When Red Chief first started showing interest in books, I became fascinated by what would catch a one-year-old's interest. Babies are so quirky and unpredictable; I soon decided that any author who could write something that appeals to them is fairly amazing.
Here are a few of our favorites. Next week I will share some books that appeal to him now, at eighteen months.
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt. First of all, there's lots to feel. Second, the subject matter appeals to children. Mommy and Daddy make appearances, as well as a fuzzy rabbit. Red Chief liked this one so much that he actually destroyed it! Ate it up, literally. It was definitely worth the mileage we got out of it in church.
Peek-a-Moo by Bernard Most. Peek-a-boo with a cow? Red Chief was sold immediately. We picked this book up at a thrift store; it's out of print. It's lots of fun and I would highly recommend it.
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton. This was Red Chief's number one favorite for a long time. It has a great rhythm and lots of animal sounds. Sandra Boynton has written lots of fun books for this age group.
Mother Goose. These classic rhymes always appeal to children. They love bouncing up and down to the rhythm. Red Chief enjoys the illustrations in this edition by Mary Engelbreit, but his favorite nursery rhyme is "A Farmer Went Trotting upon His Grey Mare," which isn't in this edition.
What books do your young children enjoy?
(Image credits to Amazon.)