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wildpoppy Tue 28-Aug-12 10:05:18

My nearly two year old loves books - any books really but current faves are Miffy (despite the terrible stories), anything with pics of animals particularly farmyard and baby animals, and Tabby McTat and Baby Brains. Just wondered what your two year olds favourites are so I can can get some for her for Christmas/birthday.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Tue 28-Aug-12 10:07:33

Any of the Julia donaldsons - you really can't go wrong. Also, 'some dogs do' and 'aliens in underpants' smile Oh, and 'the tiger who came for tea'

katielou2012 Tue 28-Aug-12 10:11:47

Barry the fish with fingers is a fave in our house, and she likes anything with princess stories in themsmile

wildpoppy Tue 28-Aug-12 10:13:06

We have The Tiger Who Came for Tea - she likes that lots actually. But she's not a massive fan (for she read me) of The Gruffalo. I like Tiddler though - is that Donaldson?

SleepyFergus Tue 28-Aug-12 10:15:56

My Little Princess series
Usborne farmyard tales series
Any Julia Donaldsons

Usborne are great, check out their website for detailed info on books (you can select by age, type etc), some insight on pages in the book.....and then order from Amazon <shameful>

2 of my DDs faves were Getting Dressed and The Colours Book

Still find bits from both under/down the back of the sofa....!

porthcurnick Tue 28-Aug-12 10:15:57

The usual favourites here

Dear Zoo
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We're going on a Bear Hunt
Duck in the Truck

The Percy Park Keeper series - The Hedgehog's Balloon is good or Badgers Bath
Kipper series - Blue Balloon, Threadbare are favourites

porthcurnick Tue 28-Aug-12 10:25:10

We have a christmas version of Dear Zoo as well called Dear Santa

The Book People are very good
The Book People

FireOverBabylon Tue 28-Aug-12 10:45:34

Have you got Farmer Duck and Peace at Last? Both firm favourites in this house.

DS also loves Owl Babies and the "LittleBear" books by Martin Waddell (there are about 4 of them).

wildpoppy Tue 28-Aug-12 11:15:49

Have read a friend's copy of Owl Babies. Make me cry...

TheSurgeonsMate Wed 29-Aug-12 15:07:21

My 2 year old likes Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs very much. I read about them on here and then found a handful in an Oxfam bookshop and snapped them all up. I half wonder if that's the appeal - that they are linked and she recognises the characters. Maybe it's worth getting more of any series yours likes.

happy2bhomely Wed 29-Aug-12 15:15:47

My 2 yr old Ds LOVES Monkey Puzzle. He 'reads' it to me. He listens to it over and over and never tires of it. He laughs out loud and loves to join in with "No, no, no!"

I haven't found a book that even comes close to becoming his new favourite.

Macey78 Wed 29-Aug-12 21:30:00

Our 2 year old DD loves being read to and it's something I really enjoy. I'll mention some that are not already above:
Sophie Bakes a Cakes by Tina Burke (recommendation found on mumsnet) from The Book People the Alfie series by Shirley Hughes
Goodnight Moon
Six Dinner Sid
The Toddlers Big Book of Everything
Usborne Noisy Farm
My Dad
Jan Pienkowski books - Numbers, Faces, Shapes, Wheels,
The Biggest Kiss
Be Gentle
Any Maisy Books
Stripy Horse

MoonlightandRoses Thu 30-Aug-12 22:46:16

A few more:

The Slinki Malinki series (Lynley Dodd)
Neligan's Farm (can't remember the author, but lots of animals)
Again / Wolf won't Bite / The Blue Chameleon (all Emily Gravett)
Winston was Worried
Madeline / Madeline in London - Ludwig Bemelmans
The Great Sheep Shenanigans (same author as the Great Dog Bottom swap)
I took the Moon for a Walk Last Night
In the Night Kitchen / Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

lurcherlover Thu 30-Aug-12 22:50:16

Anything by Matthew Van Fleet. Moo and Dog are particular faves in the lurcher household.

emsyj Thu 30-Aug-12 22:51:37

DD has just discovered Meg and Mog - they are really enjoyable to read even for me, some of her books make me want to die of boredom but the Meg and Mog are really readable.

She also likes Wibbly Pig and obviously all the Julia Donaldson ones (especially Room on the Broom). Also Daddy's Lullaby is a favourite here. I have to confess I hid The Tiger who came to tea behind the sofa as I couldn't face it any more blush - I think Mog the Forgetful Cat and the other Mog books are the same author, she loves those too. And Kipper.

Also 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt is brill.

DizzyPurple Thu 30-Aug-12 22:58:55

Stick Man!! My DD 2.7 loves this book. We got it out of the library and renewed it twice but eventually had to give it back. She was very upset when we went back and they didn't have it. Ordered it off Amazon and she nearly ripped it out the postman's hand when it arrived! It is funny. Also have the Gruffalo which is good.

DD also likes Postman Pat and Peppa books. Also 3 little pigs.

She tends to go off a lot of books fairly quickly so was surprised at the Stick Man obsession!

PieceOfTheMoon Thu 30-Aug-12 23:08:23

DS is nearly 2 and he loves Little Princess (or the 'pinster' as she's now known). Harry and Dinosaurs also popular. The Albie books are a firm favourite (I know them off by heart, but still don't mind reading them. The pictures are really good, loads of things to pick out to talk about) as are rhyming books like the Gruffalo and Dr Seuss.

Devora Thu 30-Aug-12 23:17:22

The following are all works of complete and utter genius:

Hooray for Fish
The Emily Brown series (especially That Bear Belongs to Emily Brown and Take CAre of Your TEddy Bear, Emily Brown)
Class Two at the Zoo
Shark in the Park
The Pip and Posy series by Axel Shaeffler [sp?]
The Tickle Book
Snip Snap
Owl Babies
Bear Hunt, obv
Maisy series
The Toddler Big Book of Everything

My 2.11 yo is currently obsessed with 'My Big Shouting Day' which is very useful in helping us discuss and deal with her tantrums.

emsyj Thu 30-Aug-12 23:18:06

Oh yes, Hooray for Fish is a favourite here too.

HerdOfRhino Thu 18-Feb-16 14:46:23

I am reviving this thread because it would be very useful to me.

I hope nobody minds.

starfish8 Mon 22-Feb-16 22:19:27

Have 2 yo DS...

Max at night - Ed Vere is an absolute favourite - Son loves shouting for the moon! (Bit of a boisterous one I have here!)

Others for us:

Room on the Broom is our favourite Julia Donaldson (not fussed about Gruffalo in this house and son said Stickman is BORING!)
Very Hungry Hungry Caterpillar
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Each Peach Pear Plum (Love this!)
Funnybones (my old copy from 80s)
My Mum / My Dad Anthony Browne

Anything with damn flaps - Usbourne do a good 'Peep Inside' range for younger children, (Zoo, Dinosaurs, Garden, Farm etc), Postman Bear, Rabbits Nap.

LadyHarvey Mon 22-Feb-16 22:25:12

Peepo is lovely, as is Each Peach Pear Plum. My son's favourite at the minute is Richard Scarry's A Day at the Fire Station. We also love Shirley Hughes' Alfie stories.

mudpiesfortea Mon 22-Feb-16 22:25:21

Anything Matthew von Fleet

HerdOfRhino Wed 24-Feb-16 16:49:02

Thanks, everyone flowers

SchnitzelvonKrummsverylowtum Wed 24-Feb-16 17:01:55

DS is 19 months and he loves the Julia Donaldson books. The current favourite is Hairy Maclary (Lynley Dodd) - I think there's a whole series of them.

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