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).
StoryTime by Design
What: 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 email@example.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.
Photo: Courtesy of Universe 2009