Reading is very important in our family. Harley has been read to since she was in my tummy. Her daddy would find a novel that he wanted her to hear and read to her every night. He read her Alice and Wonderland just in time to finish it about 4 hours before she was born.
After she was born, the reading continued. Her dad decided to read The Fault in Our Stars every night when she went to bed. As much as we treasure the moments of reading novels to her because we soon know the time will come when she will choose what she wants to hear.
During the day, I read to her my favorite childhood books. We absolutely love Biscuit due to the fact that we too just got a new puppy who is just as needy! Where the Wild Things Are is another great addition because it shows the importance of imagination and dreams.
I now have another new favorite book! I received an opportunity from Stephanie at the Blythe Daniel Agency about receiving 2 books! One for little miss Harley and one to give away. She sent us the best book ever!
The book is called I’m Going to Give You A Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney. The book is beautifully illustrated and the story is even more loving. I love that the entire concept of the book is about giving different types of hugs and relating them to animals. I had always alternated my different kisses to Harley such as eskimo and butterfly but I never had thought about hugs! We even have almost all the animals mentioned in the book in Harley’s toy chest. As we read the book, we bring out the different animals and allow them to hug her which in turn elicits many smiles from our little one. This book has opened our eyes to incorporating the imagination when it comes to hugs! I am so glad that reading has given us the opportunity to teach Harley so many things.
To enter the giveaway, go to our Instagram: missharleyrose0 and comment your favorite childhood book on the photo of us reading to her! Winner will be chosen on Sunday the 16th.
*Thank you so much to Stephanie for sending us these books and making this giveaway possible! We truly appreciate it.