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Books for a 3-4 yr old, I need to do a wish list

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SuperBunny Thu 21-Aug-08 15:09:46

Lots of people have asked for an amazon wishlist for DS's 3rd birthday.

What shall I put on it? I'd like non-fiction as well as story books. He likes cooking and Lego.

He loves

Room on the Broom, Park in the Dark
Night Monkey Day Monkey
Snail and the Whale
Aliens love Underpants
Giraffes can't Dance
Hungry catterpillar, Busy Spider

I hate Thomas

I know this has been done before but DS is running around and I can't concentrate on searching the archives. Sorry.

All help appreciated,


SuperBunny Thu 21-Aug-08 15:10:59

And I have bought him Dogger

TigerFeet Thu 21-Aug-08 15:13:14


DD started getting into the Mr Men books at around 3 iirc

We need some non fiction stuff too so watching with interest

mellyonion Thu 21-Aug-08 15:14:44

my kids loved this... 28021&sr=1-1
and also the jolly pocket postman series....

mellyonion Thu 21-Aug-08 15:15:53

and this too...

frasersmummy Thu 21-Aug-08 15:17:44

my ds 3 loves the percy the park keeper books .. they are written by nick butterworth. They are beautifully illustrated as well.

TigerFeet Thu 21-Aug-08 15:18:11

This is a fantastic book, there are actual envelopes in the book with things in them

SuperBunny Thu 21-Aug-08 15:18:29

OH yes, we have the Gruffalo - it's fab. What is Gruffalo's child like?

I want the Jolly postman, so we'll add that!

And Melly's two links. Thanks

I love books!

SuperBunny Thu 21-Aug-08 15:20:07

Don't know Percy the Parkkepper - will look it up

Habbibu Thu 21-Aug-08 15:21:06

Doreen Cronin - Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type is fab - others: Smelly Bill; Tim, Ted and the Pirates; Oliver Jeffers' Lost and Found and The Way Back Home; Niamh Sharkey Ravenous Beast.

TigerFeet Thu 21-Aug-08 15:21:11

Me too

I will spend the rest of the afternoon on Amazon now and I am at work norty tiger

EachPeachPearMum Thu 21-Aug-08 15:34:22

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book
You Choose- Nick Sharratt
Any Ahlberg book.

legalalien Thu 21-Aug-08 15:34:23

ds loves dr seuss and the very retro ones that I had as a kid - "the diggingest dog" (which is actually quite sombre in parts), "the best nest" and "are you my mother", at least one of which is by PD Eastman.

legalalien Thu 21-Aug-08 15:36:31

oh, and "marley and me", which is full of pictures of a very cheesey looking american family.

and Thomas (I had to read EIGHT Thomas stories before going to work this morning. AARGH! Although I seem to have mastered the art of reading them without the content entering into my conscious mind...)

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 21-Aug-08 16:06:50

Cheese and Tomato Spider
Ketchup on my Cornflakes
I dont like peas
I went to the Zoopermarket
Percy the park keeper treasury

slayerette Thu 21-Aug-08 16:10:50

What're the rhyming ones? - Chocolate mousse for greedy goose and so on. DS loved those. He also loved the Helen Cooper ones: Pumpkin Soup and the following two - beautiful illustrations. Really loved the Harry & his Bucketful of Dinosaurs series - just make sure you get the originals, not the ones based on the subsequent tv series. Also loved Blue Kangaroo.

LIZS Thu 21-Aug-08 16:11:00

Meg and Mog stories
The Selfish Crocodile
Hairy Maclarey
Usborne Apple Tree Farm Stories and Train Stories
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark
Owl Babies

slayerette Thu 21-Aug-08 16:11:48

And Charlie and Lola? Again the originals by Lauren Child are best.

slayerette Thu 21-Aug-08 16:14:14

Non-fiction: you can't beat the Usborne ones for gorgeousness. DS has 'See Inside Castles' and 'See Inside Pirate Ships' - lots to look at and lots of flaps to lift. He also has the jigsaw world atlas.

You've got me started now - I love books!

LostGirl Thu 21-Aug-08 18:38:52

Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd
Any of the Large Family stories by Jill Murphy
Sam's Sandwich is wonderful, but not sure if it is still published.

bodiddly Thu 21-Aug-08 18:45:01

ds loves the winnie the witch series and the harry and the dinosaurs set. He also loves captain flinn and the pirate dinosaurs etc. Pretty much anything with dragons, pirates, dinosaurs or monsters.

LostGirl Thu 21-Aug-08 18:47:07

oh yes, winnie the witch is great!

SuperBunny Thu 21-Aug-08 19:06:18

Oooo, this is great - we went to the park and came back to a whole load of suggestions. Thank you

Am going to spend naptime on amazon

Califrau Thu 21-Aug-08 19:16:10

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SquiffyHock Thu 21-Aug-08 19:24:04

DS is 4 - his fave at the moment is Usbourne's ]]' id=1219342797&sr=8-1 Jobs People Do'.]] It's very good value too as there are 5 stories in it.

He also loves this range which is non-fiction.

Aged 3 he loved these and I have bought them as 3 year old gifts several times.

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