Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kid Konnection: Naptime with Theo & Beau

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you an adorable picture book that might help get your children to sleep!

Summary: It all started when a loving mother posted a few pictures of her son, Beau, and their new puppy, Theo, napping together on her popular blog Momma's Gone City. But these pictures were so "unbearably adorable" (The Daily Mail) and "utterly charming" (The Huffington Post) that it quickly became much, much more. By faithfully recording and sharing what Good Morning America calls "the most mesmerizing naps ever caught on camera," Jessica Shyba and her family captured the hearts of people all over the world, and these beautiful images of friendship and trust have become an international viral sensation. -- Feiwel & Friends

I'm not exactly in "mommy" mode like I used to be. My kids are older now; and while I'm still playing "mommy," my role is very different. Maybe that explains why I wasn't familiar with the blog Momma's Gone City or her incredibly cute photos of her son and their dog... although I do think I remember seeing something on Facebook. The photos caused quite the stir and Jessica Shyba created a precious picture book called NAPTIME WITH THEO & BEAU.

NAPTIME WITH THEO & BEAU, is adorable! This picture book shows a collection of wonderful photographs of Ms. Shyba's son Beau and their dog Theo sleeping. The text is very sparse, just a few words per page, which makes the book ideal for little ones. It will also appeal to parents because it's a quick bedtime read and the photographs are so darn cute. You can't help but smile when you see Theo and Beau's sleeping positions.

The last two pages of NAPTIME WITH THEO & BEAU explain the family's story of how they adopted Beau from a local shelter. It's a sweet story that pet owners will definitely appreciate. Ms. Shyba also describes her son and dog's nap ritual which is just about as sweet as the photographs she captures!

NAPTIME WITH THEO & BEAU is cute beyond words. I look forward to the next book in the Theo & Beau series, BATHTIME WITH THEO & BEAU.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

I've seen one or two of those photos somewhere but didn't realize there's a whole book out. How sweet!

Kate Unger said...

Sounds like a cute book for dog lovers! My niece would probably love it.