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#1 of 25 Old 12-18-2001, 09:55 PM - Thread Starter
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We had a great thread on our old board about board books so I thought I'd start a new one for us.

The favorites in our house are Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Brown Bear Brown Bear by Bill Martin and Eric Carle. Those two are bedtime musts!

So what are your favorites???

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ANYTHING Boynton, but his fave right now is Dinosaur's Binket. We read that multiple times each night, and if we pick up another book he'll take it out of our hand and replace it with the Binket book. (he's 11 mo)

The big plus for Boynton books is that they really lend themselves to animated readings, and grownups don't get tired of them as quickly, reading them a dozen times a day sometimes.
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My 7mo. old's favorite is "Moo Baa Lalala" by Sandra Boynton. He smiles and starts bouncing up and down when I read it. I think he likes the animal sounds. I also like "The Foot Book" (Dr. Seuss). It has a lot of rhythm! I like the board book version of it best, the paper version is longer.
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Chica Chica Boom Boom!!! I think I read it at least 20 times a day!
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Goodnight Moon for sure!
My girl also LOVES The Lady With the Alligator Purse, and Baby Faces.
Also Head to Toes and In Between by Sandra Boynton.
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My little guy loves:

~It's Time For Bed by Mem Fox
~Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin (I think) and illustrated by Eric Carle
~Jamberry by Bruce Degen
~Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
~Goodnight Gorilla (can't remember author)
~And now he like 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - we always get stuck on the illustration of the children with "sugar plums dancing in their heads." He loves illustrations and photos of children.

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I love all the one's you mom's have mentioned. Here's a few more:

1.Mama, Do you love me? - Barbara Joosse
2.You are special - Max Lucado
3.Barnyard Dance - Sandra Boynton

And we had one called "Rock, Rock My Baby" when my ds was a baby. He loved it, chewed and drooled on it until it almost fell apart. I have it in a special place now. I even made a song to the book. He is 5 yo and still loves the song.

Warmly~

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I love you as much as

and

Owl Babies
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Each Peach Pear Plum
I Love You Stinky Face
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Anything Sandra Boynton-
Favorite is Moo, Baa, La La La. My 15 month old says lalalala and gets the book for me to read(5+ times).
Also the Going to Bed book

Pippa the dog
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Dr. Seuss's The Foot Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, There's a Wocket in my Pocket. I read them all with sound effects.

7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."
 
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Our Favorites are
Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Anything Sandra Boynton
Owl Babies(my ds used to cry when we read this one)
Mr. Brown Can moo!Can You--Dr. Seuss
my ds loves anything by Byron Barton
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We have so many favorites! After three kids....*I* have my favorites too! LOL

The boys Favoties are:

The waldorf Gerda Muller Books, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Not a board book that I know of, but still a HUGE favorite is Everyone Poops.

Kaitlyn's favs were:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Goodnight Moon
and Jamberry! This my personal favorite!
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"More, More, More, said the Baby" by Vera Williams. Our top #1 book!

 
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We have a load of Maisy Mouse books, but the real hit with our kids is a Japanese series on how to: brush your teath, use the bathroom, potty-train, wash hands before eating, putting on your clothes, getting ready for bed.

Really cute baby animals are used in the books.....

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The anti-Ezzo king
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dd loves :

touch and feel books

chika chika abc

barnyard dance

Are you my mother

and her favorite non board book is
On teh Day you were born
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almost forgot her fav book!!!

Peek a boo zoo!

I have some issues with this book ,though.

The dad is missing from teh adventures, and in the second book, he is only on one page, playing alone (not with the mom and son)

It's hard to find good books that include the whole family.
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Both my boys loved all the Tom Arma books. My second son is just now at 15 months getting into reading and those are always the books that he brings us to read. He loves looking at the babies and seems to enjoy the rhymes.
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Piggies by Don and Audry Wood.

Makes him (10 mos) laugh out loud!
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I am so surprised to see so many of the same books, which makes me think there isnt enough selection out there, or we all have the same great taste in books

My DH loves anything by Sandra Boynton, Dr. Seuss, Audrey and Don Wood(love the illustrations), recently Thomas the train(I find them horribly boring),anything by Margaret wise Brown, curious george!

I must confess I am addicted to buying him board books, but I think it is the one thing a kid cant have too many of, BOOKS gotta love em!!

Love Renee
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Hand, Hand, Fingers Thumb!!! I could read it a hundred times a day (and my kids could listen to it that much).


Dum Ditty Dum Ditty dum dum dum
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Our favorite board book is so sweet, I think I'll share the entire poem with you! Each page has an illustration of a mama & baby animal:

Mama mama ~ by Jean Marzollo

Mama mama, nuzzle hug, I'm your little golden cub

Mama mama, soft as silk, give me warmth and give me milk

Mama mama make me clean, every day the same rountine

Mama mama, play with me, carry me so I can see

Mama mama, hold me tight, we sleep a cozy sleep tonight

Mama mama, you are fine, you are clever, you are mine

(Sigh)

We also love Time for Bed, by Mem Fox/Jane Dyer
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Our favorite board book is so sweet, I think I'll share the entire poem with you! Each page has an illustration of a mama & baby animal:

Mama mama ~ by Jean Marzollo

Mama mama, nuzzle hug, I'm your little golden cub

Mama mama, soft as silk, give me warmth and give me milk

Mama mama make me clean, every day the same rountine

Mama mama, play with me, carry me so I can see

Mama mama, hold me tight, we sleep a cozy sleep tonight

Mama mama, show the way, I am learning every day

Mama mama, you are fine, you are clever, you are mine

(Sigh)

We also love Time for Bed, by Mem Fox/Jane Dyer
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Here are some board books my little one loved:

"Grandfather Twilight" (it has beautiful illustrations and makes a wonderful good-night book)

also, but maybe for a bit older:

"Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon

The Chinaberry catalog has a whole section of board books, new and recommended, and here is a link to uplifting books for pre-school through teen years:

http://www.livingwisdom.org/html/upliftingbooks.htm
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Moo Baa La La La
Cow says moo, sheep says baa, three singing pigs say La La La.
No no you say, that isn't right! Pigs say oink all day and night.
Rhinoscereses snort and snuff and little dogs go ruff ruff ruff.
Some other dogs go Bow Wow Wow, and cats and kittens say meow.
Quack says the duck and a horse says neigh.
It's quiet now, what do you say?

I did that from memory, are you impressed?

((((((Ha Ha Ha)))))))))

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