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Book recommendations for a 4 month old (!!!)

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Mummyk1982 Sun 27-Jul-14 22:49:13

Hi all

My DD will be four months next week. She absolutely adores her books (which I'm thrilled about!). We spend at least half an hour to forty five mins twice, if not three times a day reading her books. Sometimes they're just short books like Julia Donaldsons Foxes Socks and Hide and Seek Pig, some are slightly longer like the Sophie Giraffe Colours book, and we also manger longer ones like The Grufallo (which she loves- possibly because of the voices I do or maybe because it rhymes). And I've also managed to get through Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio with her. Whilst it's great reading the same books over and over (and im sure the familiarity of them is something she enjoys), I want to get her some more books. Just wondered if anyone else has recommendations as by the time I've bought a handful of books I've spent more than I realise!
I'm also planning on joining the library with her so she can borrow some books.
She loves her picture books too (Spots and Dots etc), but does appear to have developed a preference for story books.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

BertieBotts Sun 27-Jul-14 22:54:22

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - great fun to read! Check out Michael Rosen's reading of it on youtube as well - absolutely brilliant.

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly - there's a great board book version of this with progressively bigger holes so you can see all of the animals in her stomach. This!

Along the holes line - The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite. Again the board version rather than paper is recommended so she can poke her finger through the holes when she's a toddler.

On The Night You Were Born is beautiful and just the amazon description makes me teary eyed. I wish I'd got that for DS when he was tiny because he's probably too big now for him not to side eye me.

Also "The Big Big Sea" is magical. And "The Whale Song".

Heels99 Sun 27-Jul-14 22:54:30

Anything, it's your voice and the pics she likes. Library good idea, saves a fortune!

Baby's catalogue, dear zoo, hungry caterpillar etc

Heels99 Sun 27-Jul-14 22:55:03

Guess how much I love you is a special book

BertieBotts Sun 27-Jul-14 22:55:46

And Doctor Seuss is also great. Really fun to read and rhythmic.

BertieBotts Sun 27-Jul-14 22:59:16

Full text of On The Night You Were Born here:

Mummyk1982 Sun 27-Jul-14 23:11:07

Wow, that's lovely!

Thank you for your suggestions- will go into Waterstones tomorrow and see which of them I can find :-) I love reading to her!

Purplelooby Mon 28-Jul-14 15:14:35

My DS was (and is) a book lover. I discovered that he loved anything that rhymed at that age. Then around 6 months it had to be books he could do himself (that's not my... lift flap books, etc). Then he got all cuddly and wanted anything Julia Donaldson. Now as a nearly 2 yo it's basically whatever he can get his hands on. The moral of the story is not to spend a lot. Buy whatever is cheap at the charity shop because it will all get used. Xx

BertieBotts Mon 28-Jul-14 16:19:43

YY to charity shop book finds. Some of our best books came from charity shops and they are so cheap. You can always pass them on when she gets bigger if you end up with loads she's grown out of.

stressbucket1 Mon 28-Jul-14 19:15:38

We have great lift the flap books one is called peekaboo moon it has a mirror on the last page that my DD loved she used to kiss her reflection! Also a soft book called sleepy farm was her first favourite book

MrsChickPea Mon 28-Jul-14 19:19:14

All the Mr Men and Little Miss books are great for you to read to her... and it's fun going out and collecting them all. And I second the Doctor Seuss...Cat in the Hat books.

SoftSheen Mon 28-Jul-14 19:24:31

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Each Peach Pear Plum
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Dear Zoo

and anything else that rhymes.

bakingtins Tue 29-Jul-14 08:22:26

Any of the Ladybird baby Touch books once she wants to "do it herself"

ShadowFall Tue 29-Jul-14 08:58:32

Library is fantastic for trying out books to see which ones they love and which ones they've not all that bothered about.

Some of DS1's firm favourites (inc Each Peach Pear Plum, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes) were ones we discovered in the library, and ended up buying once it became clear how much he loved reading them.

We've also got loads of good charity shop finds.

riskit4abiskit Wed 30-Jul-14 20:40:22


just bought alphablocks for my ds 10mths

and the mole who knew it was none of his business

goodnight moon for nightime routine here

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