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What books does your 2.9 mth old love?

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Jojay Sat 29-Aug-09 14:21:15

DS1 is really getting into the whole bedtime story thing and I'm looking for some new books.

Current favourites are:
The Tiger That Came To Tea
The Snail and the Whale
Peace at Last
Some Mr Men
Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, but other Beatrix Potter stories don't seem to do it for him.

Any recommendations?

JimmyMcNulty Sat 29-Aug-09 14:46:22

My 3 yo loves the old Winnie the Pooh books (my Mum found some in a 2nd hand book store). The short stories are so much funnier and more charming than the bland Disney ones. Ds1 now memorises and quotes randomly from it and it makes his speech sound far more advanced than it really is. The other day when I said to him 'Look - aeroplane!' he replied "I can't, I'm face down under something and that, Mummy, is a very bad position for looking at things." grin (from Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing)

blametheparents Sat 29-Aug-09 15:26:54

A Squash and a Squeeze (by same author as The Snail and the Whale)

Dear Zoo

Kipper Books

I Love you Blue Kangaroo

Jojay Sat 29-Aug-09 20:21:21

Thank you both - I'll look out for some of those.

Jimmy - your DS sounds adorable grin

5inthebed Sat 29-Aug-09 20:23:36

You did mean 2.9 years right, not months?

Going on a bear hunt is a great book. We have one that has flaps and moving bits.

Jojay Sat 29-Aug-09 20:59:39

Yep, years - ooops. Surely no-one reads books to newborns do they???grin

Thanks.smile

Vinomum Sat 29-Aug-09 21:02:30

The Gruffalo - ds1 (2.8)'s most favourite book ever.

5inthebed Sat 29-Aug-09 21:43:53

DS1 also liked the book Shhh! by Sally Grindley when he was 2/3. It's a great flap book that interacts with your child. I'd recommend reading it first though so you know how it goes.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 29-Aug-09 21:45:04

The Gruffalo
The Friendly Giant
Going on a Bear Hunt
Winnie The Pooh

lynniep Sat 29-Aug-09 21:48:53

at the moment his favourite is The Dirty Great Dinosaur (which has few words but he knows it by heart)

He also likes the billy brownmouse books and the Zigby (the zebra) books

He has a think about the little princess too at the mo (currently 'I want to go to the Fair'

He also likes the tiger who came to tea, percy the parkkeeper books, warren the rabbit and The very noisy night

nouveaupauvre Sat 29-Aug-09 22:32:48

Where the Wild Things Are much loved in our house
and from same authors as Snail and the Whale, he likes Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze
also getting into some dogeared classics that used to be mine - Paddington Bear very popular indeed. and things like Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the ladybird first fairytale ones (Goldilocks, Chicken Licken etc - ds is 2.3 months so not sure some of these might be a bit babyish for you)
if you are into the digger years, there is a series called things like Dazzling Diggers and Tough Trucks and various mechanically related things that are awesomely popular with ds. although they do tend to drive the narrator bonkers after a while.

nouveaupauvre Sat 29-Aug-09 22:33:34

oh god, and how could i forget Charlie and sodding Lola?

mathanxiety Sat 29-Aug-09 22:39:07

Mine all loved poetry, so I got plenty of children's anthologies, modern and older classics. I think the rhythm and rhyme helped settle them down at bedtime too.

Northernlurker Sat 29-Aug-09 22:41:44

Dd3 (2 years, 4 months) absolutely loves Where the Wild Things are. I got Giraffes can't dance recently and she likes that, also Peepo, We're going on a bear hunt, Room on the broom.

gingerbunny Sat 29-Aug-09 22:58:51

5inthebed-we have that book too, it's lovely.
ds loves 'whose in the loo', 'there's a house inside my Mummy' and any of the 'apple tree farm' books.

cheapskatemum Sat 29-Aug-09 23:03:22

Not Now Bernard - he memorised it. I love it too. Agree about A.A.Milne surpassing Disney.

essanel Sat 29-Aug-09 23:40:18

My ds loved the Very Hungry Caterpillar from about 2yrs to date! He reads it to me ..... tis very cute grin

essanel Sat 29-Aug-09 23:41:21

oopps should have mentioned that he is just over 3!

llareggub Sat 29-Aug-09 23:42:50

My DS loves most of the ones mentioned but his favourite is the Great Little Trading Co catalogue.

KleineMaus Sun 30-Aug-09 13:58:13

Bear in the cave by Michael Rosen, Dazzling diggers etc. already mentioned have been very popular (off and on) since Christmas. Mr Men books, Duck in the truck by Jez Alborough, Little red train books by Benedict Blathwayt. These aren't all equally popular with mum and dad it would have to be said.

pranma Sun 30-Aug-09 14:05:43

Hairy Maclary[all of them but especially the first one and HM and Zachary Quack]
Duck in a Truck and Fix-it Duck
Giraffes can't dance
Please dont chat to the bus driver
No Matter What
The Smartest Giant in Town
Room on the Broom
A Squash and a Squeeze

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