Llama Llama Easter Egg

Spring has sprung! Our tulip tree is sooo close to exploding with beautiful, purple buds. Somehow, our bleeding hearts survived an attack of Round-Up last year and are blooming. Daffodils, narcissus, and tulips are each full of happiness.

B loves the late Anna Dewdney’s llama books, especially Llama Llama Easter Egg. Hearing our sweetie try to say “llama llama” is priceless, baby book, iPhone video gold.
llama (2)Llama wakes up on Easter morning in his red pajamas, naturally, and your little one gets to join him on his day with chocolate, candies, an Easter egg hunt with lots of colored eggs in pastels– there are even some that look like they’ve been left in the dye for minutes. The rhyming text and spot-on llama facial expressions are a joy to experience, and at the end of the book, you & your kiddo will discover a nice little Easter-y surprise.

Llama Llama Easter Egg
Anna Dewdney
Viking/Penguin Young Readers Group

Dog Wants to Play

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a bumbling puppy. They’re just so… well, you know, cute. B LOVES puppies. Kids + puppies = JOY.

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Just look at this little guy’s face. Hats off to illustrator Jeff Mack. He’s created a dog who looks like he’s getting photographed to be the cover of a dog magazine. Who wouldn’t want to play with him?

A lot of the other farm animals, as it turns out. Poor dog. He really, really wants to play! Dog asks all of his farm friends to play, but most of them are too shy or scared of him.

You can’t help but hope that the next page reveals Dog finds a friend. This story just makes you want to grab your kiddo, jump into the book and play with this sweet, persistent Dog.

Dog Wants to Play
Christine McDonnell
Viking