I love story time, there is something so tender, so sweet about snuggling up with your petites and reading a story. There are a few stories that we have that are so incredibly sweet they bring me to tears every single time I read them.
The first book I wanted to share with you is Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds, Scholastic Inc., 2007. I bought this book before Zoe was born and remember just sobbing sitting in my new rocking chair in an empty nursery as I read this story to my growing belly. As I read this story to my girls this afternoon tears streamed down my face because this is the journey of a girl who becomes a mother – in that moment everything changes. This is such a beautifully written story about a mothers love and how she watches her daughter grow into a woman and have a child of her own. This story is perfect in every way. I love it. I love how it encapsulates all of what I feel for my petites now and what I can only imagine I will feel as they grow older. (I should probably grab a box of tissues if I am going to tell you about the other two books).
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, Chronicle Books, 2015. This book was given to Zoe when she was in the hospital. It is also a lovely story, each line starts with I wish you more it is filled with lovely sentiments that every parent would hope for their child. “I wish you more treasures than pockets” is one of the lines that speaks to my petites, as their pockets are constantly filled with little stones, pussy-willows, flower petals and any other treasure that they find along the way. This book is perfect for parents of boys and girls alike. The illustrations showcase a diverse group of petites making this a perfect book for anyone who has wished something special for their own petites.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin, Random House, 2015. I have written about my love for Emily Winfield Martin before, here and here, oh that’s right and swooned over here prints here. Her illustrations are stunning and filled with whimsy and are delightful. The opening line in this lovely tale is When I look at you and you look at me, I wonder what wonderful things you will be. This books is filled with incredibly sweet sentiments that all parents wish for their petites. Like all of Emily Winfield Martin’s work this too, is perfect for your petites shelf.
Hopefully you will enjoy these sweet books and especially with Mothers day just around the corner these might be the perfect books for the favorite Mama in your life.