Dear Readers,

As you’re aware, our B is a member of the not-so-terrible two’s and next year she’ll be enjoying *gasp* threenager land.

In my mind, it’s not August 2. It’s almost Thanksgiving.

Which means B is 2.5.

Which means she’s a big sister.

Which means the next few months will totally fly by as we adjust to our new life as a family of four.

Which also means my well oiled machine of a to-do list for late summer/fall 2017 is complete.

“Ahh…” is what I’ll say as we snuggle Baby #2 and bigger Baby #1.

*Slaps hand* BACK TO THE POINT…

Since B is interested in board books and picture books (and doesn’t rip pages *phew*), she’ll be helping me review BOTH on Books for Babies– I’m so excited to tell you that starting Friday we’ll be posting our first picture book review!

At the top of the homepage, please notice the shiny, new tabs– one for Board Books, and one for Picture Books. ūüôā

We’re starting picture books off right with help from an old friend who helped us begin Books for Babies… Dinosaur.

Happy Reading to you and your littles!


Don’t Push the Button!

The zero fun,¬†way-too-familiar¬†words directed to any tiny tot, “Don’t do it…” and “No, no.”


Of course, a funny little board book fixed those words– it saved them. It made them fun!

How can a busy, curious kiddo¬†resist doing something they’re told not to do?


A friendly monster named Larry lives in this book. He has one rule: no pushing the button. He is so curious.¬†He is so so¬†sooo¬†tempted, but a rule is a rule…until no one is looking. Larry whispers to your little one that they¬†should push the button. Your kiddo will celebrate.

Right away, Larry is thrown into a panic because the button changes everything. It’s up to the reader to help Larry and put things back to normal. He tells them to shake the book! They need to help him by pushing the button more and more! Again, your kiddo will celebrate.

B thinks Larry¬†is hilarious, and she loves that plain old red button.¬†We can’t wait to get our hands on another book by Bill Cotter.

Don’t Push the Button!
Bill Cotter