The Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids by Melanie Notkin“What a wonderful gift this book is for aunties of all of ages, backgrounds, shapes and varieties!”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
“Melanie Notkin shines a much-needed spotlight on a bond that brings so much happiness to so many people.”
—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
Savvy Auntie is the ultimate guide for cool aunts, great-aunts, godmothers, and all women who love kids but have none of their own! Written by Melanie Notkin—America’s premier Savvy Auntie and creator of the popular online community savvyauntie.com—Savvy Auntie focuses on everything that parenting manuals generally leave out: namely auntie-ing! This groundbreaking handbook celebrates the 50% of kid-loving American women who aren’t (or are not yet) moms, but have so much to add to the Family Village.
What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best
Fortunately for us, there are some really sweet books about children and their aunts as well. We had to search high and low but our efforts were rewarded by the discovery of these delightful stories about aunts and the special role that they play. Here is a list of our favorite books celebrating aunts that you will enjoy reading with your nieces and nephews: Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One By Kate Duke Ages In this adorable book, a story is woven within a story when Penelope spends the night with her Aunt Isabel. The whimsical illustrations and attention to detail make this the perfect read for every aunt and her niece! Thank You, Aunt Tallulah! She especially looks forward to the regular care packages she receives from her silly Aunt Tallulah who lives in Antarctica.
Some are traditional favorites. Others are modern classics. Many fall into classic board book categories, teaching shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and feelings. Animals, transportation, community, and nature are all popular themes, along with nerdy topics like quarks and chemistry. There are also more literary titles that include song lyrics, rhyming text, or characters that early readers will fall in love with.