As my regular readers already know, this blog – appropriately named Cheap Thrills – has always had a particular focus. I do read a variety of genres, but my favorite books, the ones that I end up talking about the most, usually have a thrilling element to them, even if they aren’t strictly thrillers.
But the book haul I got this weekend is a bit different.
My baby shower was Saturday, and now Snickerdoodle (as we’ve been calling our baby-to-be) has a good start as a future bookworm. I didn’t register for any of it; I knew I’d get carried away when it came to books and toys and such, so we just figured we’d see what we got. And I’m happy to say that our family and friends came through.
These are the perfect first books! Board books, though sturdier than paper books, are still vulnerable to baby drool… but Snickerdoodle will have to try a lot harder to destroy these!
No, it’s not a baby Jenga set. I just love these little board books! With how small they are, I wonder if they’re more for the baby to use on their own, maybe when they get a little older, and not so much for reading aloud… but really, what do I know?
These, on the other hand, will definitely make great read-aloud books, with lots of big, bright pictures. And then we also got one book that will probably stay on the shelf for a couple years, until we’re ready to turn paper pages.
I would like to get a few more of the indestructible-style books for early on, and of course our little library will be growing with every birthday and Christmas (and supplemented by regular trips to the big library), but I’m so excited to already have such a good start!
Do you have suggestions – either from parenting experience or your own childhood favorites – for can’t-miss children’s books?