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What is your dc's favourite 'read aloud book'?

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hugoagogo Tue 11-Sep-12 19:11:54

I have to read stories to toddlers at work and am looking for ideas, my youngest is 10 so I feel I might be a bit out of date.

crypes Tue 11-Sep-12 19:15:20

Dr Suess 'The cat in the hat' its gone through 3 generations in my family and has still got pride of place on the bookshelf.

TheSydenhamSet Tue 11-Sep-12 19:15:42

the tiger who came to tea
the mog books by judith kerr
we're going on a bear hunt
the hungry caterpillar
topsy and tim

all classics, i'm trying to think of recently written ones that we all enjoy.

Pascha Tue 11-Sep-12 19:17:05

The Gruffalo's Child and Tabby McTat are current favourites.

ohmeohmy Tue 11-Sep-12 19:40:17

The pigeon books by Mo willems

hugoagogo Tue 11-Sep-12 19:42:12

Oh thank you smile <takes notes>

guggenheim Tue 11-Sep-12 20:40:28

Anything by Julia Donaldson-
Room on a Broom, Tiddler, Whale & the Snail are lovely.
The Large Family- jill Murphy
Harry and the dinosaurs by Adrain Reynolds and ermm someone else..
Obvs: Spot and kipper books for very young toddlers (sorry for list,dh is talking to me and I'm pretending to listen)
Oh the Emily Gravvet books- Monkey and me.
Rosen's The bear in the cave- I love that book.

Avoid: Sodding Thomas they do not scan, very difficult to read aloud.

DowagersHump Tue 11-Sep-12 20:45:57

At that age, DS especially liked most of the ones that other people have listed plus:

Allan Ahlberg (actually we still love him - The Pencil is fab)
Meg and Mog
Splat the Cat
Hairy McClary

DowagersHump Tue 11-Sep-12 20:46:33

oh and the blue kangaroo ones - can't remember the name of the author

GsyPotatoPieEyed Tue 11-Sep-12 20:59:13

I like reading Nick Sharratt out loud. They have lovely bright illustrations, easy to follow rhymes and lots of opportunities for the children to join in. They always get plenty of giggles. DS' favourite is Don't Put Your Finger In The Jelly Nelly.

TheSydenhamSet Wed 12-Sep-12 00:32:12

of course, julia donaldson! we particularly like a squash and a squeeze. and yes, nick sharratt. his illustrations are fab, so bright and colourful, they really hold my children's attention.

TheSydenhamSet Wed 12-Sep-12 00:32:41

anything by shirley hughes. she's a national treasure.

HerRancidSow Fri 14-Sep-12 16:19:47

Try Jump In! and All Change! by Ian Whybrow and David Melling.

They are great to read out loud - funny and with good rhythm to the words.

hugoagogo Fri 14-Sep-12 20:16:05

I am storing all this info up, am surprised that so many are still familiar from dd being little; it makes it a bit less intimidating though. smile

TheMonster Fri 14-Sep-12 20:19:42

Hippos Go Beserk. It is brilliant!

Otherworld Fri 14-Sep-12 20:22:00

Dear Zoo grin

JollyToddler Fri 14-Sep-12 20:25:31

Shark in the Park
Squash and a Squeeze
The Gruffalo
What the Ladybird Heard
Hairy Maclary
Slinky Malinki
Where is the Green Sheep?

FireOverBabylon Fri 14-Sep-12 20:33:00

Green eggs and ham by Dr Seuss and Who's in the loo are firm favourites. Avoid Fox in Socks though - it's a git to read as it's full of tongue twisters. I think anything that has a good rhyme and repetition so the children can join in with the words is good to read.

AuntAda Fri 14-Sep-12 20:37:46

Building Machines and What They Do

[shoots self]

nopanicandverylittleanxiety Fri 21-Sep-12 09:34:22

Also, janet and Allan Ahlberg - Each peach pear plum
Aliens love underpants
Dinosaurs love underpants

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 21-Sep-12 09:38:43

[ This one]]. All of mine loved it. They can join in loads.

And any Dr Suess and Julia Donaldson.

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 21-Sep-12 09:39:24

[ I'll try Again]]

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 21-Sep-12 09:40:03

Bugger. Last try.


Whatiswitnit Fri 21-Sep-12 21:41:42

My toddlers love

Going On A Bear Hunt
Peepo - Ahlbergs
Each Peach Pear Plum - Ahlbergs
My Cat Just Sleeps
Where's Spot?
Ten Little Ladybirds
Everyone Hide from Wibbly Pig
Goodnight Moon
Down By The Station
Poppy Cat
We All Go Travelling By (book and CD by Barefoot books)

and lots of the Usborne books that make noises or are touchy-feely (like the 'That's not my...' series.)

tilder Fri 21-Sep-12 21:44:14

Anything by Richard scarry in our house.

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