Requested by DG

My Favorite Books to Give at a Baby Shower

I think maybe, subconsciously, I joined listapp just for this request from @DG ... Thank you!
  1. I AM A BUNNY by Ole Risom/Richard Scarry
    "I am a bunny, my name is Nicholas, I live in a hollow tree." My mom read this to me so it has that extra layer of love tied to its words. Simple, beautiful a board book with integrity.
  2. THEN IT IS SPRING by Julie Fogliano/Erin Stead
    Reads like a poem, is simple and funny and sweet. The illustrations are awesome.
  3. ROSIE REVERE ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty/David Roberts
    Because we, as parents, deserve this level of visuals, clever rhyming, and messaging after a long day of parenting.
  4. HUGTIME by Patrick McDonnel
    I may or may not have cried reading this to my babies.
  5. THE SNAIL & THE WHALE by Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler
    Again with the rhyming, I can't get enough of this one. It's about bravery, friendship, and wanderlust, it's good.
  6. GOODNIGHT GORILLA by Peggy Rathman
    No words! Make em up! Or don't! Worth it for this scene alone.
  7. WHISTLE FOR WILLY by Ezra Jack Keats
    You can't beat the style, colors, simplicity. A classic!
  8. THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES by @bjnovak
    Not pandering, this is a great book. Every time someone new comes to our house our kids make them read this to them as a trick. To see adults get surprised by a children's book is wonderful thing.
  9. ELLA by Mallory Kasdan
    This one is really just hilarious for us to read, it's a modern day spoof on Eloise. I only give this if it's a friend I know will appreciate it.
  10. A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME by Betty Fraser/MaryAnn Hoberman
    This one is a classic! Awesome illustrations, great rhymes...it's a joy to read.
  11. MILLIONS OF CATS by Wanda G'ag
    Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. It's just lovely all around.
  12. STREGA NONA by Tomie dePaola
    Maybe it's the Italian in me? This is a GD delight. I love the way it's translated, it's a fun read!
  13. I'll stop now.