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Adorable Baby Lit Board Books and Art Prints

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

Tired of reading the same old board books to your kids, or bringing the fifth copy of a popular board book to a baby shower? How about this series of counting and coloring primer board books based on classic literature? Not only are there six books in the series, the illustrator also makes prints from all of them (nicely framed) which would look cool in a nursery and would be an original gift to new, bookish parents.

Personally, I think “Old Marley” (below), in the guest bathroom, to remind your visitors to always be nice to you – or else- would suit nicely (no children needed). Find the prints in the Sugar shop and the books from your favorite retailer.