Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby Book of the Week: Baby Listens

This week we're going old school with a Little Golden Book called Baby Listens. Switching gears like this is a little jarring. We went from one groovy cat to a baby who, by the looks of the illustrations, is living in the 1960s.

Overall, the book has a good concept. We follow baby through his day, where he encounters all kinds of objects that make sounds. My favorites are the teddy bear that falls down the stairs that goes bumpety bumpety and the whir of the blender.

When looking at the illustrations for these two in particular, it's easy to see this was drawn decades ago. The baby watches the bear fall from atop a full staircase without a gate. Then he wanders into the kitchen to get up close and personal with the blender. If anything like that happened today, mothers the world around would be aghast! But then again, maybe it wasn't so bad. I mean, our parents survived, right?

As for mom and dad, we're both still plugging away at Books 4 and 5 in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Books Mentioned in This Post

Title: Baby Listens (Little Golden Book)
Author: Esther Wilkin
Illustrator: Eloise Wilkin
Pages: 24

Title: A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 976

Title: A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
Author: George R.R. Martin
Pages: 1040
Get the whole Song of Ice and Fire series! Anyone reading anything fun to their little ones this week?

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