I am very excited to begin a new feature here at Caffeinated called Nonna’s Corner. In January I became a Nonna for the first time. I fully intend to share my love of reading with this precious little girl. Once a month I will feature book reviews for children and hope to weave in age-appropriate books and gadgets as my granddaughter grows. From my house to your house I hope you enjoy these discoveries. Grab a cup of coffee and check out these adorable stories. They are perfect Valentine Books for the Little Ones…
by Charise Mericle Harper
Published by: Penguin Random House
For little girls who love Ladybug Girl and Fancy Nancy, here’s the perfect story to share on any day you’re filled with love! “Today I am Superlove! There will be love, a wedding, and happily ever after.” So begins the day of one young girl who decides to stage a wedding between her stuffed animal, Mr. Mittens, and Pinky—her cat. Pinky is less than thrilled with the idea, even when Superlove dresses up as the flower girl and arranges some practice weddings between her other stuffed animals. Will Superlove get Pinky out of the tree in time to be the blushing bride? Or will she come up with another way to save the day?
Superlove shares one little girl’s plans to hold a wedding between Pinky, her cat and a stuffed dog named, Mr. Mittens. Illustrated by Mark Chambers the book colorfully takes us through the day from pancake love to Pinky’s uncooperative nature. You and your child will laugh as Harper brings it all together with the help of Mommy and Daddy. I love that the book has lots of illustrations and as your child grows you will be able to point out and name objects. Superlove is sure to make your little girl giggle.
The Hug Book
by Sue Fliess
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me? This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons! There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs—just to name a few!
Everyone loves hugs and The Hug Book shares all types of hugs from big ones to bedtime hugs. Beautifully illustrated with animals by Anna Kennedy and written by Sue Fliess the story is told in simply lines that your children will soon be reading aloud with you. From hugs from Mom and Dad to travel down the hall hugs the tale is adorable. The simple rhymes and different types of hugs are sure to make you and your child smile.
My Granddaughter Sophia Marie
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