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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals

At Book Expo this year, I happened to be at the expo early, so I grabbed an autographing ticket for Mo Willems' Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals. I am so glad I did -- it is one of the greatest gifts a new mama could have for her baby.

There is so much to see and do in this world. There are songs to sing and rides to ride and cats to watch. There as passwords to learn and there are mirrors to look into and there are families to love. Life is so big and so wide, and we are happy that you have decided to join us here. Mo Willems puts together a welcome book for babies, and what a glorious welcome it is. 

This was the first book I read my baby boy. The first time I read it through I teared up (because pregnancy), and I knew it would hold a special place in our hearts and our home. It is simple enough to read to your baby yet complicated with big ideas for the big people. The graphics are big and blocked, perfect for tiny brains making sense of the world. It has a consistent tag line and it can be argued that the book is a metaphor for life at large. The world can be a big and scary place, and sometimes it's important to have a book to break it down for you. 

It is a proper introduction to the world if I do say so myself. Welcome to the word, indeed. 

As you can see, the book is baby approved. 

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