I can hardly imagine a parent online today who isn’t familiar with the huge viral success of Theo and Beau. This gorgeous photo series comes from our friend and fellow mom Jessica Shyba, who has lovingly documented the daily naptime ritual of her toddler son and their rescue puppy who cuddle together every day. Can you think of anything more made for Instagram than that? Well, now it’s made for the printed page too, with the launch of Naptime with Theo and Beau, the most adorable board book for kids maybe ever.
Seriously, the creepy old lady whispering hush has nothing on these two.
I was lucky enough to get a look at some early galleys a while back and it’s so exciting to see how it’s all come together.
What’s really special is not just that you can feel the love between child and his dog, but a mother’s love, right through the camera lens. Not that toddlers and preschoolers will catch that. They’ll just think it’s soooo cute, as my kids would say. Isn’t that the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift for a kid? And hey, if it gets them to want to nap more, maybe it will end up being a great gift for you too.
Preorder Naptime with Theo and Beau now on Amazon so you’ll have it in time for Valentine’s Day! And follow Jessica Shyba on Instagram whose photos now include her brand new baby, Evangeline. You’ll swoon.
EXTRA COOL: Preorder Naptime with Theo and Beau before 2/3 and send a copy of your preorder receipt to Macmillan Publishing for a free signed bookplate by the author, plus a “special message from Theo and Beau.”