Like most parents, my husband & I don’t always see eye to eye in our opinions on how to raise our daughter. There are differences in opinions on meal choices, routines & even what she wears. One thing we both have agreed on from the start, was that we wanted to make sure that we read to her & encouraged her to read at an early age.
Our daughter loves books and we read to her everyday. It is interesting to me that even at such a young age, she has certain book preferences, some that are even surprising.
I found this list on Pinterest of the top ten children’s books…
It got me thinking about Mai’s favorite books. Did any of these books make the cut?
Not really. Which books did?
HERE ARE MAI’S TOP TEN
1. As an infant, it wasn’t Eric Carle’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ that we read to Mai while rocking her to sleep it was Carle’s ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’
2.While all of Mai’s friends were grabbing for ‘Goodnight Moon’, it was the
‘Goodnight Gorilla’ that Mai would reach for.
3.And it wasn’t Dr Seuss’s ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ that Mai chose for her mealtime story, it was the Dr’s
‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’
4. ‘ I Like It When’
This is an adorable board book. Mai loved this one & used to act out the actions as we read them. My favorite was “I like it when you hug me tight.” Mommy would receive a wonderful hug complete with an “awwwwwww” from my darling girl.
5 .‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’
This was a favorite of our munchkin. She also liked the similar tale ‘If You Give A Moose A Muffin’
6. ‘Owl Moon’
A lovely book with beautiful illustrations. The story of a father and daughter that go owling. My daughter loved the illustrations in this one. She would squeal and point out all the snowy animals.
7. ‘The Berenstain Bears He Bear She Bear’
Great book that shows the reader that they can do or be anything they want to be and it doesn’t matter if they are a he or she.
8. ‘Ten Little Ladybugs’
This is a cute book to teach counting with..as the ladybugs disappear one by one & reappear home at the end
9. ‘The Napping House’
This is a cute and silly tale with a repetitive style about a house where everyone is napping on top of one another. .a dozing dog on a dreaming boy on a snoring granny.
10. OK! So, I guess one of these did make the cut after all…
‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’
Story of a town that rains food.
Do you see your favorite’s here? Please share your toddler’s favorites.
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Oh, I totally agree! Reading to our little ones is so special. 🙂 I love Goodnight Gorilla! Good choice. 😉 I have so many favorites, oh my word! haha But, Sandra Boyton is near the top, as is Nick Butterworth.
Thank you for your input. We have some Sandra Boyton books, my daughter is an animal lover so she is a good choice. I don’t have any by Nick Butterworth. I will check him out.
I second the Sandra Boyton! Blue Hat, Green Hat is a family favorite and great for beginning “readers.”
Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I guess, I will have to check out more of her books. We only have ‘Philadelphia Chickens’. She is not interested in that one yet.