Friday, November 30, 2012

In the great green room there was a telephone...

...and a red balloon and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.

If you are a parent of young children, I'm sure you recognize those words.  With all the talk of books and Christmas on my blog this week, this review is fitting.

When Maddie was a toddler, I purchased a copy of Goodnight Moon in a used book store and gave it to her for Christmas. Maddie is, and always has been, a book lover and that book was opened and read many times over the years.

We still have that book on the girls' shared bookshelf and it is now one of Alaine's favorites.  Just yesterday, I found it on the floor where someone had left it after reading.   For Christmas this year, we're giving Alaine a Goodnight Moon Felt Set  from the Cake in the Morn Etsy shop.

Because it is a gift and because I'd rather she not see it until Christmas Day, I asked Maddie (now 8) to try it out first.  We brought it out at nap time, sat together by the lit Christmas tree, and ooh-ed and aah-ed over all the detailed pieces-- the kittens, the mittens, the old lady, the red balloon, and even a bowl full of mush-- all set in their green room.  Maddie arranged the pieces in the room just so. 

We know Alaine is going to enjoy lots of imaginative play with this companion to a well-loved book. 

The Cake in the Morn Etsy shop offers other story book felt sets, too,  from classics such as The Little Engine That Could, Where the Wild Things Are,  and The Velveteen Rabbit as well as other educational felt sets, such as a Human Anatomy Felt Set and Felt TangramsBe sure to order by December 10 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. 

H. Gray is the mom behind the Etsy shop.  She homeschools her four children with an eclectic mix of part-Classical, part-Charlotte Mason, and part-Waldorf philosophies.  She also runs another other Etsy shop of organizational printables,  Coffee in the Morn.

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