I love books! I have an extensive library in my room which grows all the time. Mommy and I try to make time for books every day. They are a lot of fun and everyone should have a decent collection of their favourites.
Whenever mommy holds a book, she talks a lot. I like to observe mommy talk. I listen while I watch mommy’s lips. Sometimes I like to move my mouth the same way mommy moves hers but for some reason, no sound comes out when I do it. I can get plenty of sound out of there at other times.
Some books are mostly story with a few pictures for me to look at. Other books are mostly pictures and have very little story. I don’t mind because mommy and I make up out own story from the pictures. Mommy points at things on the page and tells me about them. I like to point at the pictures too.
There are some books that mommy doesn’t let me touch. Those books usually have a lot of story in them. I have to be a good girl while I sit with mommy and listen. Other books have thick pages and mommy lets me play with them. I love to turn the pages like a big girl. It makes me feel like I’m helping and I like to be helpful.
Books are an important part of my day and I can’t imagine being without them. For those who have not discovered a love of books yet, I have complied a list of some of my favourites. Each of these books are great for babies for various reasons. Try out a few and see if your love of books begins to bloom.
1. Sophie La Girafe: First Words
Sophie is an adorable giraffe featured on an entire collection of toys and books. I love the whole series of Sophie books! First Words was my first Sophie book and I am using it to represent the entire collection on this top five list.
These books are relatively small and have extra thick pages. They are perfect for little hands to explore. There isn’t much story, but the simple pictures are great for mommy and I to talk about. The easily recognizable Sophie shows up throughout the book and I love being able to find her.
2. Baby Einstein: Let’s Look
Here is another great book for exploring. This is an oversized book with thick pages that I can turn all by myself. This book is pretty big and my favourite way to explore it is by sitting on the floor next to mommy. It makes it easier for me to truly enjoy.
There is very little story but the colourful pictures are fun to point at. This look and find book gives you items to find on each page. Mommy and I search for the items but we make up some of our own games as well. I like to point out things that I find. I place my finger on the page, look at mommy, and yell Ba!
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I love all my Dr. Seuss books. I am still working on completing my collections. The latest addition was this book which I found under the Christmas tree. I am using this book to represent my entire Dr. Seuss collection.
This is not the kind of book that I get to explore with my hands. I look at the pictures and listen to the story while I sit with mommy on the couch. I generally prefer to get my hands on things, and sometimes I’m still tempted, but Dr. Seuss books have such a melodic flow that I’m almost hypnotized by the story.
4. Duck & Goose
The original Duck & Goose book inspired an entire Duck & Goose series which I am still working on completing. Each book features an individual adventure that Duck & Goose embark on. I am using the original book as a representative of the entire series for this top five list.
These board books are a good size for small hands and the colourful pictures are fun to explore. The stories are simple but cute, and with a positive message in each book. I like that each book features the characters of Duck and Goose. I enjoy being able to find them on the pages of different books.
5. Peter Rabbit
Daddy got me this book before I was even born because he remembered this story from when he was little. It was the first book that mommy ever read to me when I was just a newborn baby. I am now big enough to look at the pictures while mommy tells the story. The pages are too delicate for me to turn on my own, so for this book I need to be on my best behaviour.
My Peter Rabbit book is a part of a box set which contains 23 books about Peter and the other characters in his world. Each story can stand alone, but together they provide a glimpse into the secret lives of bunnies, hedgehogs, squirrels, mice, and other critters. Mommy and I have gone through the entire collection several times and each time we start over, we’re swept away to a different land.
There is my list of top five books. What are some of your favourites?
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February 1, 2017