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Your top not-famous books for baby/toddler storytime

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Trills Mon 14-Nov-16 10:45:26

I have a number of babies/toddlers to buy Christmas presents this year, and I want to get books for them that they probably don't have already.

Assuming that they already have the very hungry caterpillar &co, what would you recommend?

Trills Mon 14-Nov-16 10:49:52

By storytime I mean
"sit with child and read book out loud before they go to bed"
rather than
"give book to child, who then tries to eat it"

It's a present for the parents really - they feel it's important to read out loud but get a bit bored with the same books all the time (and the children in question are still too small to insist on having the same book every night, luckily)

Lolly86 Mon 14-Nov-16 10:50:19

Rainbow rob was a big hit here and still is at the age of 3

Avebury Mon 14-Nov-16 11:03:24

Don't panic Annika
Vegetable glue
Give that back Jack
Wobble bear says yellow
Mother knows best

All read here so far this morning!

mogloveseggs Mon 14-Nov-16 11:05:15

Iggy Peck Architect

TeaPleaseLouise Mon 14-Nov-16 11:07:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Trills Mon 14-Nov-16 11:10:41

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll look them up smile

Do you get the feeling that we are teaching our children that you can only choose jobs that either
a - start with the same letter as your name
b -rhyme with your name?


Trills Mon 14-Nov-16 19:31:38

Any more suggestions from the evening crowd? smile

Cakescakescakes Mon 14-Nov-16 19:35:26

Anything by Oliver Jeffers

Cies Mon 14-Nov-16 19:36:45

Pete the Cat

Blerg Mon 14-Nov-16 19:38:00

Not sure if famous but the Frog and Toad stories by Arthur Lobel are brilliant.

Blerg Mon 14-Nov-16 19:38:45

Sorry - Arnold Lobel.

Timeforausernamechange Mon 14-Nov-16 19:39:22

Ten little fingers
Silly dizzy dinosaur

Spottyladybird Mon 14-Nov-16 19:47:29

You Can't Take An Elephant On A Bus.

Rhinos don't eat pancakes.

Night Monkey, Day Monkey.

Laska5772 Mon 14-Nov-16 19:47:49

These are favourites all from when my kids were younger and now the grandchildren love them also

Six Dinners Sid by Inga Moore

Cockatoos , All join In and Mrs Armitage on wheels (Quentin Blake) (we all know these by heart and still even now quote them .. my son is 26!)

The Three legged Cat Margaret Mahy (my son's absolute favourite along with Meg and Mog and Megs Veg )

A later one which has become a great favourite with DGCs is:

Toffee's New Friend.. Sally Chambers ( my 3yr old Grandson has to have this at least twice at bed time when he stays with us!! )

Laska5772 Mon 14-Nov-16 19:49:40

if they love reading , The parents will especially love all the Quentin Blakes, Six Dinners Sid and the Three legged cat..

SchnitzelVonMum Mon 14-Nov-16 19:57:59

My 14 month old really enjoys the Meg and Mog books, especially Meg on the Moon and Meg's Eggs. And Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (adores Scarface Claw)

Winifredgoose Mon 14-Nov-16 19:59:05

Petr horocek : hello, little bird and A house for mouse.
Handa's Surprise
Oh no George
Time for bed Fred.
Barnyard Dance
Mog and meg
Orange, apple, pear, bear and the Odd Egg (Emily Gravett)
Monster zoo
Stuck (oliver Jeffers)

My children adored the above books when they were babies and toddlers. They also loved the 'flaptastic' doring kindersley series inc 'let's go'

Winifredgoose Mon 14-Nov-16 20:00:24

And Mr Magnolia

FranHastings Mon 14-Nov-16 20:00:47

Dragon in a Wagon by Lynley Dodd.

MinnowAndTheBear Mon 14-Nov-16 20:01:37

For age 3+ anything by Benedict Blaythwaite.
Oh No George
Nancy Tillman is popular in America but less well known here, and lovely stories for a parent to read aloud.

FreeButtonBee Mon 14-Nov-16 20:03:21

Ssh, we have a plan

Oh no George

sammylou1 Mon 14-Nov-16 20:04:47

Who's in the loo! Adored by all the children at my sisters pre school smile

Mummyshortlegz Mon 14-Nov-16 20:04:58

The lighthouse keeper's cat books

Backingvocals Mon 14-Nov-16 20:05:44

Pass the Jam Jim - Kaye Umansky
Splash Joshua Splash - Malachy Doyle

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