I mentioned in the last post about my work baby shower that my colleagues gifted me with their favorite childhood books to help us build Satski’s library. Here’s a look at the some of the haul: Peek-a Who? by Nina Laden
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Busy Elephants by John Schnidel
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung NaEach Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan AhlbergMy co-worker Will gave me these books and told me that William Steig was his favorite author growing up, and he even played Spinky in a school play and had a mouse named Amos. Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty. Amazing illustrations with the message to never give up. There’s a boys’ companion to this book too (Iggy Peck, Architect), but I love this particular book’s strong female protagonist and I think it’s perfect for Satski’s library. These paperback Indestructibles are 100% baby-proof: chew proof, rip proof and 100% washable. I’m looking forward to testing them out. Paddington by Michael Bond, a classic. The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg with a sweet inscription. Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy RathmannThe Korean-language edition of Chronicle’s New York Times bestseller, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site. Maps by Aleksandra Mizielniska and Daniel Mizielinski.
We’ve got a lot of reading to do. I can’t wait.