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#1 Leapstar

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

I need to update Declan's library as we are both getting bored.

We have lots of books but many are now a bit babyish and he has outgrown them.

He loves rhymes and silliness, but also loves fire engines, ambulances, police cars etc.
He also enjoys the "hungry caterpillar" type stories too.

I am thinking of quality rather than quantity. The last lot I bought him were quite colorful and cheap but lacked in the quality of the text. I really want books to draw him in and engage him.

The book depositry is calling smile.gif

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:12 PM

I'm not sure whether I'm going to talk about Eddie's favourite books or mine biggrin.gif

He loves pretty much anything, but especially much more wordy things with rhymes!

Our favourites at the moment are:

Peepo, Each Peach Pear plum and anything else by Janet and Allen Ahlberg - great rhyme, amazing illustration, and lots of details for him to discover as he grows up.

Mog the Forgetful Cat and others in the series - Judith Kerr. We were given two and he loves them - we went to buy a third last week and as soon as he saw it in the shop he wouldn't let go!

Edward the Emu! Given to him because of his name, but great rhyme

Possum Magic

Hairy Mclairy and others in that series - great rhyme and sounds

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!! This is great for interaction and silly voices!
Great (or big?) Bear Hug - or maybe I love this more than him biggrin.gif
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

We love (meaning me first and then AB)
The Tiger who came to Tea
The Gruffalo
Where the wild things are
Wombat books - Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
Possum Magic
Guess How Much I love you
Hippos go berserk


Umm... there are lots of others but I can't remember their names! I'll have to look in her bookcase we have a lot and Daddy does most bedtime stories smile.gif


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

Oooh saw a lot of them on the favorites list! Thanks Louisa smile.gif

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

at the moment we love:

- Who's nose and toes.

- Peely Wally (I love this book more than DD i think wub.gif )

- The Confident Little Lion

- Where's the green sheep?

and anything else new and borrowed from the library, although yesterday we borrowed a few new books, mummy did not read then prior to taking them home, got home went to read them.. Little bit scary!!! laugh.gif
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

Bear Hunt!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Our favourites are:
- Class Two at the Zoo
- Duck in the Truck- and other Jez Alborough's
- Anything by Julia Donaldson
- Richard Scarry - Busytown
- Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

There's bags more but I can't think of them right now.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

QUOTE(flowerrose @ Aug 7 2012, 12:04 AM) View Post

Our favourites are:
- Class Two at the Zoo
- Duck in the Truck- and other Jez Alborough's
- Anything by Julia Donaldson
- Richard Scarry - Busytown
- Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

There's bags more but I can't think of them right now.


Oooh I love Richard Scarry - have a look out for What Do People Do All Day. It's a massive book, with a story per double-page, with SOOO much detail on every page. It covers all the main characters doing specific things - one works in a bakery, another is a corn farmer, there's one where they're building a new road in town. I probably read it from when I was 2 to about 11 or something, and then for nostalgia's sake every few years until I was/am, um, 34 ph34r.gif biggrin.gif

Where is the Green Sheep is very popular here, including actions and music and silly voices.

Diary of a Wombat and sequels.

Beatrix Potter - never too early to start - the most simple ones have very little text, up to Samuel Whiskers and Little Pig Robinson which are almost novellas.

Harry The Dirty dog and sequels - I loved these when I was little wub.gif

The other one we're really enjoying is The Baby's Catalogue by Allen and Janet Ahlberg. No story, just heaps of pictures of different aspects of a baby's life - it kind of has 5 different families pictured on each page - there is a page of all the prams, and one of them all having baths, and one of toys, and things in the garden etc. It's great for pointing and naming things and then working out who belongs to who.



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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

Some of ours have been listed here, but we also love:

Kisses for Daddy
Maisy Books
Dr Seuss (mine loves rhyme and silly words too - a big hit at our place!)
Pamela Allen books
Wombat stew
Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
Edward/edwina emu

Will have to think I know there's more! Not sure if you have come across them but Australia Post quite often has really good and cheap book packs of some of these (Pamela Allen, Dr Seuss)
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:03 AM

Eeek my shopping basket is now at $85!!!

I think that might be enough for now tongue.gif

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:05 AM

Please take a photo of the haul when they arrive! I wub.gif books.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

Hattie and the Fox
Giraffes Can't Dance
I know a Rhino
Muddy Paws
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

At the moment:

Spot Books
Grug Books
Where is the green sheep?


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

Meg and Mog (how could I forget those?!)

Leapstar - have you tried your local library. The books I've purchased have tended to be favourites we've borrowed previously so I know we'll all like them. The ones in our area also do rhyme time/ story times, which my kids love and it gets us out of the house chatting to other mums.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:50 PM

In our house at the moment it's all about Dr Seuss - Green eggs and ham, One fish two fish red fish blue fish, Fox in socks...

and oh, he quite likes Bigger Digger (it has a pop up at the end) and I say it all the time in here, but he adores wonky donkey (he adores... i adore... whatever, we read it biggrin.gif)

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