My 3 years old seems to have no interest in reading books, listening to me reading books or even just looking at them... I am very worried as all of his friends seem to enjoy at least some books... may be I am choosing the wrong books for him . I bought the very hungry caterpillar, Handa's surprise, and some other popular ones but so far no luck and I am getting worried he may have some medical issue
The three year old I looked after really liked the books in the nonfiction section of the library that were aimed at early readers - with titles like "my job is a firefighter", " how do diggers work", "all about trucks" etc (not exact titles but there are loads of this type of book). There are lots of photographs to look at and talk about and the fact that they were about things he saw everyday really captured his interest.
Going to the library is a good idea. Try some books on topics he likes. My DS loves animals and all the books he picks feature animals (fiction and non fiction). Does he ever watch the Bedtime Story on CBeebies? It might be a way of getting him interested.
My 3 year old boy really likes the Peep Inside series, specifically A Castle. It's an Usborne series and the books are all nice, but they do have flaps in.
We also like looking at the You Choose or Just Imagine books - there aren't really any words, but lots of pictures to talk about, and each page has a sentence or two at the top to point you in the right direction.