“The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs for Little Folks” by Peter Yarrow, illustrated by Terry Widener
As a kid, I used to listen to Peter, Paul and Mary on tape (yes, I said tape) in the car. Here, Peter brings us a beautifully illustrated collection of folk songs to read or sing. Consider it training for all the 3 a.m. wake-ups to come, when your child needs to be sung back to sleep. Do you remember the words to “A Tisket, A Tasket”? Now you will! The book comes with a CD for when the mamas and the papas are too tired to read or sing.
“Sylvia Long’s Mother Goose” by Sylvia Long
There are a lot of Mother Goose books, but this is one of my favorites. The illustrations are wonderful; even adults will enjoy them. Not only will this introduce your baby to some delightful and everlasting rhymes, but it will remind you of stories you thought you had forgotten and some you never knew.