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Your favourite books for 2-3 yo

54 replies

Maalia · 05/08/2014 06:32

What did you and your DCs love at that age? My DS loves colourful books with a good rythm. TIA!

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preggersbycheggers · 05/08/2014 06:37

Goodnight Digger
Any of the Julia Donaldson books
The little red train series
Any Oliver Jeffers
Tales from Acorn Wood series

schmalex · 05/08/2014 06:44

My DS is currently enjoying Elmer, There's a Shark in my Bath, Mrs McCready was Ever So Greedy, Dig Dig Digging and Pandamonium at Peak Zoo.

GiantGraspingCeramicFist · 05/08/2014 06:48

To add to the above:

Shark in the dark
Miaow said the cow
Mr Men books
The great dog bottom swap

Adviceonseizures · 05/08/2014 06:52

Ten little pirates
Green eggs and ham

Adviceonseizures · 05/08/2014 06:55

My three year old also likes The big red bath and The big yellow digger books. But three little pirates is by far his favourite. He also prefers books with a rhyme.

Ladyofthehouse · 05/08/2014 06:57

Bear hunt is a firm favourite here! Also hungry caterpillar. But mine really live the old fairy tales.....rapunzel, hansel and gretel, beauty and the beast etc

lanbro · 05/08/2014 06:59

Loving the Hairy McClary books at the moment, and I enjoy reading them. Also, a big fan of Bear Hunt but she watches the dvd at my dps.

ShanghaiDiva · 05/08/2014 07:09

All Julia Donaldson
Blue kangaroo
Each peach pear plum
Vegetable glue
Hairy mcclary

preggersbycheggers · 05/08/2014 09:52

Oh I forgot The great dog bottom swap, Giant Grasping. Great book. We also The Great Sheep shenanigan which is also good.
DS age 3 is just getting into Mr Men too.

JuniperTisane · 05/08/2014 09:57

DS1 liked all of these (ds2 is only 19months). To add some others of ours:

Mog series
Hugless Douglas
Wow said the Owl
Postman Pat Hmm
Stomp Dinosaur Stomp
Commotion in the Ocean
Any and all books containing a digger, tractor, race car, plane, helicopter, fiction or fact etc etc etc

Cherrypi · 05/08/2014 10:02

Quentin Blake books especially Mr Magnolia. He also likes some rhyming books about transport from the book people. They are American but very factual. I'm learning new things about farming, trucking etc.

Lucked · 05/08/2014 10:13

Kippers birthday
A squash and a squeeze
The little princess books esp I want my potty
Postman pat/ thomas books
Goodnight digger
Ten in the bed

We have an old Little Miss book of mine which he likes so I may try Mr Men.

We went through a bear hunt phase but it seems to have passed.

There really are some awful kids book out there, it is soul destroying when they take to one and you have to read it again and again.

Maalia · 06/08/2014 08:52

Thanks for your recommendations! That should keep us busy for a good while!

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beccajoh · 06/08/2014 08:53

Anything by Shirley Hughes.

vestandknickers · 06/08/2014 09:00

Totally agree with anything Julia Donaldson and Oliver Jeffers and the Hairy McClary books.

Mine also loved this one

happypotamus · 09/08/2014 08:21

At 3.3yrs DD's favourites seem to be
Fairy tales (we have various versions)
Mr Men books (I hate these)
Mog stories (I love these)

I just asked her what her favourite book is, and she replied 'Rosie's Babies' which we were given recently. I do like that book, and can imagine her coming out with some of the stories Rosie does.

zgaze · 09/08/2014 08:45

We love the Frog books by Max Velthuijs, only discovered them recently but both my 2 & 4 year olds adore them.

SickOfAnts · 09/08/2014 09:14

Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

A firm favourite in this house.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer · 11/08/2014 18:33

The Snail and the Whale
Monkey Puzzle
Night Monkey, Day Monkey
One Ted Fell Out of Bed
How to Hide a Lion
Pumpkin Soup
Peace At Last
All the Mr Men books

dsteinway · 11/08/2014 20:18

Chris haughton's books are big faves, don't rhyme but pictures are brilliant. Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson too.

dsteinway · 11/08/2014 20:19

@happypotamus I hate Mr men too!

Nowabruptly · 11/08/2014 22:44

My 3 year old daughter is really into the Roald Dahl books - - Matilda, Charlie and choc factory etc. She doesn't understand it all but finds the language quite hypnotic I think.

Ashvis · 12/08/2014 06:40

The Pete The Cat books. My son loves them in a big way. We have I Love My White Shoes and Four Groovy Buttons. He goes around quoting the button book all day, and my friend's little girl sings the song from the shoes book to everyone she meets. Super cute. Both have great songs and a good message for kids. Put Pete The Cat into YouTube and you can see the author reading those two. Big yy to day monkey, night monkey!
Tiger who came to tea
Dear zoo
I love you through and through
Killer gorilla (much less scary than it sounds)
Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball (gorgeous illustrations, beautiful rhyming, and the kids can do everything the little wombat does)
Darkness slipped in
The slow dog/fast fox books
Run, run, it's scary poo!
Dog blue
Hooray for fish

Now planning to read to my toddler all morning...

shanewayne · 12/08/2014 07:28

Jack and the flum flum tree- it has our dc's in stitches.
the mog books- bother bother bother that cat!
and the tiger that came to tea

Ashvis · 12/08/2014 08:21

I forgot Click Clack Moo and all of the other books in that series by Doreen Cronin. Hilarious.
My wee man loves The Octonauts And The Frown Fish. All the other Octonauts books are good too but that's the favourite.
Apple Pie ABC and Aliens Love Underpants are good too.

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