|Reading from the dictionary (baby genius!)|
Being a former elementary teacher means I have more children's books than one person could imagine. Most of them are still boxed up for when she's older but I have brought home some repetitive, rhyming, or simple text books with great illustrations for us to enjoy now.
- Mother Goose by Scott Gustafson: Her all-time fave, especially since Jeff changes all of the names in the rhymes to Leila.
- No David by David Shannon: She loves all the books in the series. I just discovered there is a Christmas version called, It's Christmas, David! We need this one for sure.
- Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin: This one has a free song to download that is really catchy.
- LMNO Peas by Keith Baker: I swear I read this at least once a day because I like to read it too. It one has excellent rhyme and rhythm.
- The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown: We have the board book version. The repetitive text makes it a favorite of Leila's. I like it because it's about a mother bunny and her child.
- Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire by Bill Martin Jr.: A great rhyming book with simple text and a surprise ending. They don't make the version I have anymore so I linked the newest edition.
- Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems: These books crack me up. It's the only one I have in the series but I know she'd love the others just as much. The pictures are simple and the text meant to be read with a lot of expression.
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert: Another one with great rhyme and rhythm which makes it fun to read and listen too.
What is your toddler's favorite children's book? Maybe I need to add it to her 2012 Holiday wish-list.