Holiday Book Round Up

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December 25 is still a few days away, yet in my mind’s eye I already see myself stepping on puzzle pieces and “accidentally” taking the batteries out of the toys that make too much noise. You know what’s a perfect present for a preschooler, a book. In a world that inundates them with electronics before they can even talk, let’s give them something that will help nurture their love of learning. With the perfect book your kid can relax and enter into world of imagination. Also it’s something you can do together.  So, get comfy on the couch and crack open one of the following books. You might even find a new family favorite.

The Splendid Spotted Snake – A Magic Ribbon Book

This book not only teaches colors, but also leaves kids (and adults) scratching their heads trying to figure out how it works. Follow the lead character as he gains a whole new set of colored spots as he grows, and grows and grows.

How Do You Feed A Hungry Giant?

This book is wonderful in so many ways. It’s interactive with flaps, fold and pop ups and the message is one of love and charity. When young Oscar finds a hungry giant in his backyard, he scours his family’s pantry to help appease his new friend’s gargantuan appetite. Find our how he finally does it. The book comes with a pull out cookbook, so you can serve up some giant sized meals fit for one giant or eight hungry children.

A Little Book About Feelings

This is a beautiful picture book with enchanting images and empowering messages.  Colorful photos of handmade felt creatures engage young children as they learn about the origins, universality and variety of feelings. The world truly would be a different place if everyone knew how to talk about and manage their feelings, so why not start our little ones off on the right foot.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and their New Skates

Follow three sisters on a variety of fun and festive winter adventures. The book includes colorful paper doll cut outs that are perfect for young children who are just beginning to read and want to follow along. The book was originally published in 1950, but has been completely repackaged for today’s audience.


Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer. Follow her @cmf2009 and read more on her blog at Mama to the Rescue.

Meet the Author | Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles native - born and raised. Before becoming a mom, and writing for various parenting sites so she could be home full time with her son, she was a publicist representing environmentally progressive architects and contractors - one of whom just finished building a home completely out of parts from a Boeing 747. Now that's cool!

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  1. Boy i really enjoyed your last book. The book Flicka,Ricka, and Dicka. ( I grew up in the fifties and read that book ) In fact I found an original one at a book store and bought it

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