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?