Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Favorite Books

Emma is just now getting to the point where she'll sit still for longer than 2 seconds and let you read her a book. It's a nice place to be.

We definitely have some favorites in the household. Emma has some favorites. And I have a few that I particularly like to read because they are so catchy.

Emma LOVES "Snuggle Puppy" and "Pajama Time" by Sandra Boynton. If you say "It's pajama time" she immediately replies "yeah, yeah." She also loves lifting the flaps while I read "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell.

I love to read to her "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom" by Bill Martin, "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney, and "Let's Dance, Little Pookie" by Sandra Boynton.

We definitely hope she grows up a lover of books.

What are some of your favorites?


  1. This age is so much fun! Hope you have settled in to your new place! Can't believe you are already in your 3rd trimester! Good Luck!

  2. Boynton's 'Going to Bed Book' and 'Wynkin, Blinkyn, and Nod' get a lot of time. Also, 'The Little Engine That Could' and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar.'

    And 2nd 'Llama, Llama, Red Pajama' and 'Pajama Time.'

    We've also been given a few books which just don't work for either of us - I don't like reading them and they don't hold Little One's interest visually or aurally.

  3. The Belly Button book by Boynton. My DD also loves "I love you stinkyface" and "on the night you were born". Plus, anything with puppies in it and the sesame street first board books. She is a book fiend, so we have a ton.

  4. 'Going to bed book' for sure. She loves "peek a who", but I think she'll be growing out of it soon.

  5. We just got a bunch of (used) Jan Brett books....sometimes my daughter will sit still for a book and sometimes she won't....I can't wait until she does.

  6. We're on a Eric Carle kick right now. Sam's favs are The Very Busy Spider (because he likes to make the animal noises) and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Anna likes The Very Hungry Caterpillar because she likes to stick her fingers in the holes. Other favs right now are 10 Wriggly, Wiggly Caterpillars, and the Peek-a-... books by by Marie Torres Cimarusti. We actually have to hide Peek-a-Moo and Peek-a-Bloom, or they won't let us put them down without a temper tantrum!

    I like Llama, Llama Red Pajama too. :)

  7. absolute all time favorite book is, on the day you were born by debra frasier.

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