On a recent long road trip my 14 month old became very disenchanted with his favorite books after looking at them over and over and over. We made a pit stop at a Barnes and Noble to let him burn some energy while playing with the Thomas the Train Table that most all B&N’s have. It was here that I discovered one of my new favorite children’s books, The Little Blue Truck. It’s a lovely little story with a great moral about taking the time to cultivate real friendship and as a bonus the illustrations are absolutely adorable. This will be one of my new “go-to” gift items for my friends having children!
Can be purchased on Amazon for around $6
It’s that time of year….yup graduation! I love the idea of giving a book (with a great message/moral) along with money to special grads in my life. Even if the recipient doesn’t read that book until years later they’ll likely find it useful in some way. Here are a few of my favorites!
The Alchemist by Paulo Cuelho $9 on Amazon
Book Description: The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss $9.50 on Amazon
Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery, high school, or college grads! With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all.