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Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« on: September 07, 2007, 19:49:02 pm »
Does anyone have any recommendations for books for younger babies?

My DD is around 8 months and is getting interested in books.  She goes over to them in her play area and likes it when I read to her.  We have a few books that she likes... she seems to like ones with babies' pictures like Baby Boo! and short text.  My MIL bought us some Sandra Boynton, but even those lose her attention.

Thanks for suggestions!
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Re: Books for younger babies
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 22:31:36 pm »
When babysitting for a friend I read her DS "Each Peach Pear Plum" and loved it so much I went out and bought it for Sophie!  I bought another by the same authors called "Peepo" - Can't remember their names though  ::)

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Re: Books for younger babies
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007, 04:12:56 am »
There's one called, Let's Go Walking that has a nice cadence to it.  I don't know the author and it's in ds's room (who's asleep, sorry!)  What about books that the words are a song?  The melody should keep her interested.  Pat the Bunny, with the tactile pages is nice, too.
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Re: Books for younger babies
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 16:31:28 pm »
Usbourne touchy feely books have always been a fave here, especially the "That's not my...bunny/puppy/ fairy/tractor". I put them around the room now on the settee and tables and DD crusies and looks at them and touches their pages, they are also really bite proof and sturdy  :)
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Re: Books for younger babies
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007, 17:07:52 pm »
I like the Amazing Baby range.

http://www.amazingbaby.net/

Ella really loves the Amazing Baby, I Love You book.  Lots of black and white pictures of faces.  She will look at it for ages while I read it and the pages are really thick - even for a board book.

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Re: Books for younger babies
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007, 19:38:29 pm »
My son absolutely loooooooved The Backyardigans book (i think that is what it is called too). It is a board book and it is full of bright colors. He still likes reading it but that was his favorite for at least a year.

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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 19:36:00 pm »
When babysitting for a friend I read her DS "Each Peach Pear Plum" and loved it so much I went out and bought it for Sophie!  I bought another by the same authors called "Peepo" - Can't remember their names though  ::)

Just googled it, and the authors are Janet & Alan Ahlberg
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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2007, 19:54:32 pm »
Ooh, ooh, ooh got lots but these are favourites so far.

Set of 4 board books - Poohs Party, Piglets Rainy day, Tiggers Breakfast & Poohs Bees published by Egmont Books Ltd.  You cant go wrong with winnie the pooh!

Set of 4 board books - Noisy Jungle Babies, (Little Elephant, Little Zebra, Little Chimp, Little Lion) all have sound effects, published by Campbell Books

The very lazy ladybird by Isobel Finn & Jack Tickle (Marks & Spencer) pop up suprise at end

Who's in the Loo? by Jeanne Willis & Adrian Reynolds.  Hilarious and LO's like all the animals in it.

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson, Published by Campbell Books, glittery pages, really beautifully illustrated

Grandad by Rachel Elliot, published by Meadowside Childrens Books.  Everyone would love a grandad like this, he really captivates my LO

Cuddle! by Beth Shoshan, published by Meadowside Childrens Books, beautifully illustrated full of toys & animals, lovely poem.

If Big can... I can. by Beth Shoshan by Meadowside Childrens Books.    Nice poem about friendship again lovely illustrations.


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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 08:46:05 am »
Favourites at the moment are:

The Big Red Bath
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Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea (my Mum sent this to me and changed the Mummy's hair colour to mine with a piece of paper, he can't wait to get to the end!)
Both very colourful and fun to read - still!


Hungry Catepillar is also on the hit list - I stick my fingers behind the holes and he follows me, giggling! Right now he's playing with a couple of French lift- the- flap books!
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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2007, 21:28:50 pm »
Some of our family favorites (we have an 11 month old, but she's liked the same books for months):

"I love you through and through"

"Hooray for Fish" by Lucy Cousins, very imaginative and great illustrations, comes in regular book only, but it's so big that our lo acts like it's a movie screen and doesn't realle mess with the pages.

Another fun one is "Pop up a page Nursery Rhymes" no author, but made by Parragon Publishing in the UK.  Great pop ups, and the book was only $5!

Also fun for practicing turning pages, and playing peek-a-boo is "Baby says peekaboo" by DK publishing.

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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2007, 03:25:09 am »
My dd LOVES "Daddy Hugs" and "Mama Hugs" by Karen Katz, we've had them for ages (she's now 22 months) and she doesn't tire of them, they're great because of bright pictures and counting to 10 for later age.

My personal favorites (and she LOVES then too) are "123" and "ABC" by Alison Jay. Again, the colours and pics held her interest when she was younger, now she's interested in repeating the words and numbers. The pictures are brilliant, they tell a story relating to classic stories so I think when she's older it has added features.
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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2007, 19:47:51 pm »
Heres another we just borrowed from Library and I'm going to keep my open for others of same title.  Especially good if you have a cat yourself.  We've had this book for nearly a week and have read it about 20 times already ;)

Mog & Bunny by Judith Kerr, Publishers - Collins Picture Lions


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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 08:10:05 am »
Leorah's favourite book at the moment is "Whose Bottom?", it's a rhyming lift the flap book. She now loves it and squeals with laughter if we pat hers, ours, the dogs or her toys' bums and shout "whose bottom?!". She also loves books with Elmer the patchwork elephant and "that's not my puppy", we have stuck a picture of our dog in the back page that says "that's my puppy" and every day she gets as excited as the first time!
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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2007, 17:48:26 pm »
My dd loved the poppy cat series & the maisy mouse series.

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Re: Books for babies up to 2 years - can you recommend one?
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2007, 21:21:15 pm »
Leorah loves Poppycat too,DH reads Goodnight Poppycat to her everynight and then puts his finger to his lip and says "sshh" and tonight as they got to the end of the book L put her finger to his lip and lisped "tthh"  ;D
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