It takes only a rocking chair and relative darkness to get your nugget in the bedtime mood. But finding a book he can really cozy up to? That’s another story.
Specifically, Anne Herbauts’s Monday.
The book about a curious, piano-playing penguin teems with beautiful illustrations that were printed on textured papers. Little fingers can graze raised snowflakes and trace their waddling pal as he disappears from the page in a blizzard.
It’ll lull him into tranquility.
And melt Mummy’s heart.
Available online at tate.org.uk.
What: The spectacular marionette show features Punch, Judy and their wooden friends at a neat-o location.
Why: It’s a blast.
When: Thru Mar. 7.
Where: The Puppet Theatre Barge, opposite 35 Blomfield Rd., Little Venice, W9 2PF (020 7249 6876).
Rose Crystal Lymphatic Pedicure
What: A depuffing, pampering, rose-scented pedicure puts a spring in the step of mamas to be.
Why: Treat your feet.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The Organic Pharmacy, 36 Neal St., WC2H 9PS (020 7836 3923).
The Snow Queen
What: The English National Ballet’s interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s glittering, icy fairy tale features the evil Snow Queen and her magical court of wolves and white foxes.
Why: Baby, it’s cold outside.
When: Thurs., 2:30 p.m.
Where: London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Ln., WC2N 4ES (08719 110200).
Photo: Courtesy of Tate Publishing