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chicca Wed 27-Jun-07 16:43:03

DS is coming up for 3 and my Mum has said she will get him some books for his birthday. I will order them from Amazon as we live in Spain.
What book have you most enjoyed and would suggest I put on his wish list?

collision Wed 27-Jun-07 16:45:29

the Gruffalo

Monkey Puzzle

Duck in a Truck

Commotion in the Ocean

Topsy and Tim books

pinkteddy Wed 27-Jun-07 17:14:41

The tiger that came to tea, Judith Kerr
Its our favourite!

midnightexpress Wed 27-Jun-07 18:18:40

Owp! We like that too pinkteddy, though slightly dodgy with stupid mummy and sophie having to wait for daddy to come home and figure out what to do. And the tiger is well iffy imo.

Percy the Park-keeper is great, in fact most Nick Butterworth stuff is great - Q Pootle, Albert le Blanc too.

There's a great book about an Ark with all sorts of weird animals on it - can't remember the name but really lovely - I'm sure someone will know what I'm talking about

Albie books.

NoodleStroodle Wed 27-Jun-07 18:19:57

Going on a Bear Hunt

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jun-07 18:21:02

Helen Cooper - Pumpkin Soup
Giles Andraea - Giraffes Don't Dance, Commotion in the Ocean, The Lion who wanted to Love
Jez Alborough - Some Dogs Do
Inga Moore - Six Dinner Sid
David Melling - The Kiss That Missed
Helen Chichester Clark - the Blue Kangaroo books
Judith Kerr - the Mog books

Desiderata Wed 27-Jun-07 18:21:59

There's a great book called Nothing But Trouble by Gus Clarke. It was first published in 1997, so it's possible you may have to go for a second-hand buy, but it's great. My ds loves it.

Desiderata Wed 27-Jun-07 18:22:26

Oh, and definitely agree with The Kiss That Missed on the previous list.

That's wonderful.

daisyboo Wed 27-Jun-07 18:23:36

Room on the Broom
The snail and the Whale

Hairy McLary from Donaldson's Dairy
Slinky Malinky

PersonalClown Wed 27-Jun-07 18:24:05

Pants-another Giles Andraea
Ds can repeat this on himself now.

MarshaBrady Wed 27-Jun-07 18:24:52

Courtney by John Birmingham

Oblomov Wed 27-Jun-07 18:31:32

Love your "wish list" - we have one of those.
Ds loves the Gruffalo.

NoodleStroodle Wed 27-Jun-07 18:32:01

Harry the Dirty Dog

ktmoomoo Wed 27-Jun-07 18:32:34

dd and ds both loved a book all about going to a zoo to choose a pet, crocodile was to snappy and snake too hissy , but i have forgotten book title

ktmoomoo Wed 27-Jun-07 18:33:29

another book is called FIX IT DUCK

heifer Wed 27-Jun-07 18:35:25

The Very Hungry Caterpiller - Eric Carle
Ten Tiny Tadpoles - Debbie Tarbett
Toes are to Tickle - Shen Roddie, Kady MacDoinald Denton
Guess how much I love you - Sam McBratney

My DD 3.5 loves all the above - has had them quite a while so they may be for younger children, but she still loves them...

Will write some more when I look at the books upstairs (DH reads to her in bed and I have to admit I have no idea what books are up there, as we have been given loads from friends and family)...

Crocky Wed 27-Jun-07 18:38:36

Think ktmoomoo's is Dear Zoo.
We also love Eddie's teddy.

ktmoomoo Wed 27-Jun-07 18:39:32

thats it dear zoo love that book thankyou crocky

Sazisi Wed 27-Jun-07 18:39:35

Hairy Maclary, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Miffy books, and Maisy books. We just got one called 'I'm a Happy Hugglewug' which is cite and popullar with DD2
DD2 loves the Mr Men books but I hate reading them!

PinkChick Wed 27-Jun-07 18:40:01

i personally love the tiger that came to tea

MarshaBrady Wed 27-Jun-07 18:42:28

Just peeked in ds' bedroom and have to add
The Very Hungry Catepillar
Mr Men books

PinkTulips Wed 27-Jun-07 18:42:46

the bold boy

tiger who came to tea

mog books

charlie and lola books

Crocky Wed 27-Jun-07 18:44:49

One ted falls out of bed.

ktmoomoo Wed 27-Jun-07 18:49:02

tweenie books as really colourful

Sazisi Wed 27-Jun-07 18:49:18

I should add 'Where The Wild Things Are', by Maurice Sendak, brilliant book; fun to read and kids adore it

I meant cute and popular

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