This Mother’s Day I’d like to salute moms everywhere with a roundup of new and noteworthy books on one of my favorite subjects – MOMS!
A must-have for new moms is The Ultimate Organizer for Moms: Pregnancy Through Year Five ($24.95, Welcome Books, Edited by Natasha Tabori Fried & Lena Tabori). This beautiful book has everything a mom could possibly want and more, including a place to note details of her child’s medical records, birthday parties (a personal fave for me), teachers, favorite toys and that ever popular list of “firsts.” The handy color-coded side tabs make finding all the different sections easy plus there’s also journal space and pages for photos, locks of hair, foot prints and the birth certificate. An elastic band keeps papers and keepsakes secure. Don’t forget the Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Little Big Book for Moms which is filled to its silver gilt-edged brim with Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Songs, Games and more with adorable vintage art, and 21st century style.
Mom’s One Line A Day: A Five Year Memory Book ($16.95, Chronicle Books) is something I wish I’d been given to carry with me (or tuck in a nighttable drawer) to capture all those irressisitible and special one-of-a-kind fleeting moments I’ve all but forgotten during my kids’ first five years. Bound in gorgeous pink with rounded gilt edges, this special journal is one mom will keep forever.
A Mother’s Song ($14.95, Sterling Publishing) by Janet Lawler with illustrations by Kathleen Kemly invites readers to join a mother and her daughter as they spend time together throughout the year leaping like frogs, listening to birds, chasing after leaves and making snow angels in an enchanting story about enjoying nature, each other and some very special magical moments.
In this funny and clever role-reversal tale, Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by LeUyen Pham gives children a chance to live vicariously through the lovely little girl as she gets mommy (and then her daddy) ready for bed. Classic lines like these brought a huge grin to my face : “Did you brush your teeth?” “Yep” “A nice long time?” Wow, was Rosenthal eavesdropping on my family’s bedtime routine? Bedtime for Mommy is sure to delight.