Day 61 – Picture Books… they’re not just for kids anymore.

I’ve done a lot of reading lately.  And while I wish I was reading a biography or fiction, children’s books have been at the top of my reading list.  I can’t help it. I’ve got two little ones just eating them up.  (In Beatrice’s case, both literally and figuratively.)

I felt like I was missing out by not expanding my literature horizons, but then I made a realisation.  People spend hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars on self-help tools… books, DVD, seminars.  But for under 10$, I can usually find a children’s book that’s a quick read, has gorgeous and/or amusing images AND that celebrates how special I am… or how loved I am.   We feel it important to pass on these positive messages to our children, but how often do we apply these messages to our own lives?

So, I guess if I have to read kid’s books, then I might as well get something out of them too (other than the resulting baby cuddles, of course.)

Here are a few of my favorites, to get you started.

On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Je t'aime de la tête au pieds de Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak

Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton