I'm Lisa Grooms, a stay at home mom and wife to my wonderful husband. We live in lovely Minnesota and spend our days laughing, loving and living life to it's fullest! Make yourself comfy and let's be friends!

Subscribe

Name *
Name
Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou Book Review

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou Book Review

We love reading books in our house! My husband read 6 books the last time we were on vacation and he used to read to my belly before Mac was born! Some of my favorite memories thus far is of the two of them laying in our bed reading. Not only do we simply enjoy reading books for pleasure but we also believe that reading is very important for Mac's development. We learned in our Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) class that reading out loud to children stimulates their imagination, expands their understanding of the world, and helps them develop listening and language skills. About 90% of the books we have were mine from when I was little! Although it is so much fun re-reading them with Mackenzie, it's also nice to check out some new ones as well!

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou book review
Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou book review

One of the newest books to our collection is "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou" by Bridget Burton. I love when I can learn a bit about the author because it I feel it helps me to better appreciate the book itself. Bridget is a published author, business consultant and soft jazz recording artist who decided it was time to write a children's sing-a-long book. She was inspired by the boundless energy and shenanigans of her real English Springer Spaniel Annie and her love of the captivating garden isle of Kauai, Hawaii. Having visited Kauai on vacation, she decided to write about it from the dog's perspective.

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou book review
Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou book review

From the first look at this book, I knew Mac was going to love it because of the vibrant colors and fun illustrations. There are ten different verses that compose the book that include Annie the dog doing everything from ziplining to dancing at a laua, in true Hawaiian fashion! There is also a CD that accompanies the book, featuring Bridget and capturing Hawaiian music in each of the 10 verses. Mac loves the music and always gets a huge smile on her face when I play it! My favorite verse from the book is:

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou

Says luaus in Kauai are a hoot

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou

Has fun dancing all night long with a Shih Tzu

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou

She's the dancing pup that everyone knew

She's Annie Kai Lani, Annie Kai Lani

Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou

Annie Kai Lani loves you!

My husband and I have both been to Kauai and reading about Annie Kai Lani's fun adventures definitely make us want to go back! If you're looking for a great interactive book, this sing-a-long story would be a great addition to any young reader's collection!

You can purchase the book or music here and be sure to check out Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!

*I received this book for free in exchange for this review and as always all opinions are honest and my own. Thank you Bridget for sponsoring this post!* Learn more.

Simple + Curated Jean Shopping w/ EUJEANCO

Simple + Curated Jean Shopping w/ EUJEANCO

5 Ways to Spend QT w/ Dad + Enter to Win $100 off a JORD Watch !

5 Ways to Spend QT w/ Dad + Enter to Win $100 off a JORD Watch !