One of my favorite books on the market today is Nap-a-Roo baby board book In full disclosure, I am very bias towards this book… Why? Because I wrote it! Nap-a-Roo is my first book published, one of three currently in my Creative Kids Board Book Series. This board book is short, sweet, and to the point. Little eyes gravitate towards the bright images and catchy rhyming text.
When writing the book I focused on quick text that is easy to read and say out loud. It is truly fun to read! As the author, Kristy Kurjan, I wanted to create a book that parents actually enjoy reading to their children.
The illustrations were created with developing brains in mind…. Think whimsical animals that are quirky and fun loving. Little ones love the bright colors that seem to jump off the page. The illustrator, Tyler Parker, focused on simple backgrounds and making the animals have personality. His talent shines through in the images!
Nap-a-Roo board book has won numerous awards including the 2014 Silver Moonbeam Award for Best Board Book, the 2015 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Picture Book (0-3), and was named a Finalist in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.
Critiques of the book say it is too short however the short nature of the book is by design. Parents love to read the book because it is short… Thus, if you have to read it ten times, you are still in good spirits when the inevitable 11th request to read again is made. Nap time routines make mid afternoon naps easier to manage, but they don’t have to be long and drawn out! Short and sweet, that is what Nap-a-Roo offers!
So, yes, I fully recommend Nap-a-Roo baby board book for ages 0-3. This book makes a great newborn gift as not many people own the book already. As an independently published book, it is not found on everyone’s book shelf yet, which I think makes it even more special! Here is a picture of my mom and I at a Horizon Book signing in 2015: