Baby`s first birthday............ ..asked to buy books!

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triplets Sun 08-Sep-13 00:01:44

I`m all for that! Bit out of touch as to what nice books there are for babes, any ideas please?

RobotHamster Sun 08-Sep-13 10:24:26

Not the gruffalo or where the wild things are. They're brilliant books, but seem to be the first choice for presents, we have 3 of each!

Oliver Jeffers is a great suggestion though

RobotHamster Sun 08-Sep-13 10:25:25

Yy to Julia Donaldson acorn wood. Nobody's ever heard of them and the box set is a great present.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Sun 08-Sep-13 10:26:53

Beatrix Potter, classics which can be read to a toddler and the illustrations are lovely.

Meglet Sun 08-Sep-13 10:33:40

I'm trying to remember what I enjoy reading...

Shark in the park.
Bottoms up.
Shoe Baby.
Tell me something happy before I go to sleep.
Anything by Mick Inkpen.

The Wibbly Pig board books are cute, and very short.

giddly Sun 08-Sep-13 10:34:22

Hippos go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton. You can see it being read on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM6Koen2Q-k. Taught both my kids to count very young, and I still find it hilarious for some reason.

teabagpleb Sun 08-Sep-13 10:56:36

Tactile board books. Board books with flaps. And a bath book. Bath books are great!
Ladybird do some great fairy tales and other board books.

triplets Sun 08-Sep-13 23:18:10

That's a nice idea Mortified my fav book was a Ladybird book, Tiptoes the Mischievious Kitten smile

Periwinkle007 Mon 09-Sep-13 10:41:11

poetry often gets forgotten - try Poems for Young Children - Miles Kelly publishing (might find it cheap in TKMaxx, have seen it in there recently a few times for £3.99 - about £6.99 on Book Depository and under £10 on Amazon normally). We were given it as a present and my kids love it, we have bought it for lots of presents since. over 300 classic poems for children, wonderful for a child to keep and enjoy for many many years with beautiful illustrations.

babybythesea Mon 09-Sep-13 17:11:30

Meg and Mog - dd was loving them by 18 months. You can get sets in bags which she also liked. This set, in fact: www.amazon.co.uk/Meg-Mog-Six-books-bag/dp/B002Y1FGVQ/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378742906&sr=1-13&keywords=meg+and+mog

Also this treasury: www.amazon.co.uk/Hutchinson-Treasury-Read-Aloud-Various/dp/0091767989/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378742952&sr=1-4&keywords=hutchinson+treasury+of+children%27s+literature

There's a great range of stories in there, including some classics (like where the wild things are) but also less well known ones. And it will last for years. We started reading some of the stories in it to dd when she was around 1(like Titch, by Pat Hutchins) but some of them she's still not ready for aged 4.5. We use it a lot. And you can get another volume called Hutchinson's Treasury of Children's Literature, and one of poetry.

Bakingtins Tue 10-Sep-13 14:26:06

Ladybird Baby Touch books tactile board books
Big book of my World lovely book with bright illustrations covering colours, shapes, numbers, objects, on the farm etc etc
Can you find me? spotting book
Usborne lift and look board books many many variations but all good.

Neither of my children were interested in stories until they were two, but they loved "spotting" books and flaps.

Bakingtins Tue 10-Sep-13 14:26:16

Ladybird Baby Touch books tactile board books
Big book of my World lovely book with bright illustrations covering colours, shapes, numbers, objects, on the farm etc etc
Can you find me? spotting book
Usborne lift and look board books many many variations but all good.

Neither of my children were interested in stories until they were two, but they loved "spotting" books and flaps.

Bakingtins Tue 10-Sep-13 14:26:46

Oops double post - sorry.

ZingWantsCake Tue 10-Sep-13 16:11:22

The "It's not my...." books are brilliant!

hard pages, few words, big print and besr of all "feely" details - excellent for sensory development (smooth, scratchy, shiny, furry bits. I love them!grin )

triplets Wed 11-Sep-13 22:20:46

Right, have ordered 3 Alison Jeffers and 2 Its not my..... books plus Each Peach Pair Plum which was my late sons fav book when he was small. Thank you for all the brilliant suggestion smile

ZingWantsCake Wed 11-Sep-13 22:22:36

good decision and very generous of you!

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