Raising little humans is hard work and that leads to all sorts of feelings for parents, some of them not so great. Fortunately, there's something we can do about it and it's easier than you might expect.
Each family is unique, with a distinct blend of priorities and personalities. It will be different for every family, but great books fit and support that vibe. And if they don't, they give you something to talk about!
You don't have to be an art critic to appreciate great illustrations in children's books. But what kind of artwork set good books apart from mediocre ones? We think it comes down to one simple but important thing.
With time and energy in short supply, reading good books makes much more sense than slogging our way through so-so ones. What is it that separates the exceptional from the mediocre? We think it boils down to two things.