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Bibliophile Baby Style — Literature-Themed Onesies From Out Of Print Clothing





You’re bound to come down with a major case of baby fever when you set eyes on these adorable onesies from Out of Print Clothing, which feature the original cover art that graced the first editions of a selection of now-classic children’s books. As a mom to an 11-year-old boy, Giovanni, these onesies bring back so many memories of bedtime stories. Like many other moms, I read him Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon almost every evening when he was a baby, to the point where I can still remember most of the words, including the, “good night to the old lady whispering, ‘hush.” Similarly, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar ranked among Gio’s favorite books (technically, The Grouchy Ladybug was his top choice, but he enjoyed hearing about the caterpillar eating everything in sight!)

We never read The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, but we did watch the animated series on HBO, which is narrated by Sharon Stone (who, believe it or not, has an incredibly soothing voice). During the pre-school years, G was fascinated by Harold’s ability to draw objects, landscapes, and creatures and have them come to life. He was so enthralled by the idea of Harold’s purple crayon being a conduit to an alternate universe that he tried it out with his own Blue Violet, Plum, and Thistle Crayola crayons, doodling on walls excitedly (all I have to say about that is thank goodness for th Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!)

 As for Le Petit Prince , that title actually conjures up memories of my own childhood. In fact, I recall re-reading and studying the text for a middle school course, focusing on the philosophies about family, existence, and faith in Antone de Saint-Exupéry’s classic.

As you begin reading some of these titled to your own bundle of joy, try instilling that passion for books into your child with a matching onesie. Each of these Out of Print Clothing onesies is made of 100% cotton and features handy snap closures that make diaper changes a breeze. Retailing for $20 each at OutofPrintClothing.com, these onesies come in sizes 6M, 12M, 18M, and 24M.

On a developmental level, the onesies can offer parents an opportunity to allow their kids to make connections. Think  about it: When your 1-year-old or 18-month-old recognizes the likeness between the image on his/her garment and the illustrations on his/her book, he/she will likely get even more excited about story time.

And hey, if nothing else, you can snap some photos of your child looking sharp (and poised to be a true academic) and add them to a baby album. Your child will thank you later!

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