Heartwarming Disney Publishing Books For Your Family
Books are vitally important in a child’s life. They help them to learn to read, and retain a love of reading the rest of their lives. Books take you to far away places and inspire creativity, and imagination. When my children were young I always bought them books, and we read all the time. Now they read on their own and all have book collections. Disney Publishing has great books to get to begin your children’s book collection. These books can be read over and over as a bedtime routine, or to help learn to read. Therefore you can begin great traditions together that will instill a love for learning that will get them ahead when school starts. Most noteworthy is the quality time you will spend together reading.
This book by Minh Le and DAn Santat follows a young boy’s visit to his grandpa’s house. They speak different languages but manage to find common ground through drawing pictures. No words are needed here to share the love of this family. This book has beautiful illustrations that combine the boy’s art style with grandpa’s style. The boy uses vivid colors and markers to create his worlds, while the grandpa uses liquid ink to sketch in black and white. Then throughout the story their art interacts in beautiful designs and pictures. I love the combination of both styles, which gives a vivid depiction of their emotions. At the end their styles are integrated even more and even took on the styles of one another. This is a great book to bridge gaps in families, and to teach understanding and unconditional love.
Off & Away
Off & Away, by Cale Atkinson is about a little girl named Jo. She lives on an island with her dad who is a hero who answers messages in bottles. She is scared of what lurks in the ocean, but when he is sick she rallies the courage to take over his job. Her adventure helps her to overcome her fears and to realize her imagination is worse than the reality of things. Once she was out and saw her fears were unfounded, she had one last bottle and it was for an area called Blackwater Bay. This area was so terrifying even her dad did not venture there. Yet Jo went and her boat was crashed a monster came out and returned the bottle she dropped to Jo. Then she told the scary monster it was for him, and he was so grateful. This book helps children to overcome fear, and to be brave. Many times fear keeps us from doing things that we would enjoy, or learn from. The pictures in this book are great, and the story is one your kids will ask for over and over again.
Super Saurus and the Egg
Super Saurus and the Egg, by Deborah Underwood, is about a young dinosaur, Super Saurus. When his parents bring home an egg, he decides it is a super villain inside. Then he prepares in his mind all the battles he will have to wage against this villain. He keeps a constant vigil on the egg, and take sit along on his adventures too. Then finally the egg hatches and he has a baby sister. One who cries and cries until he gives her a cape. Then from that day on his little sister went with him on his adventures, and he told her they make a good team. I think this book would be great for families who are about a new member. Plus it teaches about teamwork and sharing. The illustrations by Ned Young are colorful and engaging.
This Story is For You
Greg Pizzoli presents a sweet story about each child’s uniqueness in This Story Is For You. It celebrates friendship and individuality. This story is heartwarming and brings attention to acts of kindness both big and small. I love this cute book, and think it teaches so much through its pages. Each child is so special and to be treasured, and this book emphasizes that sentiment. We do not want our kids to think they have to change who they are, or how they look. They are perfect the way they are.
Stay Close to Mama
This cute story by Toni Buzzeo follows, Twiga, a baby giraffe on his escapades. Though his mom tells him not to do stuff, he continues to do what he wants. Then he gets stung by ants, falls in a lake, and narrowly avoids a run in with an alligator and a leopard. At the end he is safe with his mom again and she snuggles him. This is a heartwarming story about unconditional love of a mother. It also shows that going your own way can often result in calamity. Maybe kids will listen to their parents after you read them this book, but probably not!
Family Begins with a Wish
Matthew Cordell puts having a baby in a whimsical way in his book. These elephants are living their life and there is something missing. They wish for a baby before they even fully realize that is what the missing piece is. Then one day they are ready and they wish for their baby. Time goes on and they wait and wait. Next they are living but not making plans, yet they still hope. Finally a storm hits and then their baby comes to them through the crashing waves of the ocean. Now they are complete, and this emotional journey helps capture the frustration of waiting for a baby.
I believe this book would be perfect for those who had a hard struggle to have a baby, or who adopted. This is a heartwarming story that has a happy ending, and would show a child how important they truly are to their parents.
I Love My Grandma
This sweet board book has cute pictures, and words that rhyme. Giles Andreae, and Emma Dodd really portray the special love and bond a grandma has with her grandchild. This book is a great addition to any family that has a special grandma. This heartwarming story tells how unlike a mom, grandma has time to talk, play, and just enjoy the moment. It helps us moms to look foreword to the future when we can do that. Since being a mom does not allow the leisure time that grandmas enjoy.
Books are wonderful, and they make great gifts for new mother’s, birthdays, Christmas, and academic rewards. You can get one of these heartwarming stories to add to your collection or as a gift for someone else. Just know that when you invest in a book, you are investing in the child’s future. Kids learn a love for reading by reading young, and sticking with it.
Which book do you like best?
My favorite is Off & Away, but I really enjoyed them all.