This is such a cute book. It would make a great babyshower, mother's day, or anytime gift for that special mom in your life! Silly me, I shouldn't limit myself to moms, even if it is the target audience. Really this is a great book for anyone who is fond of good stories, food, or is nostalgic about their childhood.
While there is a lot of great information in the form of stories, poems, acitivities, songs, recipes, and quotes I think my favorite things in this book are the songs and recipes. Some of the songs I had completely forgotten about like Rain, rain go away and John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (there are fourteen songs total). I absolutely love having the lyrics and music available to teach my son. There are so many great recipes (about fourteen of those as well) it's hard to pick only two as standouts, but I will! The first is actually three, Classic Cookies, which includes chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter. These are absolutely wonderful and easy to make. For my second choice I suppose I will go with apple crumb pie but the banana bread is great too! So much for picking only two :)
Another nice feature about this book is that the table of contents doesn't go in page order but rather in catagory. This is helpful because all of the catagories are mixed in the book so it is nice to be able to go to the front of the book and find out that Jack and the Beanstalk is on page 168 and The Three Little Pigs (my favorite if anyone was wondering) is on page 52.