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TheWorstWitch Fri 07-Aug-09 20:33:23

What's his/her favourite book(s)?

Needing inspiration as just realised we haven't bought any books for DD in ages, and neither have we been to the library blush

KEAWYED Fri 07-Aug-09 20:36:29

We've got a sesame street book which teaches numbers and it also has a little magna doodle at the top. He loves that but was a gift no idea where from. then anything fireman sam or ben 10.

llareggub Fri 07-Aug-09 20:38:23

Oliver Jeffers
Julia Donaldson
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Owl Babies

missorinoco Fri 07-Aug-09 20:41:08

There are a number of little libraries, so to speak, of Peppa Pig, Thomas, ITNG, etc. 5 or 6 little books in a case DS loves the concept of these and will "read" them himself as well as enjoying having them read to him.

All the Gruffalo books are loved and Paddington is very popular.

ilovetochat Fri 07-Aug-09 20:46:21

dd had peppa pig little library which had a jigsaw type puzzle on the back and fifi little library does the colours and is very good.

tassisssss Fri 07-Aug-09 20:46:49

I took dd to the library this week and "baa, moo, what shall we do?" has been a huge hit. We have a 6 year old so have a lot of books at this stage (they seem to stay at this stage for a LONG time IMO) but this one was new for us. She also loves hungry caterpillar, each peach pear plum and is getting into Julia Donaldson ones - read her Gruffalo for the first time I can remember today. Owl Babies was a bit hit for a long time as was Little Baa. She's just (at nearly 3)sitting better for longer stories which is nice.

KEAWYED Fri 07-Aug-09 20:49:57

The very hungry caterpillar, If you get the big book it comes with a toy caterpillar that you can push through the fruit,

Cute but takes ages to read it

CloudDragon Fri 07-Aug-09 21:01:39

Hairy Maclary
Wibbly pig
Where that cat/monkey etc
Tiger who came to tea
Fix it duck
Cars and trucks and things that go
Julia Donaldson
Mr men (boring too read)
Thomas books (make Mr Men look interesting)

RedDeadFail Fri 07-Aug-09 21:03:01

Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Not Now Bernard
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Julia Donaldson, any
Oliver Jeffers, any
Lots of ones about relationships eg My Mummy is Magic or My Grandma is a Star
Peepo et al
Anything with counting eg Ten In The Bed

Yorky Fri 07-Aug-09 21:04:09

DS loves gruffalo (as long as I do the voices for all the characters!), I love the tiger who came to tea! We have read Guess how much I love you so often at bedtime that he now reads it to himself, and is pretty much word perfect!
He also likes the Thomas the tank engine books

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Fri 07-Aug-09 21:16:14


Meg and Mog
Meg on the Moon
Hamilton's Hats
Tiger Who Came to Tea

Stinkyfeet Fri 07-Aug-09 21:17:53

Both ds's loved Dig Dig Digging at 2.

snickersnack Fri 07-Aug-09 21:23:46


Monkey Puzzle
Lost and Found (this is my favourite)
Some Dogs Do (this is my second favourite)
Miffy books
Anything with diggers or trains

sneekpeeks Fri 07-Aug-09 21:41:11

Billy Tibbles moves out
Vincent the Vain
Snail and the whale
Tiger that came to tea (has loved this book for months!!)
Stella to Earth

dairymoo Fri 07-Aug-09 21:46:57

Each Peach Pear Plum
Any Shirley Hughes - especially Dogger
Hungry Caterpiller
Very Busy Spider
Nick Butterworth ones...

Bink Fri 07-Aug-09 21:49:02

We were at the library this morning and there were just masses of lovely things - go and indulge!

Our favourites were always illustration-led, so John Burningham, Shirley Hughes, Satoshi Kitamura, the Ahlbergs.

waitingforbedtime Fri 07-Aug-09 21:49:24

My 2 year old has an obsession with nursery rhymes just now so we have a few books on those.

We're going on a bear hunt is also popular. Other than that anything Fireman Sam is always good

The books with magnadoodle at the top are on sale in Asda just now

waitingforbedtime Fri 07-Aug-09 21:51:07

Oh and loves lift the flap books, Thomas the boring Tank Engine and Pop up books.

Yorky Sat 08-Aug-09 10:35:55

He also went through a phase of loving Kipper the dog (after we borrowed a DVD from the library)
Recently borrowed Fix-it duck which he thought was hilarious, lovely pictures to talk about, rhyming and funny!

I remember a little girl I used to babysit for loving Hairy McClary from Donaldson's Dairy, but haven't seen it for years

My favourite book when I was little is The kitten who couldn't get down, which has the repeated line "Don't go up if you can't get down." I cried the first time I heard my Dad read it to DS blush

TheWorstWitch Sat 08-Aug-09 12:17:00

Oooo, thanks everyone.
Feel a bit reassured as we have a lot of these books already.
Might just go and buy some of the titles that keep cropping up, but we don't already have, like OWL BABIES and THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

DD's a bit under the weather at the moment, so she'll enjoy a few new books smile

phdlife Sat 08-Aug-09 12:41:46

ds's fave is Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book. Every night he picks a letter from the alphabet at the front (no he doesn't know them, he just points) and we read that page. Over. And over. and over. grin

Lifeinagoldfishbowl Sat 08-Aug-09 12:43:59

I tend to peruse charity shops for childrens boks and that means if they get eaten destroyed then you haven't spent too much.I got the gruffalo's child for 29p the other day.

Poshpaws Sat 08-Aug-09 12:46:29

3 little pigs
3 Billy Goats Gruff
Dinosaur Roar
Dig, Dig Digging

DS3 (2.5). These are his favourites at the moment.

Tommy Sat 08-Aug-09 12:46:38

anything with trains/buses/diggers in hmm
Also anything with flaps
but we are also big fans of Julia Donaldson and Dear Zoo.

Silvj Sat 08-Aug-09 12:49:01

My 2 yr old DD is obsessed with Mog the Cat as she has to have a Mog book read to her every bedtime.
Current faves are Mog & the Baby & Mog On Fox Night.

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