Throughout a person's life many changes will occur both good and bad, some can be scary such as moving to a new city and some are exciting with a bit of scary mixed in such as welcoming a new baby into the family. Each change is different and not everyone processes them the same either which is why it is nice to have books to read that go along with different situations for kids to read, giving them a better understanding of what is happening. Candlewick Press recently sent me a great book that deals with moving to a new city, they also sent a book about a couple after they've had a baby, and a book about a family who receive an unexpected pet. All three books are cute & make for a fun read, learn more about each book below:
By Tania De Regil
Retail Value $16.99
This cute book follows two children and their fears of what their new home is like and if they will like living in a new city. The little boy is moving from New York City to Mexico City, and the little girl is moving from Mexico City to New York City. On each page the kids express the same fear/worry and it accompanies a photo of their city, so as you go on you can see that both cities have the same things to offer so the children shouldn't be too worried about their new home. I thought this book had great illustrations and it covered a lot of the "What If's" that a person may have before a big move.
By Hayley Barrett
Retail Value $16.99
This book is a short story about a couple who is enjoying their peaceful "Babymoon" after the arrival of their child. Prior to reading this book I had never heard of a "Babymoon" which is similar to a Honeymoon, but I like the name. The illustrations in this book are soft, dreamy and give you a sense of a sleepy calm home which is quite nice. I think this book would make a great addition to any baby shower gift.
By Kate DiCamillo
Retail Value $18.99
When I first read the title of this book, my first thought is that is was going to be a Charlotte's Web type book where a baby piglet was saved on a farm because one of the characters fell in love with it. Technically I was right but I was also wrong, the book starts off with a small piglet falling off the back of a farm truck and wandering into the yard of a couple who has been feeling like their life is a bit too ordinary. The couple and the neighbor all enjoy the pigs company and decide to keep her, and she is anything but ordinary. This is a sweet book! and for those of you wondering if a pig makes a good pet, if you have the room for them they are actually wonderful pets. We had a pet pig when I was younger and he was wonderful.
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