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Book ideas for a sixteen-month-old?

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stopgap Sat 22-Dec-12 03:55:22

My DS is absolutely obsessed with books and has me reading about 20 a day. His current favourites are "Moon Rabbit", "Room on the Broom" and "Peace at Last". Can anyone recommend books of a similar length and content? I just ordered another Julia Donaldson book (Tabby McTat) but it's too grown-up.

stopgap Sat 22-Dec-12 03:57:46

(Probably should add, this is not a stealth boast. DS only started walking last week, can't push to stand and has but two words. It just so happens that, in addition to lobbing crayons from a great height and hiding blocks in my knicker drawer, he enjoys listening to stories.)

MulledVodkaAndXmasMincePies Sat 22-Dec-12 04:17:21

DD is obsessed with Stripy Horse. She likes other books, but Loves him.

SS really liked Wibbly Pig at that age (and still does at almost 5).

Hairy McClery books are great too.

MulledVodkaAndXmasMincePies Sat 22-Dec-12 04:18:02

That should be DS

pingulingo Sat 22-Dec-12 05:37:41

My 15month DS loves any of the That's Not My... Series and his very favourite book is Dig Dig Diggers - lots of tractors, dump trucks etc. I'm hoping he developes a new fav at Xmas as I've read that book endlessly for the last few months! I can now read it to him from across the room whilst he turns the pages as I know it off by heart.

yawningbear Sat 22-Dec-12 08:07:49

DD loved the maisy mouse books at around that age, we had one that had four stories in it that we read endlessly, also Peepo is lovely and definitely all the Hairy 's , they are fabulous. Also 'say hello to the baby animals' or something similiar.

TwelveLeggedWalk Sat 22-Dec-12 12:50:55

My Ds only loves flap b

TwelveLeggedWalk Sat 22-Dec-12 12:53:34

Books, Dear Zoo is his fabourite.
Dd was entranced by Where the Wild Things Are illustrations, also likes Owl Babies.
I like reading them My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes and I found a great little book called Little Bee.
All 15mo.

HoratiaLovesBabyJesus Sat 22-Dec-12 12:53:43

Usborne feely books are a hit here - That's Not My... or the standalone. He is a bit older at 20m but at a similar literary stage by the sounds of things.

Bear Hunt
Squash and a Squeeze
Sharing a Shell
Gruffalo / Gruffalo's Child

nickelbabylyinginamanger Sat 22-Dec-12 13:05:49

shorter stories and ones that repeat a lot are good:

the old lady who swallowed a fly
Toddle Waddle

and touchy feely - ladybird does a good range of fairytales

also, Meg and Mog (they also come in board book format)

lift-the-flap ones like Rod Campbell (buster series, Dear Zoo etc)

wibbly pig is good.

as are the ladybird noisy peekaboo series - Toot toot, baa baa etc - they've got flaps in and you have to find a lost <something> on each page - when you fins it, the flap makes a noise.

DD does a weekly recommendation page on the shop website, so if you want to know about it, i can give you the details by PM if you like. (all books are personally vetted by DD - if she's bored, they don't go on!)

<that was a stealth boast wink>

DomesticGoddess31 Sun 23-Dec-12 19:07:52

My 18mth DD loves:
Millies Amazing Garden
What the Ladybird Heard
Fox's Socks
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Monkey & Me

DomesticGoddess31 Sun 23-Dec-12 19:08:35

oooh and she's getting Stick Man for xmas (because I love reading that one smile

MulledVodkaAndXmasMincePies Sun 23-Dec-12 21:09:16

Oh good Nickel found this thread. I wanted to mention her in my post as the go to person, but at that time of day my brain wasn't really functioning.

Welovecouscous Sun 23-Dec-12 21:13:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Mon 24-Dec-12 10:38:31

Vodka smile

I love books.

Last night, DD's book of choice was the Book of Common Prayer - not one I'd normally recommend to a toddler.... wink

have to say, her favourite books at the moment are the ones where you press a button and it makes a noise. any noise is seemingly great, but she goes for Pirate Pete's Potty book on her own (she seeks it out). it makes a cheer when you press the button.
and there's a version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar where its button makes a sound of the caterpillar walking along. (ish)

DeathMetalMum Wed 26-Dec-12 08:58:07

Dd likes the pip and posy books by Alex Scheffler, not quite as long as room on the broom etc but still good story.

LittleBallOfFur Wed 26-Dec-12 09:03:07

DS liked a book called Goodnight Moon, it's quite retro but there's a lot to point out in the room, simple words/rhymes.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Wed 26-Dec-12 11:04:26

ooh yes goodnight moon is lovely smile

Whiteshoes Wed 26-Dec-12 11:14:02

Nickel, they are exactly the books my 19 month old loves. She also loves the Mog books and the Tiger who came to tea. She quite likes the Peppa books. Oh and Little Stinker about a fish with wind. Charming.

breatheslowly Wed 26-Dec-12 11:37:48

DD likes Sandra Boynton, particularly Hippos Go Beserk and Moo, Baa, La La La.

Whiteshoes Wed 26-Dec-12 16:49:24

Nickel, they are exactly the books my 19 month old loves. She also loves the Mog books and the Tiger who came to tea. She quite likes the Peppa books. Oh and Little Stinker about a fish with wind. Charming.

Whiteshoes Wed 26-Dec-12 16:49:55

Whoops. Sorry for double post.

inadreamworld Wed 26-Dec-12 19:46:15

Touchy feely books, flap books and the 'Thats not my....' series are what my DD loves. She is 20 months. Is always shouting 'a book, a book, a book!' In fact book was one of her first words (even before mama)

MulledVodkaAndXmasMincePies Wed 26-Dec-12 19:52:04

Suddenly DD has added Mrs Pirate and Beans on Toast to her list of must have books. These are books she has stolen off her big brother (4)!
Forget all the new ones she received yesterday (Hippos Go Berserk, Peter Rabbit to name just couple), she wants Mrs Ruddy Pirate and her packet of tea on repeat.

CitizenOscar Wed 26-Dec-12 21:58:45

Tiger who came to tea
Whatever next & Peace at last
Bear hunt
Oliver Jeffers books
Guess how much I love you
Not now Bernard
Dear Zoo
Hungry caterpillar
Lulu loves stories
Each peach pear plum

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