Fave New Children’s Author

A typical night of reading in the Braunohler household

I’ve been on a hiatus from my blog-writing lately as I try to figure out how to juggle a two-year old and four-month old with a little bit of sleep and time for friends somewhere in between.  However, I’ve been eager to share my new favorite author with you.  Undoubtedly, many of you may have heard of The Gruffalo, a fantastically creative story about a little mouse who takes a stroll through the woods.  We only recently (six months ago) discovered  The Gruffalo and after falling in love with the story, purchased many more books by the same author, Julia Donaldson.  We have also come to love the following by Donaldson:  The Gruffalo’s Child (might even be better than The Gruffalo itself), Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, What the Ladybird Heard, Tiddler, and The Spiffiest Giant in TownThe beautiful and vibrant illustrations and creative story-telling in Donaldson’s books will captivate your little one(s), taking them on a wonderful journey. When you do something for your child this week, let it be to pick up one of Donaldson’s books.  You won’t regret it.  For those of you who can’t make it out to the bookstore or a public library, I’ve linked to Amazon above.  A child can never have enough books.  Enjoy!

Our awesome collection of Julia Donaldson books

3 thoughts on “Fave New Children’s Author

  1. Kaho says:

    I agree! A child can never have enough books! My favorite is Mo Willem’s pigeon series and Ian Falconer’s Olivia the big books. I’ll look into The Grufalo. I hear you about the time. It is a hard balance for a while especially both of your kids are still very young. Take your time and enjoy your kids!

    • lobrau says:

      We love Mo Willem’s too! We have “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” (Logan is obsessed with buses, so this one is a hit) and “Time to Pee!”, which is an introduction to potty training told in a very unorthodox way. Ha ha! There are so many good books out there. We have so many books now that we need a new bookshelf for Logan’s room. Ikea, here we come! Hope you all are doing well. I just discovered your site (how did I not know about it?) and love it!

      • Kaho says:

        Love the bus one! We have a hot dog one. So funny!! We haven’t bought many books since we left the States, so it’s time for us to get some new ones. The only problem is that they get heavy to move around…

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