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