I love that my little guy is a total bookworm, but sometimes I feel that if I have to read the same book one more time, I might lose it. Last night, I think I actually had a dream about the Little Blue Truck.
That being said, I get just as excited as Ben (if not more) when he gets a new book. Eureka! New material! After the last meeting of my
wine book club, I got the feeling I am not the only mother who might occasionally hide a favorite book for a couple of weeks just to “give it a break”, since we spent more time swapping names of our favorite kids’ books than we actually spent on discussing our book selection.
Here are some of the current favorites in our household right now:
Tickle Monster by Josie Bissette. LOVE this interactive book, but maybe not the best bedtime book, since there is lots of tickling that is likely to get the wee ones riled up.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. This is probably the longest-standing favorite book in our house. Far better than the sequel, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way.
Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. A Classic. (Also good for introducing colors and prepositions!)
Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell. I personally have to stifle a groan every time Ben reaches for this one from his bookshelf. (I feel the storyline just jumps around a bit too much.) I think he has a crush on Emily Elizabeth.
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones by Claire Freedman. This one IS perfect for right before bedtime: a soothing tone and lots of pretty pics.
Ben Loves Bear by David McPhail. Okay, so Ben hasn’t actually seen this one yet I bought it to give to him on Thursday in lieu of Valentine’s candy. I just think it’s exciting anytime a character in a book has the same name as your child
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. This one is actually en route to our house right now (gotta love Amazon!). I was visiting my friend in Maine a few months ago, and read this book to her daughter…such a cute story (and her daughter was captivated).
So there you have it, a few of the books currently in circulation at our house. PLEASE: Chime in with yours favs- I’m ALWAYS looking for a page-turner!!