Olivia Helps With Christmas by Ian Falconer

Book Description:

Published: October 2, 2007

Christmas is coming, and Olivia is incredibly busy. She has to wait for Santa, make sure dad sets up the tree, wait for Santa, watch mom make the Christmas dinner, wait for Santa, oversee the care with which the stockings are hung and, of course, OPEN HER PRESENTS! Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series.

Review –


Olivia is such a cute character and very inventive.  She tells her Mom that she will set the table for Christmas Dinner and when her Mother sees it her mouth falls open because for the centerpiece Olivia has cut off the tip-top part of the family Christmas tree and used it. That is just one of the cute things Olivia does in this book.

I’ll be sending this to me niece, Kate, next month to add to her ever-growing Olivia collection.

Fantastic  read!




Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and pictures by Clement Hurd

Book Description:

Published: 1947


n a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room–to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one–he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Review –

I don’t care what anyone says, I did not like this book at all. Enough said.




Lots of Love by Kami Kobble

kkProduct Description:

Published – 2013

This small board book, written for Valentine’s Day, is about charming animal friends showing that there are lots of ways to say “I love you!”


Review –

I bought this for my great-niece, Kate, who is almost 10 months old, as part of her Valentine’s Day gift and it is short and sweet. The illustrations are by Jill McDonald and are precious.  I think Kate it love it.