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Disenchanted3 Sat 07-Nov-09 09:22:23

Slinky Malinky

Cat in the hat

-we have got the new cat book from the ruffalo author and a few other books from sainsburies,

but would like to get a few more and would love some reccomendations. Thanks!

Disenchanted3 Sat 07-Nov-09 09:22:46

sorry for crap [post baby asleep in arms!

kimlouiseb Sat 07-Nov-09 09:33:14

My 3 year old DS loves:

Where the Wild things are by Maurice Sendak

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss (all the Dr Seuss books are great)

Anything by Nick Sharratt particularly I went to the Zoopermarket, Elephant Wellyphant and the Big book of Crazy mix-ups

The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen


sausagesupper Sat 07-Nov-09 09:41:22

funnybones by janet and allan ahlberg
anything by julia donaldon (gruffalo lady)
Mog the forgetful cat
hairy maclary by lynley dodd

sorry mind gone blank now!!

TheBlairSnitchProject Sat 07-Nov-09 09:50:41

My DS is nearly 3 and his favourite books currently are the Sir Charley Stinky Socks ones. He asks for them every night!!

We have Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus but I hate reading it. There's only one or two words on each page. More fun for reading during the day maybe but too involved for bedtime. If you like them though, there are some Elephant and Piggy books that are very similar.

Elephant Wellyphant is another 2 words per page book but the pictures are beautiful and it's quite funny.

Disenchanted3 Sat 07-Nov-09 09:52:49

Sir Charley Stinky Socks sounds like something they would like.

They do have most of these! They have ALOT of books! lol

TheBlairSnitchProject Sat 07-Nov-09 11:02:25

There are 2 Sir Charlie Stinky Socks books.

This one and this one

We love them both. Just long enough for a bedtime story and with some simple flap out pages to keep things interesting.

I love the way the "monsters" all turn out to be harmless and actually quite scared of Charlie too. Helps build confidence and ward off any night time scares.

If they like The Gruffalo, they might like Tiddler too. DS is 2 and a half and can already pre-empt the "Tiddler's late" at the end of each page

TheBlairSnitchProject Sat 07-Nov-09 11:03:19


peachygirl Sat 07-Nov-09 11:04:49

Pants by Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt

There is also more pants too.

Simple rhyming and funny

TheBlairSnitchProject Sat 07-Nov-09 11:05:39

Giles Andreae is Purple Ronnie

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 07-Nov-09 16:51:33

Burglar Bill, Dont put your finger in the jelly nelly, Room on the broom and Stick man were all favourites here along with most of the others above.

Stinkyfeet Sat 07-Nov-09 17:00:35

Little Red Train

YouCantTeuchThis Sat 07-Nov-09 17:03:12

Aliens love Underpants
Stick Man
Dinosaurs Love Underpants
Thomas books (I hate them...DS loves them)
Farmer Joe and the Music Show

LIZS Sun 08-Nov-09 12:52:57

Hairy Maclarey (The Book People have a set atm), Meg and Mog, Kipper, Usborne Apple Tree Farm and Train stories, Room on the Broom, The Selfish Crocodile, Gruffalo, Maisy etc

OllieWollieWoo Mon 09-Nov-09 08:11:00

My DSs (4 and 2.5) love Barry The Fish With Fingers - very funny.

They also like The Little Red Train series of books.

Crazy Hair (Neil Gaiman)

TheHouseofMirth Mon 09-Nov-09 10:43:05

Tim, Ted and the Pirates by Ian Whybrow (who also does Harry & Dinosaurs stories)

The Night Pirates by Peter Harris

DS1 who is 4 also loves the Richard Scarry books.

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