August 10, 2005
the eye book
not that Dr. Seuss really needs much reviewing, but since it's a family favorite, I figured I would write about The Eye Book for DaddyTypes Baby Book Review Contest (go on over and enter one too). so here goes:
I've been blessed with only one eye, so when I saw The Eye Book at the store, I just couldnt resist (having never shied from joking about my cyclopsness). And much to my delight, it turned out to be our boy's first favorite book. At 10 months or so, he would toss aside the vast array of inferior books, and hand it to one of us with a "dee?" (that I interpret as "please daddy, read me this one.")
It's not just the pictures and words I like, but also the format of the "Bright and Early Board Book" series. Dont tell grandma, but I'm not a big fan of the huge boards that occupy 4 square feet. These are a perfect size for little hands and will stash away in just about any pocket. And they're not annoyingly tiny either. A very satisfying size.
As far as the story goes, it's one of the few I dont mind reading multiple times, as the pictures are engaging and cute, and the lilting rhymes never seem to grow old. I especially like how it builds in the end to an all-out celebration of sight. I'm sure that as our kids start to read that they'll appreciate this one even more.
Posted by bobw at August 10, 2005 12:53 PM
I was just going to ask parents what children's books they enjoy most -- and here's one answer! Livia's definitely into the small board books; they're my favorite, too. The best Dr. Suess we own is The Foot Book -- very fitting considering Liv loves to put her feet on everything.
Happy birthday, Caleb! Congrats on the one year mark. You are a very blessed little boy!