7.27.2009

Books for Babies?


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I’m 5 months pregnant, which is very exciting, and now that my little jumping bean has ears and is beginning to learn the sound of his/her parents’ voices, I figure it’s high time we introduce him/her to literature.

I’ve been having a lot of fun thinking of the PERFECT book to read to my little Stowaway, so called because he/she came back with us from the Caribbean. Over the course of the past few months, I’ve thought about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but don’t want the little person to get ideas about being naughty, Great Expectations, but worry about the poor examples of female characters (Estella is awful and Miss Havisham is just odd), Little Women, but that’s too female-centric, and the Harry Potter series, but that’s just too long.

I’m thinking now that The Hobbit could fit the bill. What do you think? What would you suggest I read to my little Stowaway?

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! What exciting news. Brian Jacques would be good...lots of wonderful animals and adventure and courage and loyalty.

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  2. Congratulations. My husband and I read A.A. Milne's Winnie-The-Pooh to Mr./Ms. Baby.

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  3. Great suggestions! I thought after I posted that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe would be good, too.

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  4. I wonder what a development specialist would say? On one hand, you just want to talk to get them to learn the sound of your voice. On the other, maybe there can be some higher understanding even in utero.

    Poetry maybe? Intersects with the primitive music-appreciation centers of the brain.

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