My husband turned to me the other day and said: I get why kids books are so expensive. After reading one 4 billion times parents are willing to spend the money to have other choices.
The truth is, Little Elephant has many choices. Maybe not a full library, but several shelves. She is privileged. Her Nana in particular has been buying her books since before she was born; many from the church book fair and thus recycled. Her Mama (me) is a bit of a pack rat, so she has many of my books from childhood. She has books in Englsh, Spanish, Russian and Hmong (this one is bilingual as no one at home actually speaks Hmong).
Still, we always come back to her favorites. Currently she only wants to read board books because she likes to turn the pages. Favorites this week:
- Potty (definitely nr. 1 at the moment)
- The Foot Book (a close 2nd)
- Baby faces
- Perritos (Boyton in Spanish)
- The Feeling Book
- Buenas Noches a Todos.