My almost 2.5 year old has memorized dozens of books (English is our only language) and sits for hours, literally, with his books, flipping the pages and "reading" the stories. It's very cool. But, I also think it's rather unusual. He has this amazing love for books, and reading is our main activity from 5-7:30 pm. After that time, he's on is own to read because I'm tired from working all day and reading to him for hours when I get home. His favorites are actually the Little Golden Books, all of them! Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel is also a big one right now, and lotsa poetry books by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, because he loved the silliness and the ryhming language. He's just a total book worm. And he makes up his own stories (tonight it was about "an egg that wouldn't hatch). It's so much fun, isn't it?