After I finished the Codex Alera Series (I loved it!), I decided to take out something more practical. I ended up with “Talking with your baby,” a practical howto about why and how to talk to your baby. The advice was practical and easy to read. The authors did not belabor a point or justify their wisdom. The examples seemed easy to follow and fun. So I tried a few of them, like making my own toys, and describing actions as they happened. I think the baby is definitely happier, but most important of all, I found more opportunities to talk to him and communicate. He’s growing so big now!