Sunday, December 7, 2008

Readergirlz introduce Readertotz!

Poking my head out of the maze of packing boxes for a moment, I saw the news all over the kidlitosphere about Readergirlz' (is that the proper punctuation?) newest venture, Readertotz.

With a name like that, you expect this blog to skew younger than the YA goodness of Readergirlz. The cool thing is, it skews to the very youngest of all. From the press release:
a unique board book blog that aims to raise awareness of the infant-toddler book as a significant format of children’s literature.

I love board books, which seem to occupy a funny place in children's literature. We're just starting to realize the importance of exposing kids to books right from birth, so board books are more and more readily available. (I saw some at the dollar bins at Target the other day. Huzzah!) There's a lot that are just repackaged picture-book classics, with varying degrees of success. But the most successful ones, the ones destined to become classics in their board book form, are ones that are aimed directly at the infants and toddlers for whom the board-book format was invented.

I like Leslie Petricelli, Todd Parr, lift-the-flap, touch-and-feels, and so many more. I'll be following Readertotz for sure!

And now back to packing. Except I think I put my tape inside one of these boxes. Uh-oh.


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks so much for your support of readertotz! We are very excited for this venture for board books!

Little Willow said...

Go readertotz!