Baby Oliver has arrived! My fourth grandchild.
He’s number three in his family, after Savannah and William, so when I visited I took a board book version of The Boss Baby. It's sturdy enough to stand up to three little ones playing with it and amusing for parents who know just how much a baby is the boss!
In celebration of Oliver’s arrival here are a few board books that are great for baby showers or newborn gifts or simply because you love a baby or the parents of a baby.
IT'S USEFUL TO HAVE A DUCK is my all-time favourite board book. This is the one I use to talk about the importance of complex, moral, metaphorical reasoning. It's appealing to babies because there's a duck and lots of good contrast - and it's equally appealing to parents because it's so darn clever.