What are your favourite toddler books?

(45 Posts)
Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 21:23:17

My son has just turned two and he loves reading, which I'm really pleased about as I love reading too and now I can enjoy all the kids books again smile. What are your and your toddlers favourites? We love the two books by Chris Haughton Lost and Oh No George. A new favourite is when Once they were giants which I thought might be too old but he loves. He loves Toddle Waddle and the woodland friends Julia Donaldson books esp.Postman Bear. He also loves a mr tumble book that we got given though I am not so keen, very repetitive. I love dogger but think it's a bit old for him as lots of words but he does like some of the pictures. He also likes the 100 words style books which are a bit boring for me! Oh and we both love Goodnight Moon. He shows no interest in 'We're going on a bear hunt' which is meant to be a real favourite. Interested to hear other people's favourites.

notnowbernard Wed 06-Nov-13 21:30:01

Not Now Bernard grin

Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 21:34:20

Never heard of that one, going to look it up....

Bunnychan Wed 06-Nov-13 21:35:09

Peace at last, rumble in the jungle & commotion in the ocean.

GooFawkes Wed 06-Nov-13 21:37:26

Dear Zoo
Room on the broom
Peepo
Each peach pear plum
Although aimed at older children, at this age my son loved Dr Seuss

GooFawkes Wed 06-Nov-13 21:38:16

Oh, and Clovis

Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 21:41:08

I've not heard of those bunnychan but like most of the GooFawkwes books. We've never got Peepo though, is it worth getting now or is it aimed at younger children?

Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 21:42:12

Don't know Clovis either. This is great, lots of new ideas. The bookshops always seem to have the same ones.

Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 21:43:32

I can't find Clovis on Amazon. Who it by?

tshirtsuntan Wed 06-Nov-13 21:44:20

Owl babies, tiger that came to tea, snow bears and a second vote here for not now Bernard grin

tshirtsuntan Wed 06-Nov-13 21:45:54

"Said Bernard's mother" gringrin

Thurlow Wed 06-Nov-13 21:47:05

Not Now Bernard, Peebo, and I Took the Moon for a Walk are the favourites in this house. Peebo will last for ages, DD adores it (and particularly likes it if I narrate our day in the Peebo style) and it's got very detailed pictures that they can look at and try and name objects.

Each Peach fucking Pear Plum is also good, but it really gets on my wick...

Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs are great too. The Book People were doing 14 books for £15 recently.

Matsikula Wed 06-Nov-13 21:49:27

I love love love owl babies . Also the Alfie books, and Richard Scary were/are big favourites.

wiltingfast Wed 06-Nov-13 21:50:36

The very hungry caterpillar
The tiger who came to tea
The gruffalo
Anything with flaps esp if there's a mirror at the end!
The train ride
Walking through the jungle
Naughty bus
Knuffle bunny
Don't let the pigeon drive the bus

Sometimes I try and read more traditional stuff with them (dc are 2 and 4) but little red riding hood is a bit shockingly gorey! I used to love childen's poems - grasshoper green is a comical chap, come into my parlour said the spider to the fly etc but they don't seem to go down so well... I'll keep trying though!

wiltingfast Wed 06-Nov-13 21:51:46

Hated hated HATEd that bear hunt one!

wiltingfast Wed 06-Nov-13 21:52:53

Don't get the not now bernard one either, isn't it a bit grim?!

nancerama Wed 06-Nov-13 21:52:56

Anything Julia Donaldson.

Oliver Jeffers books are brilliantly ridiculous

I love the dark humour of "I want my hat back"

The good little wolf is great too

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Wed 06-Nov-13 21:54:01

The Snail and the Whale (Donaldson)
The Queens Knickers
Stuck (Oliver Jeffers)

LegoAcupuncture Wed 06-Nov-13 21:54:06

shhh! is a firm favourite in this house.

And most of Julia Donaldson books.

Kalyke Wed 06-Nov-13 21:54:24

We're huge Julia Donaldson fans, but also going down well at the minute are:

Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?
Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?
The very hungry caterpillar.
Billy's bucket.
Meg and mog
Big red bath

pootlebug Wed 06-Nov-13 21:59:09

Ouch in my pouch
Lots of Julia Donaldson
The 'Goodnight Baby: tuck all the babies into their beds' book for bedtime.

Vijac Wed 06-Nov-13 22:00:35

Oh yes the hungry caterpillar is a BIG favourite hear too. I love the one about the chameleon by Eric carle and have still got it but he's not so bothered so far. Also love snail and the whale but not so keen on the busker cat one. So many suggestion here, I think we may need a new house, or lots of money for overdue library books (knowing me!).

CatL Wed 06-Nov-13 22:25:07

Anything by Julia Donaldson - I think Monkey Puzzle was an early favourite, but love them all.
Tiger who came to Tea
Mog
Bear Snores On (great for reading aloud)
My daughter loves her set of 'Numberlie' books, although I am sick of them!
Dear Zoo
Giraffes Can't Dance
Hungry Caterpillar
That's When I'm Happy
I love you Little Monkey
When the Dragons Came

Oh, so many!!

The Clovis book is The Loudest Roar by Thomas Taylor.

Mr Pusskins and Christopher Nibble are favourites here.

MrsMarigold Wed 06-Nov-13 23:13:59

We love Chris Haughton too, but Dogger is also a real hit and recently we've been enjoying Katie Morag, Maisy, Mog, Hairy MacClary and slinky Malinky books.

We also have this book Eyes, Nose, Toes Peekaboo which he loves as well as Pip and Posy (I never enjoy them but he loves them).

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