If you have kids anywhere around preschool age, you probably have encountered Mo Willems' Pigeon.
A plucky little guy, he is constantly asking for things and getting turned down--he's tried to drive a bus, eat a hotdog, get a puppy and more, all to no avail.
How to Care For Your Orchid to Keep it Alive
Flowers are such a balm. Having a bloom in my home can instantly bring my stress level down a few notches. I love getting weekly bouquets from my farm stand and I love having flowering plants in my home too. The trouble is, I'm not great with plant care. I've been wondering how ...read more
Ten Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to get ready for ski season
I finally see snow in the forecast here in Vermont and that means ski season isn't too far away. Like all gear-intensive sports, you're going to need to do some pre-season work to make sure you're ready for the first snow day. And don't forget, skiing and riding also require ...read more
Cheesy Chicken Nacho Recipe
This week you're likely to let the kids indulge a bit on sweets. And guess what? More holidays are coming. The kids want sweets. Moms want the kids to eat well-balanced meals with plenty of nutrition. I rely on easy recipes that are ready in a flash with wholesome ingredients ...read more
In this new installment, matters are complicated by a duckling who gets his cookie as a result of nothing more than asking politely. The pigeon's silliness seems even more hysterical (both funny and hysteria-filled) when read in contrast with the imperturbable duckling.
When asked about his new book, the Caldecott winning author said simply: '??The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? is probably my most research-heavy book to date. As the creator, I had to ask tough questions, like '??What kind of cookie?'?? '??How would the cookie taste?'?? and '??How would another one of the cookies taste?'?? This hard work was not done by an assistant; I have the belly to prove it.'?
Your preschooler may not know that there's a lesson in this book, but it's there...hidden in between laughs.
Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a teacher turned overtired, over-educated SAHM of two. She is NYC born and bred, and is resisting a move to the suburbs with all of her might. She shares parenting rants, recipes and reviews at peekababyny.com. You can also find her on twitter @peekababy on Facebook and on Google+ +peek a baby.
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