Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reading Spring

The spring book basket is blooming with fun books to keep my little guy busy while I gestate. Very important. I love that I can leave him with a pile of books and snacks and sneak in a quick cat nap (amazing how critical that's become while pregnant). I wake up feeling like a whole new mama and happily he's just where I left him. I love that he's learned over the years to keep himself busy and happy without needing anything other than his own imagination and whatever is around him. It's such an underestimated life skill.
The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales
The Story of the Root Children
Make Way for Ducklings
A New Beginning
What Shall I Grow?
Pelle's New Suit
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lily's Garden of India
The Painter Who Loved Chickens
Play With Me
The Country Bunny and the Little Golden Shoes
How Robin Saved Spring
Our Nest
An Egg Is Quiet
A Seed Is Sleepy
The Easter Egg

Then when I wake up he says, "Mama, want me to bring you some water?" and off he goes to bring his mama water in bed. My sweet boy! Happy Spring reading everyone.


Joy said...

Z is a very sweet boy! Love your spring book list. Those naps are crucial when gestating. :)

Michele said...

We are currently obsessed with the book "The Curious Garden" Very good read about a boy in a city who becomes a gardener and changes the whole city's landscape. Highly spring-y.

angie said...

cute. We definitely need more good books. We do the library thing often, though I find that its nice to have books longer than a couple weeks. I will look into some of the books you suggested, but its too bad books are so expensive, and our local thrift stores are not good in that department... hmmm.

gardenmama said...

I see many of our favorite books on your list! We took out a few boxes of our books yesterday and they felt new to the kids we spent quite some time sitting in a pile of books reading, imagining, and then creating... I agree certainly an underestimated life skill! Happy gestating : )

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Great Spring reading list...some long time favorites and some new ones to check out. Have you guys read "The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone"? That's also a good one for spring reading. What's on your Mama reading list lately? I am totally obessed with Anne Frank recently. Re-read her diary and now into some related reading. There isn't much that can compare to the joy of reading is there?

Happy Spring! Happy Reading!

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Whata thoughtful, thoughtful little guy!! He's pampering Mama <3 <3 <3 I love it!
We are having fun spring reading,too.

Simple Mama said...

Holy cow...Gestate?!! I haven't had much time to keep up on my favorite blogs lately. I didn't know you were pregnant!!! Congratulations!

Ellenjohnrubicon said...

I know you said you didn't save anything- we are boat purging and found a fleece sling- sort of a light brown, so cozy. Want it? We'd love to send it your way. Thanks for the spring suggestions!

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