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Inspire me: board books for a 6 month old?

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Shoegazer Fri 22-Aug-08 18:28:16

Any recommendations? Not the "Thats not my..." would rather have something rhyming and with lovely pictures.

ByTheSea Fri 22-Aug-08 18:41:37

I have always like 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell. It doesn't rhyme, but is repetitive in a way that babies and toddlers like.

ByTheSea Fri 22-Aug-08 18:41:53


Shoegazer Fri 22-Aug-08 19:11:28

Thank you, will look at that smile I seem to have unintentionally started 2 identical threads blush

neolara Fri 22-Aug-08 19:15:07

"Frog and Pig" has been a big hit in our house. Also "Oh Dear" and "Dear Zoo".

charchargabor Fri 22-Aug-08 19:22:37

Peepo is good, it rhymes and is nice and repetitive. It also has nice busy pics to talk about. Each Peach Pear Plum is also good, it's like an I Spy book.

snowleopard Fri 22-Aug-08 19:30:32

"My Cow Book" (Jellycat) was a huge fave with DS from early on, and there's a whole series, My Dog Book, My Pig Book etc. They rhyme and have very bright pics, flaps and bits to grap - they are cloth not board, but they're great.

snowleopard Fri 22-Aug-08 19:30:51

grap? grab

kingfix Fri 22-Aug-08 19:34:08

Another vote for the jellycat 'my xx book' series. we had the ducklings one and it was dearly loved. Also each peach pear plum, peepo, we're going on a bear hunt, dear zoo.

MamaChris Fri 22-Aug-08 19:37:52

not lovely pictures at all. but ds's favourite (6mo) is baby touch rhyme book

MrsSprat Fri 22-Aug-08 19:41:16

Sandra Boynton. Barnyard Dance is fun very rhythmic and not as annoyingly transatlantic as some of her others - "hey yoooooooooo guyzzzzzzz"

Mogsmum Mon 01-Sep-08 12:46:12

Peepo Baby! is great my DS still loves it and he's nearly 3! Baby Einstein do some great picture books which my DS loved at that age but they're not stories.

halogen Mon 01-Sep-08 13:31:51

Little Fish was my daughter's favourite from very early on. Not rhyming, but it is a story and has lots of repetition plus lovely bright pictures.

gladbag Mon 01-Sep-08 13:40:10

Each Peach Pear Plum
Dig Dig Digging
were both firm favourites with ds(both have lovely pictures and are rhyming stories)

I'd also recommend the Barefoot Books boardbooks (see here)

MuffinMclay Mon 01-Sep-08 13:46:03

Goodnight moon

Hippos go Berserk

thehairybabysmum Mon 01-Sep-08 13:57:28

Both mine absolutely love the Hungry Caterpillar....its thte holes in the pages i think, love sticking their fingers in.

halogen Mon 01-Sep-08 17:16:10

Goodnight Moon is LOVELY.

raramum Mon 01-Sep-08 22:18:57

another vote for Goodnight moon, and Good night baby is well loved by my seven month old. Wibbly pig is cute too.

hana Mon 01-Sep-08 22:20:23

really, children at that age will love any book you sit down and read to them!

Washersaurus Mon 01-Sep-08 22:28:48

Busters Bedtime is a fab little board book with loads of touchy feely bits and even has a tiny little book inside for you to turn the pages for Buster. Both my boys love it.

Washersaurus Mon 01-Sep-08 22:29:40

sorry forgot the link blush Buster Bedtime by Rod Campbell

flowerpotty Wed 10-Sep-08 10:33:45

Each peach, pear, plum
Dear zoo

These were favourites of both my girls...and they still remember the words now (aged 6 and 3)!

ethanchristopher Mon 15-Sep-08 23:45:56

dig dig digging

but beware

it does go on FOREVER

also spot the dog

littlelapin Mon 15-Sep-08 23:56:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Clary Tue 16-Sep-08 00:07:07

Each Peach Pear Plum


Dig Dig Digging (not seen that as a board book actually but still)

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

It's Mine

Anything with Wibbly Pig in.

Hairy Maclary

Oh I see everyone has said all these already blush

Yes Goodnight Moon is luvverly

Pants is funny too. And Where's My Teddy.

Yes ethan Ikwym about Dig Dig Digging; one of my 3 loved it sooooo much and at the end we had to find all the machines in the big picture when they had gone to sleep. grin

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