My granddaughter Eve just turned two! As I mentioned in my Christmas email, the days seem long (sometimes ever-so-long) but the years go fast. I can’t believe that Eve is now two years old.
One of her favorite activities is books. Books books and more books. Books before bed. Books with breakfast. Books any time. For the last year – or more – when having her diaper changed, she would call out “Book!” And a book would be delivered into her hands. And she would look at it (sometimes upside down) intently. Flipping pages. Then tossing it aside and calling out “Book!”
One of her favorite books is a book with few words. It is a $5.00 art book that we bought at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is titled Mary Cassatt published by Taj Books International of Cary, NC. The book features Mary Cassatt’s (1844-1926) paintings of mothers – and babies. Eve stares intently at the pictures — turning pages. Looking. Pondering. And then moving on. “Baby” she’ll say – and point. Or “A mommy.”
If you are looking for a very special gift for a very special little person, you probably could not spend your $5.00 bill any better. Amazon features only the Kindle edition (from what I could see) but I’m sure that book stores may have the real McCoy. If you really can’t find a copy, and really want one, let me know and I’ll walk over the Art Institute and pick one up for you (if it’s still in stock). It will make a little someone very happy. 🙂