I'm showing it to you now at this particular time, because 1) i love it so and 2) it's so wee! so charmingly mini! and JUST RIGHT for Easter baskets. Seriously, I'm obsessed with this idea now. Please someone, put this in an Easter basket, or tell a friend or relative to do it, and then please let me know that you did, and I'll be so happy, you have no idea.
four adorable little books in this collection: the classic 'Chicken Soup with Rice', 'Pierre', 'One Was Johnny' and 'Alligators All Around'. All by the master, Maurice Sendak.
'Pierre') even teaches you what happens when you are Very Naughty (you get eaten by a lion! don't worry, it all turns out ok. Pierre pops back out of the lion.)
'Chicken Soup with Rice' song? I'm sure most of you reading my blog know the song. It's such a great song. Excuse me while I go cry a little because it reminds me of when Julia was three.
'Pierre' (I keep harping on that one, ha ha!) labels itself a 'cautionary tale' and I consider this post today a cautionary tale of my own - don't wait to own this amazing little set. If you have a toddler or young preschooler living in your home, BY GUM GO GET THIS SET. (and please put it in their Easter basket! or May Day basket. or just on the floor.)
These books remind me of cozy quilts, and oatmeal cookies, and hot cocoa, and windy days with pinwheels, and macaroni and cheese. There is comfort food, and there are also comfort food books. Don't let these little treasures slip away from you!