Last year as the holiday season approached I was thrilled to see The Family Storybook Treasury: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity and Fun published by Houghton Mifflin. For the cost of a single picture book, this collection includes eight classic picture books (Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Tacky the Penguin as well as a Curious George and Lyle Crocodile story) interspersed with poems. The illustrations are true to the originals and the volume comes with a bonus audio CD. A collection like this is essential for any family vacation or even any kind of outing that involves a waiting room. This year Houghton Mifflin is back with a new treasury that I like even more than the first! The Family Bedtime Treasury is another collection of eight fantastic bedtime stories and poems as well as a CD of classical music that is perfect for bedtime. For a look at the playlist, click here.
Below is a list of covers from the stories included in this collection. In my opinion, it's worth the cost to own Caldecott Honor winner The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood and The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska alone!
Source: Review Copy