Board Book Series: Our World, Mexico, Brazil, India, Italy

Our World Mexico by Cynthia Harmony

Our World Mexico
by Cynthia Harmony (Goodreads Author), Claudia Navarro (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

A young boy tells us all about a normal day in Mexico, from the delicious breakfast all the way to bedtime when they say, “Buenas Noches!” The boy gets a besito (kiss) from his mother and hops on a bus to school. He plays with his amigos and then has a snack of pan dulce (pastry) with his abuela (grandmother). After a bath and brushing his teeth, it is time to snuggle up for some dulces sueños (sweet dreams).

I grew up in Mexico as a child, and I can indeed verify that this is exactly like a normal day in Mexico! What a sweet trip down memory lane! And now I’m craving some pan dulce. haha!

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Board Book Review: Baby Cakes

Baby Cakes by Theo Heras

Baby Cakes
by Theo Heras, Renné Benoit (Illustrations)

5 out of 5 stars

In the board book, children are trying to bake little cakes, but the kitty keeps getting in the way! They get out all the ingredients, and mix the salt, flour, and baking powder. Kitty tries to spill the flour! They add butter and sugar. Maybe a little sugar gets on their hands and they eat it. The eggs are accidentally broken on the floor, and kitty licks up some of the egg! The children mix in the milk and vanilla, and the cakes are ready to bake. They add a delicious frosting and it’s time for tea!

This is such a cute little book! The text is very simple and short, just right for tiny readers. The whole book has such a soothing and calming atmosphere, and the antics of the kitty are so hilarious!

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Board Book Review: Mi Primer Emocionometro

Mi Primer Emocionómetro by Susanna Isern

Mi Primer Emocionómetro
by Susanna Isern, Mónica Carretero 

5 out of 5 stars

Drilo el cocodrilo tiene un medidor de emociones (el emocionometro) que puedes usar para determinar tu emoción actual. Para cada emoción, hay un amiguito que nos habla de esa emoción. Ya sea que esté feliz, triste, enojado, celoso, asustado o enamorado, el medidor de emociones lo ayudará a navegar esas emociones fuertes.

En la parte posterior del libro de cartón, hay una rueda de emociones real que puede girar para mostrar su emoción actual. Y hay un lugar en la rueda para mostrar si la emoción es fuerte o ligero. ¡Me encanta que hace que el libro sea especial!

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Picture Book Review: Pop a Little Pancake

Pop a Little Pancake by Annie Kubler

Pop a Little Pancake (Baby Rhyme Time)
by Annie Kubler (Illustrator), Sarah Dellow (Goodreads Author) (Illustrator)

4 out of 5 stars

Two toddlers make pancakes from their playdough, singing a song as they toss the pancake in the air, sprinkle sugar on top, and even squeeze lemon juice onto the pancake.

I love that this board book has the sheet music for the song on the back cover, so that if you read music, you can play and sing along.

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Baby Book Reviews: It’s Bath Time, and Rhyme with Me!

It's Bath Time! Indestructibles by Carolina Búzio

It’s Bath Time! Indestructibles
by Carolina Búzio (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

When the babies get dirty, it’s time for a bath. Little elephants get splashed with water from their parent elephant’s trunk. Parent lions lick the fur of the lion cubs to get them clean. And human babies have a bubble bath!

I love the cute artwork in this book! Every page is so colorful and fun. This would make the perfect gift for little babies and toddlers!

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Book Review: One-Stitch Baby Knits

One-Stitch Baby Knits by Val Pierce
One-Stitch Baby Knits: 22 Easy Patterns for Adorable Garments and Accessories Using Garter Stitch 
by Val Pierce

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This knitting book would be perfect for a beginner, with simple patterns that only require one type of stitch. From easy patterns like a baby bib up to intermediate and more experienced patterns like a baby cardigan, this book has a variety of cute projects both small and large. If you only have a few hours, you could knit up some sweet baby booties in a flash! Or if you have time for a larger project, you could try one of the adorable sweater and hat combinations.

With clear instructions and photos to illustrate the stitches, this book is easy to follow and full of information.
I really like the beautiful colors and sweet details on each knitting project!

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.