Originally Posted by pixiepunk
the vast majority of sibling preparation books make me nuts. between the "mommy's going to leave to go to the hospital" and "daddy's going to give the baby a bottle" and pictures of cribs, bouncy seats, disposible diapers and the like i was appalled to find that there were only like two books i found on the subject that i could even modify for my DD.
Have you seen All the Places to Love? I haven't read it, but it looks really good on Amazon...the younger sib is born at home.
Re: Love You Forever...I like this one. The allegorical message is very positive. Which is what I dislike about The Giving Tree...the allegory is worse than if you just take it literally IMO.
Also, I don't think that all books are either 'good' or 'bad' - something that's fine for one person might not work for another. Like I said, I like Love You Forever, but if there was someone in my life who literally did the types of things the mother in this story does...then, not so much. And if a book brings a parent to a bad place, I don't see how their reading it to their child could be a good thing. It's not like we've got a very limited list of available books.