Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 10: The Pout Pout Fish

This silly story about a grumpy fish and the power of a simple kiss is an absolute must-read!  A big, big thanks to my friend Page Warnke, who recommended this book to us.  We checked it out of our local library and have been in love with it ever since.   The rhymes are clever, the verses fun, and my son loves being showered with smooches at the end.  I think we all have days where we feel like a Pout Pout Fish, and sometimes a little kiss is all we need to turn our frowns upside down.   We actually love this story so much that I just ordered it the other day.  We would have taken it out of the library again (and again, and again) but this is one of those books we just need to own.  And besides, we figure it's such a great read, we should leave it in the library for other lucky kids to borrow.  Another big thanks goes out to my long time friend's mom, who recently sent us an amazingly thoughtful gift card to our favorite place, Barnes and Noble.  Thank you, Jane, for treating us to this wonderful story!   We actually got the sequel, too, which recently came out in hardcover.   Stay tuned on that one... if it's anywhere near as great as the first, it's bound to make our list later on.


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