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Epistolary Picture Books That Will Make Your Child Want to Be a Pen Pal
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Epistolary Picture Books That Will Make Your Child Want to Be a Pen Pal

“Any letters?” One of my children asks the oh-so-hopeful question almost every single day when they see me walking back from the mailbox, flipping through the mail. And oh the delight–the raptures–when an epistle has arrived from one of their pen pals! My children come by it naturally. I’ve been writing letters to my pen…

One Wintry Night

One Wintry Night

Everyone piles on the couch, the kiddoes still in their pajamas.  It’s one wintry morning, and everyone is slow in waking up. The bright pictures captivate their imagination. The boy was caught in the storm. But the story draws them in. He stumbled toward the house his grandpa had built.  “If the boy could make…

Going to Sleep on the Farm

“How does a cow go to sleep — tell me how? How does a cow go to sleep?”

By the time it’s pages are half through, Mary’s eyes are drooping. It seems that the effect of saying “go to sleep” over enough times induces actual sleep on the part of a tired toddler—not to mention the yawns that Daddy is doing his best to suppress as he reads!

Going to Sleep on the Farm is one of our 18-month-old daughter Mary Kate’s favorite books…

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Eloise Wilkin

Eloise Wilkin has always been my favorite children’s book illustrator.  In fact, she’s probably my very favorite illustrator ever (excepting my husband’s drawings of classic cars and my daughter’s “pictures,” of course!).  I grew up with my parents reading me the Golden Sturdy Shape Book versions of My Good Morning Book and My Good Night…

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