“A picture is worth a thousand words”– Fred R. Barnard
“A word is dead when it is said some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” –Emily Dickinson
My love is children’s books–especially picture books. As The Storybook Mom I have combined my love of books, kids, mommyhood, theatre, improv, stand up comedy, poetry and created “Sit Down Stand Up for kids of all ages.”
During this month of May which I call “Mommy’s Month” since she should be celebrated more than just one day a year I am performing children’s stories at all my storytimes–I have a storytime every week day morning and 2 Saturdays a month and also perform at festivals, museums, libraries and host the Kids Stage each year at The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest (this June 9 and 10th 10-4).
I believe that kids are the best people and I look at the world through their eyes. They are honest, curious, questioning, free and have no agenda (other than to get treats and toys)–they don’t worry if people like them or if they say the right thing–they say what is on their minds. They are generous with their affection, shy, brave and genuine. What we all would be at our best~!
So to honor the moms who care and nurture these amazing little folks here are my fave Mother’s Day books and books to read every day!
The Mommy Book–Todd Parr
My Mom–Anthony Browne
Bedtime for Mommy–Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Runaway Bunny–Margaret Wise Brown
Llama Llama Red Pajama–Anna Dewdney
Now lets have a cheer for Mom–
Give me an M–
Give me an O-
Give me another M–
What does that spell?
sending hugs and kisses,
Nili, The Storybook Mom
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