Favorite Children’s Books

This week has been rough. Poor Cecy Kate came down with a fever-running nose-bad cough so my days were spent trying to help her while also attempting to explain why she can’t cough all over her 2 week old sister. We are all feeling a little sleep deprived and cranky, but these four fun books helped lift our moods.

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont and Illustrated by David Catrow.

This is without a doubt, one of Cecy’s favorite books right now. Sing it to the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More” and have fun pretending to paint your head, arms, legs, feet, etc. along with the mischievous little boy whose mom catches him painting everything in sight.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin.

The moral of this cute, humorous story is to keep a positive attitude even when things don’t go exactly our way. Hey, sounds like our week – Amen to staying positive! We are becoming big fans of this cool Pete the Cat character and recently featured his Magic Sunglasses book here.

This book also introduces the concept of subtraction,  so we put out 4 Cheerios or m&ms and ate one for each button Pete lost until they were all gone.

Vincent Paints His House by Tedd Arnold

I read this book with my future little van Gogh and we had fun using crayons to ‘paint’ our own little house ( we sketched on loose paper) along with Vincent and his animal friends .


The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, pictures by Dan Hanna

This New York Times Best Seller is an adorable rhyming book about a grumpy ‘pout pout’ fish whose ocean friends try to get him in a better mood. The ending is my favorite.



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