Here are some spring time favorite books appropriate for April. These should all be available at your local public library.
- The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Illustrations by Crockett Johnson
- Bunny's Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrations by Lisa McCue
- Little Quack's New Friend by Lauren Thompson, Illustrations by Derek Anderson
- Good Night New York City by Adam / Veno, Illustrations by Joe Gamble
It was a sad day when I noticed Bunny's Noisy Book had gone out of print, although you can still find reasonably priced used copies on Amazon. I had wanted to gift it at a baby shower, it is filled with beautiful prose (what else would you expect from Margaret Wise Brown?) and the illustrations by McCue are really lovely. It was a book I picked up for my eldest son on a whim and I am so glad I did, even when he grows up I plan on keeping it in our "library". Another favorite of our family is the Little Quack series, and Derek Anderson also illustrated the classic The Potty Train, which was helpful to our oldest a couple years ago. Mr. Anderson has an excellent web site, check it out.
We are also planning on reading books about NYC because we will be taking a little trip there in a couple of weeks. If anyone has any recommendations for New York City themed books let us know by next week so I have time to get to the library for them! We plan on visiting Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History. Photos to come on Little Men after our adventure.