Say Dada(ism)

Say Dada(ism)

There’s a fine line between pretentious and hip. Pretentious (and also sort of stupid) would be filling your toddler’s library with museum coffee table books. But introducing him to the board book, The Art of Shapes: For Children and Adults, well...
The Gift That Gifts Back

The Gift That Gifts Back

When I was a kid, every gift-giving holiday came with a request from my mother to make her something. After a few years of amateur photo collages and tedious poetry I was plum out of ideas. If only I had had a copy of I Wanna Make Gifts, by prolific writer Clea...
Independence From Pink

Independence From Pink

As anyone familiar with New York knows, tonight the FDR drive will be lined with junior firework watchers wearing–what else–black. It’s not that they don’t love America in the big city; it’s just that red white and blue screams Wayward...
Traveling with More Leg Room

Traveling with More Leg Room

Looking for a fun and cheap way to show your kids the sights of Europe without leaving your living room? Check out these reprinted vintage books by children’s author and amazing illustrator Miroslav Sasek..Have afternoon tea and scones while browsing colorful...
Cute as Kit

Cute as Kit

After reading Winnie the Pooh and Curious George two times a day for how many weeks, I think we are all ready for a change. So I ordered a set of Kit Allen’s children’s books. His simple yet fabulous set of four books on each of the seasons are peppered...
No, G is Not for Guiliani

No, G is Not for Guiliani

New York City can teach a child any number of things. Like how to distinguish a Bangladeshi cab driver accent from a Pakistani one. Or how to learn to share toys with Uma’s daughter in the sandbox of the Bleecker Street playground. Now, NYC is also teaching...

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