The boys love books.
All three of them. We have hundreds of books in various stages of use right now. Most of them have been, ahem, *loved* quite a bit. Yes, that is what I’ll call it. They are well loved. actually, books are probably the favorite thing in our house. Not a bad thing for sure. Yogi Dad and I are both avid readers who grew up in houses full of books with parents who read and read to us. It’s only natural that we’d have little readers too.
Every night the boys climb up on the couch with a stack of books. Sometimes it’s small, sometimes it’s tall. Sometimes we get through them all, sometimes not. It depends on whether their bottoms are as interested in sitting still as their brains when they picked out the books.
The newest additions to our bedtime book routine are My Purple Toes and My Purple Kisses by Blair Hahn. The Purple Series all started when a dad took his daughter to get a pedicure and came back with purple toes!
I was interested in the Purple books because of the great message they send: It’s OK to be different! Having two kids with Autism, it’s a message that we are always trying to reinforce. Diversity is good- it can even be fun!
The illustrations by Tate Nation are great- simple and bright. The story moves quickly and isn’t too “wordy”- a must for a good bedtime read. The boys pay attention and don’t skip ahead. I’m not sure that they understand the message just yet, but I hope one day they will.
You can read more about The Purple Series at www.mypurpletoes.com. A portion of all sales of My Purple Toes goes to Soles4Souls- a nonprofit that provides shoes, free of charge to those in need.
Disclosure: I was provided books to review from Business 2 Blogger. All opinions are my own.