Reading Together

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babyDavid Milgrim’s newest book Best Baby Ever is a fantastic book to share with little ones, give to new parents or to commemorate a child’s first day of school.  A new baby is the best baby ever to every parent.  In Milgrim’s book we watch a new baby grow up and the proud parents look on.  From the baby’s first smile to first steps and as the baby walks out the door to get on the school bus for the first day of school.  I have to say I get choked up at the end when I think of my own kids starting school and I am thankful I am still a few years away from my oldest getting on a school bus! My daughter enjoys reading this together because she enjoys books about babies since we have a new one at home.  She exclaimed to her baby brother, “You’re the BEST BABY EVER!” when we were reading this. 

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Nicholas Duck is mistaken for Santa Claus by all the other animals when he finds a Santa hat and coat on his door step.  Wearing it, the other animals begin to tell him what they want for Christmas.  Mistakenly, Nicholas becomes Santa Duck and passes on everyone’s Christmas wishes to the real Santa and forgets all about what he wants himself.  Don’t worry, Santa doesn’t leave him out! A wonderful addition to the many holiday books on our library’s shelf.  Santa Duck is an adorable character and the cartoon talking bubbles Milgrim uses make this a fun read aloud.

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This is one of the funniest children’s books I’ve read! I laughed out loud when I read it and then read it to my co-worker who was in tears when she heard it.  This is Michael Ian Black’s first children’s book.  I have been a fan of his since The State and Ed and was interested in seeing what he would write for children.  Some parents may not see the humor in it or find it appropriate but I think kids will love it. 

To get right down to it the book is about animal’s rear ends.  From chicken cheeks to deer rear.  They are climbing on top of each other to reach a bee hive.  But unfortunately, they all fall down and the ends go flying. 

I really enjoyed reading it and I’ve shared it with my daughter but I don’t think I could read it aloud to a group of kids especially in a school setting. I think it is a great book for parents to read to older kids, especially boys, who would appreciate the humor a little.  If not the illustrations are cute too and the storyline is easily followed.



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  • Amber: Thanks for sharing my blog with your readers! You summed up the reason for the name better than I've been able to :) Good luck in the giveaway!
  • Musing: I wasn't able to finish Twilight myself, but I'm always glad to hear of young people being turned on to reading. :)
  • juliannahelt: I forgot about Twelve Hats for Lena. It is a great book! Thanks for mentioning it.