Are You My Mother? recently was added to the favorite books pile. We have had to whittle down this pile to 6 or 7 books because every visible book has to also go in his crib at night… which was a little ridiculous when we had a stack of 20.
I am almost certain every parent cheats when reading some books by not reading every single word (I know this, because I’ve read about this trick on other mom blogs) – and this is one book that I don’t read word-for-word: (SPOILER ALERT) instead, we flip from page to page, and I ask “Is the hen his mother?” And Thomas says “Nooooo” while shaking his head. Then we do the same thing for each animal/object in the book until Mama Bird is reunited with Baby Bird. Too cute!