Make It Count

1001 children's books!
Photos: Courtesy of Universe 2009

In the blink of an eye, your Boynton buff will be a Twihard.

Until then, there’s 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, edited by Julia Eccleshare. A best-of guide to literature from around the globe (Russian fables, Japanese folktales, English rhymes, more), it contains original cover art, author info, and a synopsis for each recommendation.

Expect equal attention to classics (Pat the Bunny, anyone?), as well as new phenoms (Harry Potter alert). Especially riveting are the foreign entries, which range from France’s La Vache Orange (The Orange Cow) to Sweden’s Visst kan Lotta Cykla (Lotta’s Bike).

Grab it and cuddle up.

The rest is history.

Available at Rizzoli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-759-2424 or rizzoliusa.com).

this week in new york!
StoryTime by Design
A free interactive hip-hop musical story hour for kids as young as 6 months.
Why: Junior’s got street smarts.
When: Tues., 10 a.m. (ages 1-2), 11 a.m. (ages 2-3½) & noon (ages 6-18 months).
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1296 Lexington Ave., b/t 87th & 88th Sts. To register, e-mail cori@storytimebydesign.com.

4 Wings, 2 Legs, Ukeleles, and a Tale
What: A magical, mixed-up showcase of music, dance, and costumed creatures.
Why: Get with this program.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St., b/t 7th & 8th Aves.

Erin Lee & Marci
The funny, folksy rock duo will leave kids clapping for more.
Why: It’s trilling.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., at Canal St. (212-601-1000).

Photo: Courtesy of Universe 2009

200 Hudson St
bt Canal & Vestry Sts
New York, NY 10013
Rizzoli Bookstore
31 W 57th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10019
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1296 Lexington Ave
bt 87th & 88th Sts
New York, NY 10128
219 W 19th St
bt Seventh & Eighth Aves
New York, NY 10011