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Inspire me: board books for a 6 month old?

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

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

TheProvincialLady Fri 22-Aug-08 18:31:12

The best book I have ever come across for babies and toddlers is Bear on A Bike. Not sure who it is by, but it is publshed by Barefoot Books. It is the most lovely rhyme and beautifully illustrated. There are other Bear books in the series (we have Bear Goes to Town) but this is by far the best in my opinion. DS got it for Christmas aged 3m and still loves it at 24m.http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Bike-Barefoot-Board-Book/dp/1841483753 here]] is a link to see it.

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TheProvincialLady Fri 22-Aug-08 18:31:41

Oh dear blush

here

TheProvincialLady Fri 22-Aug-08 18:33:26

And I hate those I Want My... books!

giraffescantdancethetango Fri 22-Aug-08 18:33:41

www.amazon.com/Night-Monkey-Day-Julia-Donaldson/dp/0749748931

giraffescantdancethetango Fri 22-Aug-08 18:35:00

www.amazon.com/Monkey-Puzzle-Julia-Donaldson/dp/0333720016/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219426458 &sr=1-1

giraffescantdancethetango Fri 22-Aug-08 18:36:18

the links are paperback but you can get them board style too

choosyfloosy Fri 22-Aug-08 18:39:02

Anything at all by Satoshi Kitamura. DS and I loved Cat is Sleepy and Duck is Dirty in particular

And of course - Hairy McLairy (I'd say the first one only at this point).

Avoid big collections of stories at all costs - much cheaper, but you end up having to read six stories at a go, all identical - six different books is a lot more bearable.

Shoegazer Fri 22-Aug-08 18:43:31

Thank you, will look at all those smile

floaty Fri 22-Aug-08 18:50:50

Very hungry caterpillar,

floaty Fri 22-Aug-08 18:52:21

We're going on a bear hunt,Jaspers beanstalk and guess how much I love you

LackaDAISYcal Fri 22-Aug-08 18:57:26

good job the "That's not My...." books aren't aimed at you then ProvLady. Babies love them though wink

LackaDAISYcal Fri 22-Aug-08 19:01:28

I got I Like it When, by Mary Murphy in DS's bookstart pack six years ago, and he loved it, and now DD 14 mo is loving it too. I used to sing along and do actions with it.

Calm Down Boris is also good. His beak is a hairy glove which you can tickle them with. Has both my DCs in fits of giggles.

TheProvincialLady Fri 22-Aug-08 19:43:37

True Lackadaisycal but I'm the one who has to read the feckersgrin

hana Fri 22-Aug-08 19:44:38

Pants is a fave here

fourlittlefeet Fri 22-Aug-08 19:49:45

mine hates the 'thats not my..' books. Says 'No' and throws them off the sofa shock (to my absolute delight, though didn't teach her that though, really!)

SuperBunny Fri 22-Aug-08 19:50:05

I second 'I like it when'.

DS LOVED it. He used to do all the signs as we read it. He is almost 3 and still loves it, still does the signs and often reads it to me (or his 1 yr old friend)

Also, anything by Sandra Boynton, especially Doggies

LackaDAISYcal Fri 22-Aug-08 20:51:57

lol PL grin

I like them, the ending gets me every time <sobs>...that and I'm trying to sell the buggers to all and sundry wink

<gets marched out of Usborne for suggesting other publisher's books> grin

cmotdibbler Fri 22-Aug-08 20:58:18

Dear Zoo, Each Peach Pear Plum, Apple Pear Orange Bear (not sure about whether this is out as a board book, but is sooo gorgeous), Wheres Spot, My Cat likes to hide in Boxes, and Elmer are all lovely

dilemma456 Sat 23-Aug-08 19:53:59

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EachPeachPearMum Sat 23-Aug-08 20:24:32

Peepo and Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
Hairy MacLary and Slinki Malinki by Lynley Dodd
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
We had a gorgeous one called 'Just Like Daddy' by Cecilia Johansson -it came from M&S, haven't seen it elsewhere
The Amazing Baby books are quite good- much better than the blardy 'thats not my...' one too- we liked Hide and Seek -in fact she still loves it now at 2.6!

wotnopulling Sat 23-Aug-08 20:38:47

babies are obsessed by babies so both of mine loved looking at - babies!

www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Baby-I-Love/dp/1405054239/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219519980&sr=1-5

and 'peekaboo baby' which has big flaps which they could turn from an early age

www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-Loves-Peekaboo/dp/0756634865/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219519664&sr=8-3

Gallop! is great too (adults also like it!)

www.amazon.co.uk/Gallop-Scanimation-Picture-Rufus-Seder/dp/0761147632/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid =1219519771&sr=1-1

and both of mine loved 'lets go to bed' - which is charming. good for when they're learning to talk - dd1 used to shout 'i'm ready'. illustrations are lovely.

www.amazon.co.uk/Lets-Go-Bed-Pamela-Venus/dp/1870516559/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219519881&sr =1-1

in addition to lots mentioned above!

and if you want to be baaaaad there is a dvd called babies love babies which mine adore (still aged almost a year and coming up to three). it's not sophisticated (in any way). it's just babies doing baby things but the music isn't too annoying and they do love it! amazon only has second hand vhs i think we bought ours from 'babies love babies' website but out of time so will leave you with that thought.

www.amazon.co.uk/Babies-Love/dp/B0000A33RL/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1219520112&sr=1-7

Helen16 Thu 28-Aug-08 20:43:05

My DS loves his set of 4 first mr men books. The pictures are great and really capture his attention (only 4 months). Also likes his little board books on Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine as they are not too heavy to hold.

twoluvlykids Thu 28-Aug-08 20:46:52

there are 4 fab MOG books, by Judith Kerr, in small board format. Then progress to the other Mog books, they are wonderful. Except the last,when Mog dies sad it made my dcs cry (they were old enough not to!)

vesela Sun 31-Aug-08 00:46:57

I was just going to suggest the 'baby Mog' books, too. We have Mog and Me, and Mog's Family of Cats - the first is probably better for younger babies. (I didn't realise there were four of them, TLK!)

Also the Sasha and Olly books - DD loved Up and Away from an early age.

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