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That’s Not My Gracen Photo Book

It had been a while since I had made Gracen a photo book, so a couple of weeks ago, I selected some photos (the hardest part when you have as many as I do) to make her a knock-off version of the Usborne That’s Not My….  books. If you haven’t come across these books yet, you should really check them out.  They’re short, simple stories with strong repetition, touch and feel parts, and bold, colourful illustrations.

I actually first fell in love with them when my friend and teaching partner at the time was selling Usborne and read one aloud at a book party.  It was probably the best read aloud I’ve listened to before in my life.  Since moving to Vancouver, we started signing them out from our local libraries, and they’ve quickly become family favourites.

Here are some pages from the version I whipped up for Miss G…  (Please forgive my made up words in advance. ☺)

IMG 1877Hat too big

Too spiky
Too grumpyToo sillyToo yogurtyCrib too smallHands too dirtyHair too crazyToo sadToo stickeryToo stampyEars too bigToo squishyIMG 1880Gracen LOVES this new little book. (What’s not to like – it’s all about her!)

The best part is that these books are super easy to put together, can be added to at any time, and can easily be reprinted if needed.  Not to mention that they put some of those photos just sitting on the computer to good use too!

You can check out Grae’s  Body Parts, and Friends & Family, and Gracen Loves books by clicking on the links.

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For Mama’s Valentine

Here’s a little peek at what I’ve been up to late tonight…  A new little photo book for my littlest Valentine.CoverBubbaBearCowsPuppiesApplesBananasNewspaperMailToesBootsParkSwingsBalloonsAirplanesPoolBathBooksFishGlasses
Hats

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Family & Friends

IMG 4814Gracen adores the little family and friends photo album she got in her stocking while we were up in the Okanagan.  I’m fairly certain we’ve “read” it at least 5 times a day each day since she got it.  She carefully points to each person’s face and either tells me the person’s name or waits for me to tell it to her.

IMG 4816“Manmaw” (Grandma) and “Ee-Doh” (Gido) are easy peasy.

IMG 4820Grandpa Dave still gets called “Ee-Doh” most of the time, but we’re working on fixing that.

IMG 4832Inevitably, someone in the book is always “pretty, pretty, pretty”.  Today Grae ran her little finger over Auntie Rozi’s hair several times and announced, “pretty, pretty, pretty”.  I asked her, “Grae, do you think Auntie Rozi is pretty?” and with big eyes, she gave me the biggest, most serious nod ever.  Aw, Auntie Rozi – Grae thinks you’re pretty!

Here are a few of the other pages in Miss G’s book:

IMG 4838IMG 4844IMG 4845IMG 4846IMG 4847IMG 4848We’re still waiting on a couple of photos of great grandparents, but Gracen loves this little book anyways.  The best part is that Little G always has her loved ones close by.  🙂

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Grae’s Anatomy

Here’s a little peek at the project Gracen and I worked on yesterday and today…  Since she LOVES books more than life itself, I thought it would be fun to make her a couple of photo books for the stocking she’ll open when we celebrate Christmas in Vernon in a couple of weeks.  This one is all about body parts.  You’ll have to excuse the cheesy name.  I just couldn’t help myself.  Here are a few of the pages:

Grae s Anatomy

Hair

Nose

Mouth  Chin

Tongue

Hands

Belly

Foot

Toes

I’d love to actually have an actual bound book printed, but I know that with the amount of “love” this little book is about to receive, it wouldn’t last as long as I’d like it to.  For now, I’m going to get the photos printed and put them all in a pretty little album.  Hopefully Miss G likes it as much as I expect her to.

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