sueNovember 8, 2001

Hi, Grammy is back again, this time I would like to know what is or was your childs favorite book. My granddaughter will be one next month. Thanks.

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"I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. (ok maybe it's my favorite...heehee)
DD loves anything by Dr. Seuss too. Any kind of board books are great because they are basically indestructible and you don't have to worry about pages ripping. The ones DD especially likes are by Sandra Boynton.
-HaleysMommy (14 mos)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2001 at 9:25PM
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Barn Yard Dance- it's a must have!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2001 at 9:28PM
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My baby has always loved the 'touch and feel' books. You can go to an online bookstore like Amazon or Barnes and Noble and they will give good suggestion by age.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 10:03AM
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my son really loves lift the flap books.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 11:21AM
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My DD loves all books, but really likes the ones where you can lift flaps, or parts of the pictures stand up, and the ones with textures on the pages for them to feel.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 11:30AM
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DS's all time fave is Dr. Seuss "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" Any other Seuss is good too.

Like the others, I'd suggest the tactile and peek-a-boo books. At this age they let reading be more interactive. I think it's Eric Carle?? the hungry caterpiller and those classics.

Above all, make sure it's sturdy! Paper-paged books are bound to be destroyed, quickly. (says the mom who needs to go buy yet another replacement copy of goodnight moon!)

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 3:15PM
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My daughter loves her Chicka Chicka ABC book (a simple little board book) something about the rhythm you naturally get into when reading it - she just lights up!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 3:19PM
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my Dd loves barney books, dr.suess..where the wild things are is excellent. I like Pat the bunny-comes with the stuffed animal and each page has a different feel to it..there is a whole collection.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 4:50PM
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We like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, too. Have it in board book and hardcover paper version.

DD is almost 2 and loves her Dr Suess board books. She likes Mr. Brown Can Moo, too. And "The Foot Book." And the Dr. Suess series of books are ones that will be used over and over in the years to come, from pictures to beginning reader.

I recommend anything by Eric Carle, truly the best books for toddlers and preschoolers. Wonderful stories, well-thought out use of words, and the most beautiful pictures. She will enjoy them for years to come. There are dozens of titles and many come in paper and board books. The pictures are bright. The story is simple and uses the same words over and over, which kids like because of the predictability. The stories are centered around nature themes, the butterfly, cricket, lighting bug, clouds, etc. So they learn a simple science lesson at the same time. They are great for lap books with toddlers up to early readers ages 5-6. Any bookstore or library will have lots of his books.

"Guess How Much I Love You" is about a daddy bunny putting his son to bed. It is too cute! I've also seen that one in board and paper.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2001 at 5:09PM
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My toddler loves the Thomas the Tank Engine board books. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (we are on our 3rd copy of that) and he has a Home Depot book about a saw that he really likes. All 3 kids loved Polar Bear Polar Bear and Brown Bear Brown Bear (Eric Carle) as 1 year olds. Anything that he can touch is popular also.


    Bookmark   November 10, 2001 at 11:32AM
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The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2001 at 10:53AM
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Anybody else have "The Monster at the End of This Book"? It's the one with Grover from Sesame Street in it. I used to have a golden-book copy when I was little (my daddy would read it to me complete with grover-voice), and it got destroyed, going through 5 kids. Well, I found a copy of it in BOARD BOOK format at Wal-Mart! I snapped that baby up so quick.....

You can get some Dr Seuss / Theo LeSieg books in board format, too - for kids under 3, that's all I tend to buy them.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2001 at 11:47AM
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My dd's favourite at that age was Dr Suess', "Green Eggs and Ham", and another called, "The B Book". To tell the truth, ANY book I read to her was her favorite as long as I read it with lots of emotion (happy, funny, laughing, squeals of delight/surprise etc.)
I think I could have read her the cook book and she would have loved it.
As for "The Monster At The End Of This Book", when I was around 10, I used to read that book to my little brother who was 4. He absolutely loved it. There was another Sesame Book with Grover and his line was always, "ALA PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES!" ~ but I can't think of the title.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2001 at 1:07AM
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It must have been one with Magic Mumford in it!

We also had one with Oscar in it - "GO AWAY" or something like that. That one was my brother's favorite :-)

    Bookmark   November 12, 2001 at 11:00AM
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Oh, Becky--I also snatched up "The monster at the end of this book" when I saw it--it was my very favorite when I was little. I only hope DS enjoys it half as much as I still do!


    Bookmark   November 12, 2001 at 12:41PM
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We also like the Five Little Monkeys series

    Bookmark   November 13, 2001 at 2:40PM
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Goodnight Moon has always been a favorite.

My son loves Click, Clack, MOO and the Olivia books.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2001 at 3:54PM
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Sam's Boo Boo and Doctor Dan

    Bookmark   August 5, 2007 at 3:12AM
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