When the dog barks and the bee stings enough for a week full of troubles and it’s only Monday, you need something to cheer you up. Luckily, this is the specialty of picture book authors: combining art and words into good feelings you and your kids can share. Here are six life-affirming picture books to […]
While realistic stories about childhood experiences are lovely, so are tales in which animals talk and muffins walk; books that offer a glimpse of a sillier, more whimsical world than the one we inhabit. Of course, as kids grow up, they learn to separate fact from fiction; to realize that dogs don’t play tennis or wear extravagant hats […]
Sentient edibles come in one of two flavors: aware of their status in the food chain or not. Is sweet ignorance tasty bliss? To be or to be eaten—that is the question. Either way, all of these books are delicious reads.
Being a parent is often more theatrical than I expected. When my daughter was a baby with high demands for entertainment, I had to maintain a running narration of what I was doing, interspersed with various song and dance numbers, to keep her content. It was like the most boring musical ever performed as I […]
All parents aspire to raise veggie-eating kids, but no matter what we do, some kids are determined to prove to their moms and dads the first rule of parenting: you are not in control. I raised my kids with the same foods and ended up with one who gobbles broccoli and beans and one who […]