I'm looking to buy DS some new books with vouchers he got for his 1st birthday. He has some of those 'That's not my.....' books, some touchy feely ones etc and the usual one word per page type ones. I think something differnt now might be good but not sure what?
at that age my boys loved a series of books about vehicles, i think they were called dazzling diggers, brilliant boats, and there were about six of them in total, one about terrific trains, another about rockets? cant remember them all but each page had a short rhyming sentence about the vehicle on it and told a short story, anyhow all of my boys loved them and we got to know them by heart. the pics are nice and colourful and there was alittle glossary at the end with pics, so you learnt the names of bits of diggers or trains or whatever the book was about i am sure if you google the name terrific trains they will come up, we got them at waterstones i think
The Meg and Mog books and Elmer the Elephant books are also nice as they have such bright primary colours and simple stories.
Also Bartholomew Bear about a toddler bear that always says Nah, they find it hilarious
I second Maisy books, good for girls and boys and the books that have buttons with songs on them are great.
There are just so many. You could go to the library and see what he likes before buying as they are pricy these books. I buy loads from charity shops as well. Bear in mind that you will be reading his favourites on an endless repeat. My DD loved a book about a duck stuck in the muck and I used to go to sleep with it swimming in my head.
Another fan of Dear Zoo here, plus the same people have written another great one called 'Oh Dear', where a boy called Buster goes looking for some eggs. 'Where's Spot' is a classic; my DS (13 months) loves lifting the flaps and making some of the animal noises. He also loves really simple picture books like 'Baby's First Farm', and ones with several pictures on each page so that he can point to the picture and we shout out the name of the object.
Our DS is 10 months and has just got really into lift-the-flap books like Spot and Noisy Farm, he just loves lifting the flaps over and over although I have to be careful that he doesn't pull them off! We also got one from the library called Yuck! which is quite funny and good for reading out loud.
*Who's hiding on the farm* was so popular when borrowed from the library that we had to buy it ('Who's hiding out and about' and 'Who's hiding at home' were disappointing in comparison.)
And when I bought DD The Tiger Who Came to Tea, I thought I was just remembering a nice, little-known story from my childhood, but it ranks no 1 in Amazon's sales of books for children. I got the board book version so the pages can't be ripped. DD likes the picture of the milkman.