Books – which one do I buy? I am buying for a one year old. Do I buy for the child or do I buy for the parents? Do I buy because it is a great book with a known author or do I go for bright colors and simple pictures? Can I find the book that fits both parents and kid? What about me – I want to buy them a book that stretches their thinking about books for kids.
So up and down the shelves I go. I look through the board books, the picture books and get frustrated and go look over to the middle grade chapter books just because.
At last I realize I am putting to much thought into this process. The child is one! She needs pictures, colors and an ok story line. I have a life time to give her books and to share book ideas with her parents so relax.
The parents will just have to wait to engage in the deeper world of children’s literature with me.