Little One Books is the delightful creation of Joan McCoy and Barney Cohen. After seeing a need for a place that could guide people, like themselves, through the innumerable amount of children’s media, they decided to foster a shop that catered to appropriate material based on age. Each product that Little One Books offers has been personally reviewed, hand selected and contains detailed information in the “Why We Chose” section of the product page as well as appointed to appropriate age categories. With Joan McCoy’s awards in jouralism mixed with her husband Barney Cohen’s lifelong passion of music, Little One Books has blossomed into an amazing resource for parents and grandparents who want to make wise choices when selecting material for their children.
|Judah at 6mo.|
My husband and I are avid readers which a passion not only stories, but how they came to be. The story behind the story as it were. We wanted our children to grow up with this same desire to know, to learn, to embrace art and the elegance of paper; the enchantment of illustration. Our youngest, Judah, adores his books. We used to say he loved them so much he wanted to eat the words because he had this knack of biting the books before sitting to read them. Since the age of one he has been able to memorize all of his story books, over two dozen of them in fact. His favorite place to go is the library or Borders books and we embrace his adoration of learning with enthusiasm. However, much like Joan McCoy and Barney Cohen, we would get a little overwhelmed by how many books were out there and which ones would actually grab his attention or provide some sense of instruction. When I came across Little One Books I fell in love, not only with the wonderful layout and the fact that they provided what I sought (An overview with a personal opinion.) but their story captured me. I could relate, parent to parent, or grandparent as it were.
|Judah at 1 year with Daddy.|
I was blessed to be able to review one of Judah’s favorite stories, Owl Babies. Owl Babies is written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson. This is part of what Abby, Little One Book’s Social Media Manager wrote for the “Why We Chose” section.
“Three adorable baby owls take center stage in this sweet picture book about how the trio copes with waking up one night and finding their mother out of the nest. Kids will be fascinated with the fluffy white owls with the big brown eyes and will relate to missing their parents. It’s heartwarming when the two older owls put on a brave face for the benefit of their younger brother and joyful when the mother owl returns and reassures her owlets that she’d never leave them forever. The illustrations capture the darkness of night without being frightening in the least bit.”
There is no better place to find out about a good book than from a good friend or family member and Little One Books strives to have outstanding customer service so that you feel as if you are a part of their family and that you can embrace the choices they provide with comfort. You cannot find this since of sincerity outside of the Mom & Pop local markets for books and I suppose that is in a way what Little One Books is, a Mom & Pop store. So stop by, pick up a good book and give your children the multitude of worlds that can only reside in our imagination with the knowing that the media provided by Little One Books will always be those with your child’s best interests at heart.
You can buy your own Owl Babies for $15.99 in Large Hardcover. Little One Books has provided us with an amazing special. If you purchase any 2 Little One Books you receive Mozart for Babies CD for Free by using the code: mozart!!
I was given a product for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions expressed are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.