Sunday, September 27, 2020

If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! by Elise Parsley

 If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! by Elise Parsley was published in 2016 and is just a cute as her book, If You Ever Want to Bring and Alligator to School, Don't. As I read and laughed at this book I thought of my oldest daughter and her addiction to her piano when she was young girl. I had to make her go play outside because she would stay on the bench and play piano all day otherwise. 

Parsley's illustrations are hilarious. Magnolia pushing her piano to the beach is the best. She says, "But on the way, your arms will get heavy. Then your legs will get draggy. So you'll find the perfect way to move the piano along." 

Her poor piano goes through a lot, and Magnolia is her typical emotional self. 

We've had some new donations to our NICU book project. We were low on hardbacks, but it seems that whatever we need seems to come our way.

Michelle Schwendiman sent these books over. They are so cute and were such a good price that I went and used some of our donated money to purchase a big stack of them. 

Books from our anonymous donor:
These are from Kohl's and ended up costing only $2 each. 

Max the Brave was sent to us from Theo's mom Britney Shaw. This is such a cute story. 

Liam's mom, Miranda Heinz, sent these cute board books.   

I've been so blessed by people who have chosen to give to our project. In our often chaotic world, it helps me see the good and know that we are contributing to literacy, gentleness, and the bond between parent and child. 

Link to our NICU book registry to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

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