Monday, May 7, 2012

Books for Toddlers, Part III

New favorites:

One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova - an adorable story about a girl and her dog heading out for a trip in her canoe and all the other animals that want to come along. 

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle - another great Eric Carle book (our other favorites are The Very Clumsy Click Beetle; Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, said the Sloth; The Very Lonely Firefly; and The Very Quiet Cricket)!  This one encourages readers and listeners to get active and act like animals.  It's impossible to get through without giggling fits!

A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper - a beautiful, quiet story about the things to see on a walk down the block near bedtime.  This book is gorgeously illustrated by the author, and I often find C looking at the pictures on his own and pointing out the things he recognizes.

My Go to Bed Book by Hildegarde Ford - This book was originally published in 1956, and it shows in a lovely, nostalgic way.  C calls it the "boy book" and there's something peaceful and sweet about it.