Bedtime stories are precious.
Our’s first started back when the Little Professor was tucked away safe in my tummy while Daddy would read to him.
Our favourite book was…
It’s a sweet, little book perfect for new parents falling in love with their life changing bundle of joy!
As the years have passed, there are a few gems that we continue to enjoy and every once and a while we stumble upon a new one to add to our most loved collection.
Here are some of our favourites…
Wow, It’s a Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris
This is a cute book for the little ones. It’s one of the Monkey’s favourite. It’s full of rhyming, animal sounds and little peekaboo flaps!
What more could a curious, little toddler ask for?
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
A book about the special bond between mother and son and the evolving relationship that comes with age. This book is especially dear with the Little Professor and myself. Even though he is off reading goofy, little novels full of wedgies and other mildly rude stuff, he still loves to snuggle up with his mother for a private reading of Love You Forever. He even requests that I rock him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
Princess Justina Albertina – A Cautionary Tale by Ellen Dee Davidson
A seriously fun book with a great, though slightly drastic, ending. To be honest, it’s the ending that makes this a favourite with our family! Princess Justina likes to have her own way. She reminds me of too many kids we have come across in our adventures. You know the ones! They’re at the stores, parks, and restaurants constantly demanding things a little too loudly from parents that obviously have never said no in their life. It’s crossed my mind to keep copies of this book in my purse to hand out to those darling little cherubs. Maybe the end of the book will scare them straight!
You Are My I Love You by Maryann K. Cusimano
This is not so much a story but rather beautiful poetry depicting the day in a life of a parent and their child. Each verse flows with song and permeates with love. It’s graceful and lovely and the perfect transition between an animated day and drifting off to peaceful sleep.
Mommy’s Best Kisses by Margaret Anastas
What mother doesn’t just love to kiss her child and what child doesn’t absolutely love being kissed? This book is an interactive, playful excuse to kiss my children – not that we need one. This book leaves us all laughing and giggling, smiling and wiggling. It’s sweet and fun and has given us many precious times together. From the moment I first skimmed through it at the bookstore right up until tonight, this book has brought a smile to my lips and spilled happy tears from my eyes.
If you have little ones in your life, you might want to add one of these books to your special collection.