

Hi again Tina,

I haven't had the chance to read "The Devil Wears Prada" but I did see the movie, and it was nice, so maybe when you'll finish the book you can watch the movie as well. :)

By the way I don’t know how old Lauren is, but you will be surprised to know that it probably wont take her 15 years to be interested in the same movies you are (not necessarily the same genre though).

Anonymous said...

Hi! I wanted you to know the dinosaur series of books (well, three of them) are at Kohl's (don't know if you have one nearby) for a whopping $5 each. They offer several series of popular kids' books every year along with the softest stuffed animals to follow the theme of the books. They are $5 each as well. The money goes to charity.

I commented in Jenny's blog about going to NYC for the first time. I wanted to thank you for your suggestions on places to visit.

Another great visual book is "Oh, the places you'll go" by Dr. Seuss. My kids loved it and I still have it memorized.

Shawn (in Atlanta)

Tina said...

Din - Lauren is almost a year and a half, so right, maybe sooner rather than later she will share my tastes.

Shawn - thanks for the book suggestion, can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss. Did you go NYC yet?

ChezWhat said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. My sister has a very weird thing about pigeons and a one-month old daughter to boot. I think we know what will be showing up in my niece's stocking this Christmas!

Amy said...

I was a children's librarian for a bit and my favorite book to share was Knuffle Bunny. Have you seen this one? I still love it!


Hi there,

I LOVE Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! I'm a preschool teacher in Denver, and my class loves it too.

Oh, and The Devil Wears Prada is good as well ;-)

Anonymous said...

Tina - I just arrived back from NYC, and OMG!!! I have never walked so much and had the time of my life! I probably visited 1% of the places I said I would but it was the best time imaginable. I have two young children and being able to do what I wanted and where I wanted to do it was AMAZING! The hubby was at a conference on Friday and I let NYC take me wherever I could go. Can't wait to go back. Thanks again for the suggestions! - Shawn (tired and w/ hurt feet)