There is nothing like having a young child crawl up in your lap for story time. The best books of all are those chunky little board books that are just right for chubby hands. The colorful illustrations help a child to make the story her own by encouraging her to “read” the story to you.
BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
By Bill Martin Jr./Eric Carle
BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE? is a classic storybook with colorful pictures of different animals. The book is set to a jingle, and introduces young children to various colors.
“Green Frog, Green Frog, what do you see?
I see a purple cat looking at me.”
MOO MOO, BROWN COW
By Jakki Wood
Colorful pictures of animals and a delightful story, MOO MOO, BROWN COW is loved by the youngest “reader”. Each animal is asked by a kitty if they have any babies. The counting story introduces sounds animals make and the kind of babies they have, as well as colors.
“Cluck cluck, orange hen, have you any chicks?
Yes kitty, yes kitty, six noisy chicks”
I LOVE YOU MORE
By Laura Duksta
Duksta’s flip-sided book, with colorful pictures that appeal to young children, I LOVE YOU MORE are a story about how much a little boy loves his mother. When you reach the middle, just flip it over and start at the back for more ways he loves his mother.
“I love you higher than the highest swing ever swung.
I love you sweeter than the sweetest song ever sung.”
BIG DOG…LITTLE DOG
By P.D. Eastman
BIG DOG…LITTLE DOG is a colorfully illustrated book of opposites written in story form.
“When they walked in the rain,
Fred was wet…
and Ted was dry.”
This book is sure to delight young book lovers.
THE NOSE BOOK
By Al Perkins
Charming and colorfully illustrated, this is a book of noses and the jobs they do every day. They come in every size, shape, and color. This book will bring giggles from young readers.
“I see a nose on every face.
I see noses every place!”
Next time you’re at the bookstore, check out some of these darling board books for the little ones in your life.