Jude LOVES books. Big books, little books, board books, fragile books, colorful books, black and white books, cloth books and paper books.
But, he has a very favorite book. He enjoys thumbing through it himself...loves to touch and feel and taste. And, let me tell you...this book has it all! (Except, of course, it really isn't meant to be tasted...*grin*)
Feely Bugs, by David. A. Carter, is part of a rather large series of "bug" books. Some of the other titles include Bugs In Space, How Many Bugs In a Box?, Bedtime Bugs and Snow Bugs. They are whimsical, colorful, cheerful little books that are sure to engage your child no matter their age. Heck, I never get tired of reading Feely Bugs...and we read it a lot!
We have stacks of books, and this is the one he chooses. Every. Time.
Don't get me wrong...he loves to listen to other stories. Especially if he can clutch Feely Bugs while he listens. This book has been through it all. Diaper changes, car rides and trips to the store. It has been sat on, dragged, chewed and drooled on. The binding is held together with tape and there are tooth marks on the cover and several of the pages, but those things are simply indications of a well-loved book. ;)
Reading tip: Let your child explore the book in his or her own way as often as possible. Books are meant to be loved, devoured and dog-eared.
Now, I am sure you noticed the cute little owl button near the top, right? Why is he there?
Sarah, from Becoming Sarah is hosting an awesome book giveaway in honor of her daughter's first birthday, and for the sake of pediatric literacy. 8 books, people. 8 very adorable books. To enter, you simply have to disclose your favorite children's book character(s). Easy peasy, no? So, get on over there and comment. You can enter once a day for the duration of the contest, which will end when there are 300 comments, or 10 days have elapsed.
Good luck, and happy reading.