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Your favourite books for 2-3 yo

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Maalia Tue 05-Aug-14 06:32:17

What did you and your DCs love at that age? My DS loves colourful books with a good rythm. TIA!

preggersbycheggers Tue 05-Aug-14 06:37:50

Goodnight Digger
Any of the Julia Donaldson books
The little red train series
Any Oliver Jeffers
Tales from Acorn Wood series

schmalex Tue 05-Aug-14 06:44:29

My DS is currently enjoying Elmer, There's a Shark in my Bath, Mrs McCready was Ever So Greedy, Dig Dig Digging and Pandamonium at Peak Zoo.

GiantGraspingCeramicFist Tue 05-Aug-14 06:48:39

To add to the above:

Shark in the dark
Miaow said the cow
Mr Men books
The great dog bottom swap

Adviceonseizures Tue 05-Aug-14 06:52:43

Ten little pirates
Green eggs and ham

Adviceonseizures Tue 05-Aug-14 06:55:16

My three year old also likes The big red bath and The big yellow digger books. But three little pirates is by far his favourite. He also prefers books with a rhyme.

Ladyofthehouse Tue 05-Aug-14 06:57:46

Bear hunt is a firm favourite here! Also hungry caterpillar. But mine really live the old fairy tales.....rapunzel, hansel and gretel, beauty and the beast etc

lanbro Tue 05-Aug-14 06:59:53

Loving the Hairy McClary books at the moment, and I enjoy reading them. Also, a big fan of Bear Hunt but she watches the dvd at my dps.

ShanghaiDiva Tue 05-Aug-14 07:09:32

All Julia Donaldson
Blue kangaroo
Each peach pear plum
Vegetable glue
Hairy mcclary

preggersbycheggers Tue 05-Aug-14 09:52:32

Oh I forgot The great dog bottom swap, Giant Grasping. Great book. We also The Great Sheep shenanigan which is also good.
DS age 3 is just getting into Mr Men too.

JuniperTisane Tue 05-Aug-14 09:57:45

DS1 liked all of these (ds2 is only 19months). To add some others of ours:

Mog series
Hugless Douglas
Wow said the Owl
Postman Pat hmm
Stomp Dinosaur Stomp
Commotion in the Ocean
Any and all books containing a digger, tractor, race car, plane, helicopter, fiction or fact etc etc etc

Cherrypi Tue 05-Aug-14 10:02:02

Quentin Blake books especially Mr Magnolia. He also likes some rhyming books about transport from the book people. They are American but very factual. I'm learning new things about farming, trucking etc.

Lucked Tue 05-Aug-14 10:13:41

Kippers birthday
A squash and a squeeze
The little princess books esp I want my potty
Postman pat/ thomas books
Goodnight digger
Ten in the bed

We have an old Little Miss book of mine which he likes so I may try Mr Men.

We went through a bear hunt phase but it seems to have passed.

There really are some awful kids book out there, it is soul destroying when they take to one and you have to read it again and again.

Maalia Wed 06-Aug-14 08:52:50

Thanks for your recommendations! That should keep us busy for a good while!

beccajoh Wed 06-Aug-14 08:53:24

Anything by Shirley Hughes.

vestandknickers Wed 06-Aug-14 09:00:10

Totally agree with anything Julia Donaldson and Oliver Jeffers and the Hairy McClary books.

Mine also loved this one

happypotamus Sat 09-Aug-14 08:21:39

At 3.3yrs DD's favourites seem to be
Fairy tales (we have various versions)
Mr Men books (I hate these)
Mog stories (I love these)

I just asked her what her favourite book is, and she replied 'Rosie's Babies' which we were given recently. I do like that book, and can imagine her coming out with some of the stories Rosie does.

zgaze Sat 09-Aug-14 08:45:59

We love the Frog books by Max Velthuijs, only discovered them recently but both my 2 & 4 year olds adore them.

SickOfAnts Sat 09-Aug-14 09:14:13

Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

A firm favourite in this house.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Mon 11-Aug-14 18:33:18

The Snail and the Whale
Monkey Puzzle
Night Monkey, Day Monkey
One Ted Fell Out of Bed
How to Hide a Lion
Pumpkin Soup
Peace At Last
All the Mr Men books

dsteinway Mon 11-Aug-14 20:18:02

Chris haughton's books are big faves, don't rhyme but pictures are brilliant. Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson too.

dsteinway Mon 11-Aug-14 20:19:04

@happypotamus I hate Mr men too!

Nowabruptly Mon 11-Aug-14 22:44:23

My 3 year old daughter is really into the Roald Dahl books - - Matilda, Charlie and choc factory etc. She doesn't understand it all but finds the language quite hypnotic I think.

Ashvis Tue 12-Aug-14 06:40:42

The Pete The Cat books. My son loves them in a big way. We have I Love My White Shoes and Four Groovy Buttons. He goes around quoting the button book all day, and my friend's little girl sings the song from the shoes book to everyone she meets. Super cute. Both have great songs and a good message for kids. Put Pete The Cat into YouTube and you can see the author reading those two. Big yy to day monkey, night monkey!
Tiger who came to tea
Dear zoo
I love you through and through
Killer gorilla (much less scary than it sounds)
Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball (gorgeous illustrations, beautiful rhyming, and the kids can do everything the little wombat does)
Darkness slipped in
The slow dog/fast fox books
Run, run, it's scary poo!
Dog blue
Hooray for fish

Now planning to read to my toddler all morning...

shanewayne Tue 12-Aug-14 07:28:26

Jack and the flum flum tree- it has our dc's in stitches.
the mog books- bother bother bother that cat!
and the tiger that came to tea

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