I’ve got a BUSY three-year-old who keeps me on my toes. He’s adorable, snuggly and sweet, but most of the time, he’s a blur. And there is a big difference between a two-year-old and a three-year-old. (That’s another post!) He now tests limits in a more determined thoughtful way. He wants to be independent and explore. He needs to prove that he is a big brother who doesn’t always need to be with Mommy. However, he’s also needs Mommy more than ever– he’s gained new fears and an awareness that the world is a big, giant, and sometimes dangerous place. I was asked to share a book as a part of National Picture Book Month, and the book that the Monkey and I read, Lulu the Big Little Chick, was perfect for his current stage of life.
Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan is about an independent little chick, like my sweet Little Monkey, who wants to prove that she can go do things all by herself and without the help of her momma. She does a pretty good job, until she realizes that sometimes being all by herself is a big scary. The Monkey adored the book, and asked me to “read again.” Even the sweet Peanut enjoyed looking at the bright colorful pictures. In honor of the book, the Monkey and I created some Chicken Handprint Art.