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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Naptime with Joey by Laura Izumikawa - Feature and Review


From viral Instagram sensation, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@LauraIz) comes Naptime with Joey, a ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes—a perfect gift for new parents everywhere.

Lights, Camera…Nap!

Joey Marie wears many hats (or, rather, wigs): she’s dressed up as Inigo Montoya, Britney Spears, BeyoncĂ©, Pikachu, Anna Wintour, Moana, and Barb from Stranger Things. She’s taken trips to Hawaii, baked croissants, and blasted off to the moon as an astronaut (at least, in her dreams). She’s held occupations such as pizza chef, aerobics instructor, and handy-dandy-fixer-upper (figuratively, of course). She’s inspired a parenting blog, been the face of her mom Laura Izumikawa’s Instagram account—and for the first time, she’s taken the leap from the ranks of internet-baby-snoredom to the pages of a book. Naptime with Joey is chockablock full of over a hundred deliciously adorable photos of Joey dressed up as various pop culture characters, movie stars, musicians, vacationers, and holiday-goers, making this the most fun, festive, and downright delightful gift under the sun!


Naptime with JoeyNaptime with Joey by Laura Izumikawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Naptime with Joey by Laura Izumikawa is a 2017 Gallery Books publication.

This book was a gift from Simon & Schuster to members of the XOXO After Dark street team. I am not a regular Instagram user, and because my kids are grown, I don't relate to mommy blogs. So, this book is not one that would fall onto my radar under ordinary circumstances.

I plan on giving the book to a friend of mine, but before I pass it along, I wanted to let everyone know what an adorable picture book this is.

This book came about due to viral Instagram photos from Mommy blogger- Laura Izumikwa. The photos compiled in this collection are of Laura’s adorable daughter wearing her stylin’ clothes, while napping, and includes pop culture captions for each photo.

It’s just too cute!

Anyone following Laura’s Instagram posts, or her blog, will delight in this book, and it would also make a great gift for new parents.





Laura Izumikawa is a stay-at-home-working-mama to Joey and wife to the 'funniest guy I know.'  Her photos of her napping daughter dressed up as pop culture icons became viral one day and now she blogs about her life, because it turns out, 'people want to know more about us which is totally crazy to me!'

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