|Review by Naomi Sandoval, The
I love getting packages in the mail! I never get tired of
ripping them open, even if I already know what's inside.
Today, I tore into A Gift for Baby/Un Regalo para Bebe
by Jan Hunt and immediately gathered my babies around me to
have a read. My babies, by the way, are five and ten, but that
doesn't mean they don't enjoy a good read! It's' always a
treat to cuddle together and share a story.
This beautifully illustrated book for little ones is told
from the point of view of a sweet toddler who loves mom, dad,
and simply to be with them. Each page has just one line of
text, in both English and Spanish. I particularly love this as
we are a bilingual family and reading both languages helps my
girls pick up new vocabulary (much of which was new to me as I
have had no occasion to learn words such as stroller, soother,
baby bottle and playpen in Spanish).
There is a stunning illustration of the family strolling
through nature and the dad is babywearing. How lovely to share
such images with our children.
This is sure to be a favorite both with parents, babies,
toddlers, and children of any age! As a mom, I came away
pleased with the gift in the story. I don't always stop and
realize the full value of what I do as I strive to practice
Attachment Parenting. Shifting to the child's perspective
helps me, as a parent, refocus. Seeing my girls' reactions to
the story helped validate the rightness of how we live.