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chickenstew74 Fri 20-May-16 10:41:34

Hi there, this has probably been done before but I want to build a nice collection of books for my toddler. What would you recommend?

Imfinehowareyou Fri 20-May-16 20:16:10

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Brown Bear
The Very Busy Spider
Each Peach Pear Plum
Some version of a picture dictionary
Any Julia Donaldson
Hooray for Fish - Lucy Cousins
Aaaargh Spider - Lydia Monks

Imfinehowareyou Fri 20-May-16 20:17:44

Oops, sorry. It should read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do you See? by Eric Carle

Imfinehowareyou Fri 20-May-16 20:18:35

......and Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell and Oh Dear by the same author.

Moogletea Fri 20-May-16 20:19:30

These are the most favoured in our house

The tiger who came to tea
Snappy birthday
Going on a bear hunt

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 20-May-16 20:20:24

The elephant and the bad baby

AgeOfEarthquakes Fri 20-May-16 20:22:04

To add to the list above, my children have enjoyed:
The Hairy Mclary series
Barry The Fish With Fingers
5 Minutes Peace
The Elephant and the Bad Baby
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Owl Babies
Goodnight Moon
Charlie and Lola series (the ones actually written by Lauren Child are better than the ones written to accompany the TV series)

chickenstew74 Fri 20-May-16 21:07:23

Thank you for all of the suggestions. We have some of them covered already. I have made a list of the others!

OrlandaFuriosa Fri 20-May-16 21:13:01

The what's it postman, with those letters..
A book of nursery rhymes. Lavender's blue has a brilliant range but the pictures aren't in colour, so I'd get two...

I'm thrilled to see the elephant and the bad baby.. I thought it had disappeared and we were the only people who knew it...disconsolately going rumpeta rumpeta rumpeta all down the road...

The full set if the Beatrix potters, available from the book people at a fraction if the RRP

CheesecakeWarrior Fri 20-May-16 21:14:41

Place marking this thread!
Some awesome suggestions grin I think most of our favourites have been mentioned already.

Imfinehowareyou Sat 21-May-16 09:39:42

I can't believe I missed out The Tiger Who Came to Tea blush

The Mog books by Judith Kerr and any by Jill Murphy (especially The Large Family ones).

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sat 21-May-16 09:43:45

My dd enjoys the Shirley Hughes books, especially as it is a big brother and his little sister, she likes to compare to herself and her little brother. 'Dogger' in particular is a favourite.

MissesBloom Sat 21-May-16 09:43:55

Aside from the obvious ones (tiger that came to tea, going on a bear hunt etc) ds loves Dinosaur Poo. We have to read this book every night he loves it on much.

parrotonmyshoulder Sat 21-May-16 11:15:10

I'm not keen on most Julia Donaldson but adore 'Jack and the Flum Flum Tree'.

'Owl Babies' is great as they start nursery or childcare - 'the baby owls closed their owl eyes and wished for their mother to come...and she came'. Makes my DC turn to me for a cuddle every time.

evelynj Sat 21-May-16 13:33:50

All the above and one mole digging a hole, maisy books, I'm the best, aliens love underpants & yy to Julia Donaldson. Also, not now bErnard. Great book!

Moogletea Sat 21-May-16 17:07:21

Ohh I forgot 'there's a lion in my cornflakes' and 'go tell the toucan' both big favourites

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sat 21-May-16 17:10:49

You choose and Just imagine were favourites here from about 2+.

grounddown Sat 21-May-16 17:11:51

My shouting day, the best story ever. I laugh out loud every time I read it. Found it in sainsburys for £1.99
My DC often stop each other mid tantrum and say 'look it's your turn to have a shouting day' and they both fall about giggling.

RatOnnaStick Sat 21-May-16 17:15:18

Hugless Douglas is a favourite here, also anything by Oliver Jeffers - Lost and Found, How To Catch a Star etc

ipswichwitch Sat 21-May-16 17:15:52

Aliens/Dinosaurs/Pirates Love Underpants.
Meg and Mog
The Gruffalo (or any Julia Donaldson book really)
Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
That's Not My..... series

angelopal Sat 21-May-16 17:23:51

Giraffes cant dance is a favourite here at the moment.

jessplussomeonenew Sat 21-May-16 17:54:31

Mr Brown can moo (Dr Seuss) is a particular favourite here - particularly now DS makes all the noises!

Leeds2 Sat 21-May-16 17:59:38

Commotion In The Ocean
Rainbow Fish
Princess Smartypants
Amazing Grace
Percy the Park Keeper
Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs

MinnowAndTheBear Sat 21-May-16 18:06:14

Anything by Benedict Blaythwayt. The illustrations are wonderful.

drspouse Sat 21-May-16 19:01:25

Handa's Surprise
The Very Busy Spider.

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