Soothing Classics


There are countless nursery rhyme books out there, but we hit on a real winner at the public library. And lest none of the other children at the local branch have a chance to read it, we finally ordered our own copy so we could stop renewing the loaner.

Sanja Rescek’s Hickory, Dickory, Dock: And Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes ($7.95 at Amazon) comprises soothing, pretty illustrations of classic nursery rhymes; the rounded corner, padded board book format is perfect for little hands and will withstand a lifetime of reads.