We haven't done a storytime post in awhile, and we have so many new books we are loving! For those of you who don't know, evening storytime is a staple in the Easy Baby Travelers home! We love how it helps with brain development, but it also feels just plain good! With that in mind, we thought we'd share some of the books we've been digging into later in hopes that it will give you some story time inspiration, too! Here's our round-up...
Falling for Rapunzel (Leah Wilcox)
What It’s About: This book is a silly take on the classic story of Rapunzel. When the prince calls for the princess to let down her hair, she misunderstands his requests and tosses down random objects from her tower instead. Eventually, the prince gets his happily ever after... but not with who you’d expect!
Why We Love It:This unexpected twist on a classic story is sure to bring some giggles out of everyone, not just the littles! Besides the silliness, the ending teaches that mishaps are okay and can lead to unexpected happiness.
Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur (Cirocco Dunlap)
What It’s About:Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur is about… well, Crunch, a shy dinosaur! In this fun, new storybook Crunch has hidden himself in some shrubbery and it’s up to the readers to try and coax him out.
Why We Love It: The little ones love being able to interact with Crunch and experiment with how to approach people. We love Crunch because provides an engaging and fun way to learn about interacting with others.
The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown)
What It’s About: A little bunny tells his mother he’d like to run away and imagines all the ways he’d do so. He proposes talking the form of a fish, a flower, and even a rock, to which his mother replies that no matter where he goes, she will run after, taking the form of a fisher, a gardener, or a rock climber if need be.
Why We Love It: The Runaway Bunny is a great bedtime story about a mama’s love for her child. This book lets them know that no matter what path they choose in life, your love for them will always be there.
The Napping House (Audrey Wood)
What It’s About: The Napping House is a story about a comfy bed where granny sleeps. One by one, the different characters (a child, a dog, a cat, a mouse, and a flea) all pile on the comfy bed, too. When the flea climbs on top, it’s not tired like everyone else and sets off a chain reaction waking everyone from their sleep.
Why We Love It: The Napping House is the perfect book for bed. We love the simplicity of the story for the really little ones, the vocabulary-building adjectives for the slightly older kiddos, and the lovely illustrations for everyone.
The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name (David Cadji-Newby)
What It’s About: A little boy or girl wakes up to find that their name has gone missing and sets out on an adventure to find the letters that spell it out. On the way, they meet different animals who share the letters in their own name to spell out the child’s missing one.
Why We Love It: It’s completely personal! Every book is customized to order, including the name it spells out, the animals it introduces, and even the child character to look like your own little. We love watching the moment when the kids realize the book is spelling out their own name and how cute this custom-made story is!
Have you read any of these? Which are YOUR favorite titles? Let us know over on Instagram - there's nothing like a good book recommendation!
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