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What's Your Favourite Picture Bbook?

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LittleHearts Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:29

I have a 3 year old, who has really only just developed the patience for stories, and I am looking for suggestions.

I know there is a children's book section but I thought chat might get more traffic.

Julia Donaldson is very nice but I was looking for other ideas too.

Thanks smile

MarchEliza Sun 19-Mar-17 20:30:27

Janet & Alan Ahlberg did 'Peepo' and 'Each Peach Pear Plum' which are both beautiful and don't require a massive concentration span.

Also good are 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'; the Mog books; 'The Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly'; and 'Hairy McLairy From Donaldson's Dairy'.

EddieHitler Sun 19-Mar-17 20:40:49

As well as the above books, we love 'Guess how much I love you' and the Gruffalo books. We also love Elephant Wellyphant.

Millie2013 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:43:11

"No matter what" <sob>

DorothyBastard Sun 19-Mar-17 20:45:09

We love the Mousehole Cat, The Day The Crayons Quit, and I Want My Hat Back

LittleHearts Sun 19-Mar-17 21:00:23

Thank you smile

LizzieMacQueen Sun 19-Mar-17 21:07:00

The Jolly Postman is good. Lots of references to fairy tales which is nice but our absolute favourite is Each Peach Pear Plum.

Magicpaintbrush Sun 19-Mar-17 21:07:22

Melrose and Croc by Emma Chichester Clark, and the Mr Bear books by Debbie Gliori.

OutnumberedbyFurchesters Sun 19-Mar-17 21:08:09

23month old loves Mog books here, only just started to like the longer stories.

Mog book every night now!

Lilaclily Sun 19-Mar-17 21:09:26

Giraffes can't dance
Mog the cat books
Blue kangaroo books

Whosafraidofabigduckfart Sun 19-Mar-17 21:14:28

Martin waddell - Owl babies is a huge hit here, along with farmer duck and can't you sleep little bear

We love little rabbit foo foo - here's the story read/sang by inspector Lewis - can't think of his real name. But I used to threaten to turn them into goonies - great fun

We like Kipper and his stories
Wibbly pig books (especially bedtime one) - by the same author Mike inkpen

The gruffalo, squash and squeeze - most of the books by Julia Donaldson too


dementedma Sun 19-Mar-17 21:17:28

No matter what
Can't you sleep little bear
Owl babies
When Grandma came.
Dear Zoo
Meg and Mog books.

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Sun 19-Mar-17 21:20:15

The Mousehole Cat is amazing, as are any books with Nicola Bailey's illustrations. My personal favourite as a child was 'The Long Slide' (can't remember who it's by, though)

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Sun 19-Mar-17 21:21:37

Oh, and The Enormous Crocodile - LOVE that book!

tshirtsuntan Sun 19-Mar-17 21:21:52

We like "oh no, George!"

FriedSprout Sun 19-Mar-17 21:25:43

We're going on a bear hunt - fantastic

RatOnnaStick Sun 19-Mar-17 21:35:54

Anything by Oliver Jeffers:
Lost and Found
The Way Back Home
How to Catch a Star
Stuck (DS's absolute favourite. Belly laughs every time.)

Wow said the Owl
Six Dinner Sid
The Bad Tempered Ladybird
Commotion in the Ocean
How to Grow a Dinosaur
Hugless Douglas
My Adventure Island
Shark in the Park

I could list hundreds.

YesItsMeIDontCare Sun 19-Mar-17 21:36:40

A lovely book "Boy" (I think) about a boy looking for somewhere warm to sleep... and coming across a woolly mammoth, a sabre tooth tiger, a dinosaur and a volcano.

EddieHitler Sun 19-Mar-17 22:35:47

'Stick Man' is very good too and 'I'm not Sleepy' is a lovely bedtime book.

Clawdy Sun 19-Mar-17 22:41:02

The Elephant and the Bad Baby. Such an old book, but little ones still love it.

DelurkingAJ Sun 19-Mar-17 22:44:37

Hairy MacClary, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, various by Quentin Blake, Hugless Douglas.

junebirthdaygirl Sun 19-Mar-17 23:03:19

Cant you sleep little rabbit
All Alfie and Annie Rose books
All Charlie and Lola books many..

Clawdy Sun 19-Mar-17 23:16:47

Thought it was "Can't you sleep,little bear?" not rabbit?

StitchesInTime Sun 19-Mar-17 23:25:52

Popular ones at that age in our house include

Each Peach Pear Plum
Ten Little Pirates
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
The Little Red Train books
George and the Dragon
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Stick Man
The Tiger Who Came to Tea

LBOCS2 Sun 19-Mar-17 23:27:15

Lots of the above. And we also like The Paperbag Princess.

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