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Books for two year old boys

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harkharkhark Wed 21-Nov-12 09:33:55

I am sure there's lots of posts about this, but I can't find them...! Any recommendations? Thanks

R2PeePoo Thu 22-Nov-12 23:07:17

Moo Cow, Kung Fu Cow
Octopus Socktopus
Elephant Wellyphant
Don't put your finger in the jelly nelly
Any of the "Amazing Machines" books by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker (Dazzling Diggers, Cool Cars, Tremendous Tractors, Terrific Trains etc)

shoesontheglasslamp Thu 22-Nov-12 22:42:11

Toddle Waddle
Dear Zoo
My Mum - brings a tear to my eye too!
Usborne Noisy Monsters
That's Not My whatever, with added finding of the mouse on each page at great speed
Gruffalo (ad nauseum...)
Flap lifting books about vehicles - especially diggers!
No Bed Without Ted

I often find the library is good for 'trying out' books/types of books that I'm not sure he'll go for.

ZenNudist Thu 22-Nov-12 20:43:24

Ds favourites:
Giraffes can't dance
Rumble in the jungle
Each peach pear plum
No bed without ted

ArbitraryUsername Thu 22-Nov-12 20:08:10

Get stuck by Oliver Jeffers. DS2 thinks it's absolutely hilarious and dissolves into fits of giggles.

(And he loves lost and found, up and down, how to catch a star and the way back home. He's a big Jeffers fan.)

CecilyP Thu 22-Nov-12 20:05:10

Hairy Maclary from Donaldsons Dairy by Lynley Dodd. Don't know about 2 year olds, but I like them.

cheeseandmushroomghostie Thu 22-Nov-12 19:21:58

Marking place!

DewDr0p Thu 22-Nov-12 19:21:16

Lost and Found
How to Catch a Star
The Noisy Way to Bed
Peace at Last
Quacky Quack Quack
Dragon on the Doorstep
Hungry Caterpillar
Each Peach Pear Plum
Gruffalo and lots of other Julia Donaldson

Maybe You Choose depending on how chatty he is?

Overberries Thu 22-Nov-12 19:17:50

At a young 2 DS loved:
The odd egg, by Emily Gravit
A very sweet little book - would reccomed getting the hard (card) page version

IWillOnlyEatBeans Thu 22-Nov-12 19:16:54

Goodnight Owl
The Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale
Emergency Rescue
Supermarket Zoo
Green Eggs and bloody Ham

DS is 2.9

Smudge588 Thu 22-Nov-12 19:16:29

My DS is 2.5. We love:
Little red train books
Bears in the night
Any Julia Donaldson ones
Usbourne diggers
One ted falls out of bed
No matter what

Mainly though he loves going to the library and choosing his own stories for the week. There are so many amazing kids stories.

DilysPrice Thu 22-Nov-12 19:10:10

All the stuff above and perhaps Peepo, but also the fantastic Naughty Bus.

totallynaive Thu 22-Nov-12 19:06:58

Mine's only 21 months, but these are his absolute favourites:

Flashing fire engines, and any other books by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
The Snail and the Whale
No More EE-Yore by Lydia Monks
One Ted Falls out of Bed
Richard Scarry's ABC (this book is really brilliant, and has great inbuilt longevity)

Liskey Thu 22-Nov-12 07:40:48

Who's in the loo - very appealing to a 2 year old's humour (or DH as well!)

Wallace Thu 22-Nov-12 07:31:51

Just 2 ds likes Cops and Robbers by Janet and Allan Alberg

OverlyWordyHurdyGurdy Thu 22-Nov-12 07:11:01

DS loves Goonight Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

rumbelina Thu 22-Nov-12 07:03:32

Mr Brown can moo
Meg and mog
A night in the zoo
Oh dear - rod Campbell

Kahu Thu 22-Nov-12 04:53:12

You Choose is wonderful at that age. My DS also loves Nick Sharatt's Shark In The Park.
Also Chocolate Mousse For Greedy Goose, Meg & Mog, Going On A Bear Hunt, Lucy Cousin's Hooray for Fish, A Train Goes Clickety Clack.
He is also getting quite into Topsy & Tim especially ones like going to the dentist or camping that he can relate to.

tigersmummy Wed 21-Nov-12 23:02:57

Hairy Mclary series are absolutely brilliant

beela Wed 21-Nov-12 22:20:15

Usbourne first 1000 words has been a favourite here since DS (now 2.1) was given it for his first birthday, can see it continuing. It isn't a story, but provokes lots of conversation.

Also anything by Jez Alborough (of Duck in the Truck), and the Benedick Blathwayt (sp?) Little Red Engine and Dougal the Digger books.

LapinDeBois Wed 21-Nov-12 22:11:09

YY to You Choose. Our copy is falling apart because the boys love it so much. And YY to Brown Bear Brown Bear, too.

oddslippers Wed 21-Nov-12 22:03:43

You choose, by pippa goodhart, loads and loads and loads to talk about to develop language, it's not a story really but has been much loved in our house for years.

RubberNeckerNicker Wed 21-Nov-12 21:59:56

Mine especially loves any of the Maisy books
Meg & Mog
Mog (as in the forgetful cat)
Tiger who came to tea
Dear Zoo
Oh Dear
Room on the broom
Ten Seeds (Ruth Brown)

MerylStrop Wed 21-Nov-12 21:59:52

Where The Wild Things Are

MrsCF Wed 21-Nov-12 21:57:25

Monstersaurs, is good, my son loves Brown Bear Brown Bear and because it is so simple he enjoys reading it to himself.
Any Julia Donaldson book goes down well, one of his favourites is Tiddler. He is also enjoying some DrSeuss books, Cat in the Hat, Mr Brown, Green Eggs and Ham.

LapinDeBois Wed 21-Nov-12 21:55:28

Oh god yes, bloody Spot. Anything with vehicles in. DS2 is particularly keen on Monkey Puzzle at the mo. Oh, and poems - both of my boys have loved poem books at this age, and I think poetry is brilliant for their language development. We've got an old 'Golden Treasury' kids' poetry compendium with lots of pictures, that I used to read as a child, and they both love it.

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