Future Bookworm (I hope)

While it is extremely difficult for me to narrow down to saying one thing is my absolute favorite in the whole wide world, there is a long list of things I really like.  Here is just one of the items on my list.  I like to call these my Brown Paper Packages!

 

I’m a reader, a book lover!  So naturally I want Roxie Kyle to love to read as well.

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When she arrived home I didn’t waste any time reading to her.  However, those first few times did not go as I had imagined.  In my mind, she would snuggle up in my lap and lie their fully attentive to each word that I read, wanting more when the book was finished.  Her initial disinterest in the written word did not deter me.  I persevered by introducing her to a different type of book each day until finally, finally I found a winner.  Thank you Karen Katz!

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I think what drew her in was that each page had a flap that she could raise to discover what was underneath.  So every morning at breakfast we read the same book over and over and over.

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In an effort to change things up a bit for both mama and Roxie, I began the search for more books by this wonderful Karen Katz.  Lo and behold, I found several at TJ Maxx and then a whole box of them at Sam’s.  And they were all a hit!

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We read several times throughout the day and the majority of what we read are by Karen Katz.  I still expose her to other authors and styles of writing.  And there are other books that in time she has taken an interest in (see list below).  If there were a favorite though, as crazy as it may sound that a one year has a favorite, Karen Katz is it!

fun facts/reasons we like Katz books

  • Katz has adopted a daughter who has inspired much of her writing
  • Additional (free) resources on her website
  • Bright illustrations
  • Interactive
  • Themed books (for example Baby Loves Summer, Happy Birthday Baby)

other books that Roxie brings to me to read
(I put a star by mama’s favorites)

Click here to learn more about Brown Paper Packages.

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