What’s the best part of being born in the late fall or winter? All of the cuddly, cold weather books that come out in your birthday months! If you’re attending a baby shower for a little one due this winter, pick a special book that captures the seasonal spirit. See below for our recommendations!
1. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? and How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague
The bestselling picture book series How Do Dinosaurs? by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague has delighted children for two decades, and now little ones can experience the fun with the board book editions! How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? and How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? are the perfect ways to introduce little ones to silly dinosaurs, gentle lessons, and the holiday spirit!
2. Where Is Fuzzy Penguin? by Yayo Kawamura
In this adorable search-and-find with a twist, little ones use their fingers to find Fuzzy amongst her friends—she’s the only penguin whose feathers are soft to touch! With plenty of fun details (including penguins playing badminton and swimming with whales) and multiple sensory cues, Where Is Fuzzy Penguin? will be a cozy touch-and-feel hit at story time.
3. I Love You Snow Much by Sandra Magsamen
We featured Sandra Magsamen in our post about great interactive board books for baby showers, and her book I Love You Snow Much offers another affectionate message with tactile felt touches. Every page features affirming, cuddly phrases, and babies will love to play with the snowman’s quilted hat during read alouds!
4. I Love the Nutcracker (My First Sound Book) by Marion Billet
I Love the Nutcracker is a delightful ode to the classic wintertime classic! Every spread features a button that plays one of six songs from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, including “The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.” This is a terrific gift for families who are passionate about music.
5. There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! By Lucille Colandro with illustrations by Jared Lee
Part of the hilarious There Was an Old Lady series, this board book is a wintry play on the beloved song “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” With rollicking, rhyming text and silly illustrations, this book is sure to elicit giggles from babies and parents alike.
If you’re looking for more “picture perfect” baby shower gifts, check out our Baby Shower website and our earlier Baby Shower round-ups: “Beloved Classics”, “Books that Inspire”, and “Interactive Board Books.”