A few weeks back, I bought 5 books with the title Baby’s Big Book.
When I got back home, I put it away and totally forgot about it. The books later came out one at a time and soon got Pappu’s full attention. I noticed that he loved the series of books, even his father and I did. It’s bright, colorful illustrations are large and simple enough for a child of Pappu’s age can understand easily. Pappu was reading them everyday and insisted we repeat every word again and again. Soon, he learnt almost all the words from the pages.
Another reason I love this book is it’s not a chunky board book. Of course, until Pappu was an year old I was always looking for board books for my son but when Pappu got his first couple of teeth, I decided that he was not in the ‘baby book’ stage anymore. This book is flexible non-board books, but is robust enough to handle a toddler’s use. I didn’t find the rest of the books anywhere and actually did go through a lots of pains to get hold of them. Now, it is in Pappu’s daily study schedule. He seats himself in his little baby chir in front of the table and calls for me to sit and read with him. He finishes all the 11 books in one sitting and after that he starts with his other books, including his all time favourite, ‘my first book of the world’. This is something all of us look forward to, everyday!