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Book suggestions for a book-obsessed three year old

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GinIsCalling Sun 09-Nov-14 00:48:56

I'm looking for some good story books to ask relatives to buy for my three year old son this Christmas. Books that your four year olds love would be great, as I want them to last him until next Christmas.
He loves Meg and Mog, Julia Donaldson (think we have all these!), chris haughton books - oh no george is a fave, mr men.
We have already bought him Journey by Aaron Becker, but we want some more involved books that have longer story lines as he is starting to follow plots a lot better.
Thank you for any suggestions

sweetsomethings Sun 09-Nov-14 00:53:26

The Jolly Christmas Postman is my ultimate favourite.

BaffledSomeMore Sun 09-Nov-14 00:57:22

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs books are good.

GinIsCalling Sun 09-Nov-14 00:58:18

Thanks both, and I just remembered mog the cat from my own childhood so am popping those on the list too.

oneowlgirl Sun 09-Nov-14 01:28:31

What the Ladybird Heard
Harry & his bucketful of Dinosaurs
Giraffes Can't Dance

Fantail Sun 09-Nov-14 05:54:04

The following have been hits with DD this year (who will be 3.9 at Christmas):

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
Anything by Shirley Hughes, in particular Sally's Secret
Harriet You Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox
Anything my Lynley Dodd (Hairy Maclary etc)
She also likes Golden book fairy tales like Jack in the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs
The Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy
The Jolly Postman

This Christmas DD is getting:
Mog's Christmas
My Mummy's Bag (loves handbags)

I'm also hoping to find an age appropriate book about bodies as this is currently and area of great interest.

Cardilover Sun 09-Nov-14 06:21:27

We love...
I want my hat back
Giraffes can't dance
The tiger who came to tea
Mog the forgetful cat
Janet and Allan ahlberg books
Mr benn books

Rinkydinkypink Sun 09-Nov-14 06:51:34

The dinosaur that pooped series
Aliens love underpants etc
Giraffes can't dance
The dark
Smelly peter the green pea eater
Paddington Bear series
Thomas the tank set (if he's a fan)

Rinkydinkypink Sun 09-Nov-14 06:52:20

Oh and Hairy Mclary series.

Homebird8 Sun 09-Nov-14 07:06:12

Colin and the snooze box

Much loved from the age of your DS and occasionally still requested for a duvet session by my DSs, now 12 and 10, for nostalgia's sake.

KittieCadaver Sun 09-Nov-14 07:18:10

Pirates Next Door and The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle. Fantastic books to read, which is always a bonus.
Also DS really enjoys the Early Reader books, we got a collection from The Book People.

KittieCat Sun 09-Nov-14 07:18:45

Sorry, not changed from Halloween name...

Homebird8 Sun 09-Nov-14 07:19:09

Ivor the Engine

mummybear1985 Sun 09-Nov-14 08:46:31

We love the Thomas The Tank collection and the Mr Men collection! I think there are about 60 books in each set so something different every night. Classics and brilliant price at the Book People.

BirdingWidow Sun 09-Nov-14 09:03:47

My DS loves The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Shaw. I highly recommend it - and the illustrations are wonderfully witty.

pocketsized Sun 09-Nov-14 09:04:21

Oliver Jeffers does some lovely books, some are a bit older but the stories and illustrations are beautiful.

antimatter Sun 09-Nov-14 09:18:32

The tiger who came to tea.

ipswichwitch Sun 09-Nov-14 09:19:30

Dinosaurs/pirates/aliens love underpants
The dinosaur that pooped a planet
Funny bones
Those are very popular with 3yo DS. He's getting The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas in his Christmas Eve box smile

jellycake Sun 09-Nov-14 09:23:52

The Titchy Witch Stories are great by Rose Impey

Rainicorn Sun 09-Nov-14 09:44:23

There is a book called Shhh that my DC absolutely love. It is an interactive flap book.

SkullytonFlowers Sun 09-Nov-14 09:46:35

the hugless douglas books are wonderful, so are the splat the cat ones!

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 09-Nov-14 12:38:05

Fantail - nick sharret does an amazing book about bodies

ilovetosleep Sun 09-Nov-14 13:22:09

My 3.5 yr old loves anything by Oliver Jeffers and dr Seuss at the moment esp the early reader ones. Also loves I want my hat back, Charlie stinky socks and Dogger (Shirley hughes). Am also not he look out for new books...

staverton Sun 09-Nov-14 13:34:32

Shirley Hughes books are wonderful
I think the book people are doing an Alfie set by her?
So any of the Alfie books or dogger is a particular fave
The other goose or anything by Judith Kerr

Sootgremlin Sun 09-Nov-14 13:41:21

Second Hugless Douglas, also the Knight ones by David Melling. The kiss that missed is the first.

The Alfie Books by Shirley Hughes - my ds 3.6 has loved these for over a year, Alfie's feet and Alfie gets in first are good to start.

Harry and Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Mog books

Dr Suess particularly Green Eggs and Ham, Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish.

Wibbly Pig and Kipper books by Mick Inkpen always go down well, as do Percy the Parkkeeper books by Nick Butterworth.

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