Natalie's Favorite Books

Natalie's Favorite Books. 
1. Wiggle, by Taro Gomi - This book is awesome because you put your finger in the hole and shake the cat's tail, or the chameleon's tongue, or the elephant's trunk. Natalie gets a kick out of it, and doesn't get that it's my finger so she's always trying to grab it and put in her mouth, or she's trying to figure out how it works. It's hilarious.

2. The Foot Book, by Dr. Seuss - She finds this book hilarious, and when I start reading she always bends down and points to her feet.

3. Open the Barn Door, by Christopher Santoro - Natalie loves lifting the flaps in this book to reveal the animals and hearing me make the various animal sounds. This is the book that taught her "moo", "duck," and "woof"

4. Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell - This was given as a gift from a friend who's baby also loves this book. Natalie really likes it too. I don't know if it's the owl's big eyes, or the dark colors in the book, but she stays captivated longer with this book than most.

5. Dear Zoo, by Rod Campbell - Another great flap-up book that teaches her about different animals.

6. Night Night Little Pookie, by Sandra Boynton  - If I start reciting this one when I go upstairs (I have the whole book memorized), she goes over to the book shelf and brings it to me. She's been gravitated to this book since she was just a few months old, and I always read this one at least once before bed every night.

7. Snuggle Puppy, by Sandra Boynton - There is a song that goes along to the text of this book, if you youtube it. It's really cute - she really seems to like the Sandra Boynton books.

8. Five Little Ladybugs, by Melanie Gerth - Very cute little counting book.

9. I love my Daddy, by Giles Andreae - She loves this book, of course, it's about her daddy!

All of these are board books. I have a ton of other books I want to read with her, but they aren't board books and she's already ripped enough pages out of the regular books for me to know that I need to wait before introducing them back into the rotation.

What are your little one's favorite books at the moment?


  1. Natalie is a smart Little One. Just like her Mom! The research on the benefits of reading to infants and toddlers is solid. How great that you read to her every day!

    1. i love when she brings books to me to read, it's the cutest.

  2. I totally hear you on the board book thing. O loves the Sandra Boynton books too. Her favorites are "The going to bed book" and "Hippos go Bezerk". Her other favorite has always been Brown Bear. She is obsessed with the "children" page, haha. Love that our babies like to read :)

    1. oh I'll have to look out for those two Sandra Boynton books - love that they love to read too - two future Wagner Scholars in our midst :)

  3. Wait so there's actually a song that goes along with Snuggle Puppy? We are obsessed with that book, but I think I made the song up in my head. I'll have to see if it matches!

    1. YES!!! check it out and you won't be able to get the song out of your head. You're welcome :)


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