While ordering some new board books to beef up our well-loved collection, I made a discovery. These books pack a powerful punch of feel-good that we could all use. Here’s why you and I need to keep several nearby:
- Peace. More of this, please. Try Haiku Baby by Betsy Snyder. Feel the stress melt away. A friend of mine, a Ph.D. in Psychology, keeps this one in her purse.
- Delicious things to eat, and guilt is optional! Take a look at Food Trucks! by Jeffrey Burton. Whether you run to the nearest truck or not is up to you.
- Love. Cradle Me by Debbie Slier. Who wouldn’t want to be snuggled and treasured? I’m not hating on self-help books, but I think they could take a hint from board books and get to the point in fewer words.
- Board books involve very little time commitment. You’ll be done and on to your next task in just a few minutes, and feeling a little less burdened.
- Board books are easy on the eyes. The colors are bright and the print is usually large. Some of us (okay, I do) need this.
I predict that once we are tired of coloring books, someone wise, famous or both will usher in board books as the new trend for the grown up crowd.