Back in April, we ran a feature from People about celebrities’ favorite bedtime stories. This week, the magazine has again run a shorter version of the column, with picks from Denise Richards, David and Courteney Cox-Arquette, and Holly Robinson Peete, mostly dealing with common issues like sibling rivalry, potty training, and a parent going out.
Holly Robinson Peete, mom to twins Ryan and RJ, 9 1/2, Robinson, 5 next week, and Roman, 2 1/2: By My Brother’s Side ($12) by Tiki and Ronde Barber. ‘It talks about brotherhood, and with three boys, I’m constantly trying to teach them how to get each other’s backs. They fight all the time. So that’s a really good one.‘
David and Courteney Cox-Arquette, parents to Coco Riley, 3: ‘Dr. Seuss books are always great’
David’s pick: Walter the Farting Dog ($12) by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray.
Courteney’s pick: Where’s The Poop? ($9) by Julie Markes. ‘Yeah, we pretty much act it all out.’
Denise Richards, mom to Sam, 3, and Lola Rose, 2: Mommy’s Coming Back ($97; now out of print) by Madeleine Yates. ‘[I read this to my girls because] when I even leave to go the store, Sam and Lola get upset.‘
Source: People, August 13 issue, p. 48
What are your favorite kid’s books for dealing with parenting issues?