Petit Collage is by San Francisco based designer and illustrator Lorena Siminovich. I first came across her work while working at a craft fair a few years ago and purchased one of her wood prints for Chloe while I was pregnant. Since then, I've become a huge fan. A few months ago, I bought this ABC print called My Favorite Things ($30 at Petit Collage). I bought the framed version to save time and it's hanging now near her crib. These days to calm her, we found ourselves going over each letter of the ABC's by pointing to each of the fun letters and objects or just simply singing the ABC song. There's also a boy version or some of her classic ABC posters.
(Coming soon are her My Favorite Things Flash Cards!)
Chloe also loves the finger puppet/board books, In My Tree, In My Den, and In My Nest by Sara Gillingham and illustrated by Lorena Siminovich from Petit Collage (published by Chronicle Books). I just realized there's another book, In My Pond that I need to get to complete her collection. It's so fun to read these books because I've fallen in love with all the illustration myself!
If you're looking for a modern baby book that's beautiful and affordable, I suggest the Petit Collage Deluxe Baby Book and Memory Box ($50 at Chronicle Books) for it's beautiful designs and room for lots of photos, as well as the adorable box to fill your baby keepsakes. Makes a great baby shower gift!