Here are brief reviews of each of the board books:
¡Me gusta cómo soy! / I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow
Baby librarian Marian’s review: This one is my favorite of the four board books. It’s perfectly sized for my hands, and I definitely like myself. I love looking at pictures of myself on Mommy’s phone, and smiling and singing to my mirror girl me.
Margaret’s review: We own a giant sized version of this without the Spanish. I love this smaller bilingual version! I actually prefer it to ours. The illustrations are funny and adorable.
Clean Up, Up, Up! by Ellen Mayer, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu
Marian’s review: This book is funny. It’s much better to take toys out than to put them up! But somehow the Daddy and baby in this book make putting away toys look like fun.
Margaret’s review: This is a cute book about spatial concepts (up, down, between, etc) AND cleaning up. I love that it features a dad and a biracial couple.
Baby Sees Colors! by Akio Kashiwara
Marian’s review: I love all the colors! There are stripes and circles and fish and snakes. I like to trace the colors with my finger.
Margaret’s review: As both Marian and the title says, this is a bright and colorful book! It’s perfect for babies of all ages, but I remember how infatuated with colors Marian was when she was born and through about 4 months, and I would’ve loved to have had this book then.
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
Marian’s review: I have this same book, and it makes me think about when my heart fills with happiness. Like when Daddy lets me sleep with him instead of in the bed, or when Mommy makes me go up and down. The taste of books and peas, watching the broadway version of The Phantom of the Opera. These things fill my heart with happiness. It’s a good feeling.
Margaret’s review: I LOVE this board book. It’s one of my favorites. It’s so sweet and kind and the illustrations are lovely.
Aren’t the books Aviva Brown is offering beautiful?
And now for the instructions!
From now until Thursday, Dec. 6th at 6 p.m. EST, enter to win a set of 4 books—either board books from @babylibrarians or picture books from @aviva.brown.author.
Here’s how to enter:
📚Like the Instagram post
For extra entries:
📚Tag a friend who would also be interested in winning free books! The more friends you tag, the more chances to win!
You must complete the first 3 steps for the first entry. Then you can get extras!
Remember to tag friends on the post with the books you want to win—for board books enter on the @babylibrarians feed, picture books enter @aviva.brown.author, or enter both.
Winners will be announced Friday, and if you’re in the continental US, your books should arrive before Christmas! 🎄