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It is called Henry's BIG mistake

It is about a duck who is having his friend for dinner.
Well he finds an ant in the kitchen and wants to be rid of it before his guest arrives.
Long story short... his whole house is flooded and it floats away. lol

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My all time favorites from when I was a kid are Go Dog, Go and Puppies Are Like That!.

Other current favorites in our house (at least, of the kids):

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (or any book by Julia Donaldson...DH and I love these as well)
Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton
Mommy's Best Kisses
Postman Pat books (DD2 mostly just likes these for eating...but they are the favorites to eat!)

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anything by Sandra Boynton

our current fave's are Barnyard Dance and Snuggle Puppy

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Hee, I was just coming to start this thread!

Our favourite - both mine and DD's - is called "Each Peach Pear Plum". It's a fairy-tale/nursery-rhyme based book with very detailed pictures and each page is connected to the previous and next one.

"Each Peach Pear Plum, I spy Tom Thumb!" (Tom is hiding in a tree in an orchard)
"Tom Thumb in the cupboard, I spy Mother Hubbard!") (Tom is in plain view, next to a can of dog food that DD finds very exciting, and Mother Hubbard's bum is just visible at the edge of the page.)

...and so on. There is the slightly disturbing bit with Baby Bunting being shot out of a tree (in a basket/cradle) when the littlest of the Three Bears trips and his shotgun goes off, but later on that'll be a good discussion point for gun safety. (In case you're wondering, Baby Bunting is fine, floats peaceably down the stream until he is rescued by the Three Bears, who pick him up and take him off to eat pie with them and everyone else in the story. Don't worry, he looks to be over 6 months at this point.
Also Robin Hood does take a shot at the Wicked Witch with his arrows, but it looks like he misses. All in all, no imaginary characters were harmed by this book.)

We also really like "And You Can Come Too" which is a cute story that is very GD-based. A little girl pushes her sister, her dad gently tells her not to, she hollers "you don't love me any more" and decides to run away. She packs more bags than she can carry, so she tells her little sister that she can come too, and when she gets to the back yard, her dad offers to make her a tent, and they end up spending the afternoon and evening together in the tent, reading stories and eating sandwiches, then the mom comes out with blankets and the whole family sleeps together in the tent. It's such a cute book, and DD likes it because the family dog and cat are hopping around everywhere.

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Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Baby Angels by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Mouse Soup
by Arnold Lobel
mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel

In the night Kitchen!! by Maurice Sendak

Bein' With You This Way by W. Nikola-Lisa and Michael Bryant

My daughter LOVES these books!!!! We have to read them every night!!!

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Though I'm getting really sick of all of our favorite books, these are probably the best ones:
Animalia by Graeme Base--beautiful, realistic pictures of animals and a million things in the pictures for Alex to look for and point out
Ten Apples up on Top by PD Eastman--good rhyming/number fun
Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter--sing song rhythm/rhyming and lots of movements that Alex loves to do
The Little Red Caboose--another one with great pictures with different things to talk about with every reading

Alex asks for Ten Apples and Red Caboose by name.

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Originally Posted by KnitLady View Post
I'd love to hear about your favorites! My favorite is "Breastmilk makes my Tummy Yummy" although ds doesn't care about that book.
Ok, I have to say it! We have this one too, and I really love the message - but the art is horrid!! My dh and I always have a hysterical laughing fit over the last page where the family is in bed together because the mom and dad have the exact same face, just different hair.

Some of ds2's favorites (he's 20 months) are "Everywhere Babies" any of the "Carl" books, and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake."

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Time to Pee! by Mo Willems is ds's favorite right now, although it doesn't seem to encourage ds to try out the potty...

Both dc love Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Thank goodness we've started to read it in French, because after 3 years of reading it in English, I've been going
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As an adult, I
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. Ds (26 months) seems to like it as well because he's not very verbal yet and can relate to poor Trixie's plight of trying to get her dad to understand toddler-ese. (I especially love the page about her going "boneless" because what parent hasn't had that happen?

Welcome with Love by Jenni Overland is hands down one of my personal all time picture book favorites. I read a lot to dd before ds's homebirth.

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What a great thread! Sarah, I am going to look for those books!
And oh, I love the Night Kitchen!! Actually I am a huge M. Sendak fan.
Some of my faves are
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
most S. Boynton
the napping house
most Rosemary Wells, esp My First Mother Goose, and the matching board books,
Mary Englebreit's Baby Booky series (better for babies, I guess)
Dr Suess board books
We also love 10 Apples up on top, but not the board book - it leaves out the most fun part - the big crash at the end!
Time for Bed
Little Bear books (by Else Holmelund Minarik)
Alan Baker's "Rabbit" series
What would you do with a kangaroo by Mercer Mayer
I'll stop now....
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