I registered for a lot of books before Elias was born. One of my favorite board books I got was No No Yes Yes by Leslie Patricelli. It is the funny little book of this baby doing things he should and should not be doing. I love illustrations and the silly scenarios. When I opened the gift that had this book in it, I read it to everyone at the shower.
Well it turns out that Leslie Patricelli has a whole bunch of these books! I was delighted to receive two new ones in the mail to preview- Baby Happy Baby Sad and Higher! Higher! Both have Leslie’s signature style of cute illustrations and few words. I really liked the Baby Happy Baby Sad book because it does a great job of showing contrast, which I think will be a great teaching tool for Elias in the future. Elias seemed to really like it too. I think I am going to do a scrapbook layout inspired by the book of things that make Elias happy and make him sad. Won’t that be cute?
Higher! Higher! has adorable illustrations, but I didn’t like the book as much – I think because I like the simplicity of few words in board book form, but not traditional hardcover with thin pages? Does that make sense?
Do you have any Leslie Patricelli books? What ones do you like best?