PLEASE PICK ME UP, MAMA written and illustrated by Robin Luebs is one way to multi-task. The little raccoon of the story wants to be picked up, put down, picked up, you know the routine, don't you? It struck me that this would be a great way for a new mom to exercise away unwanted inches, read to Baby, and enjoy a good action story with other toddlers. Baby also says "please" with each request. Another chance to emphasize manners!
What do you think?