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PeaNut 3,169
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:47:32 PM
My daughter in law is having a shower and has requested to bring a book for the baby girl...any suggestions/favorites?

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:53:45 PM
Goodnight Moon
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:53:47 PM
an older dr suess book--mcelligot's pool or a book of nursery rhymes

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:54:23 PM
The Going to Bed Book

I STILL have it memorized and my baby is 8

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:56:56 PM
Time for Bed by Mem Fox. The illustrations are beautiful and it was my favorite bedtime book.

Anything by Sandra Boyton. The cadence of her books is genius.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:57:39 PM
Brown bear brown bear
My three could "read" it almost as soon as other talked because we read it so much

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:59:41 PM
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:02:53 PM
Anything Eric Carle. Also *i Ain't Gonna Paint No More*


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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:27:06 PM
Guess How Much I Love You written by Sam Mc Bratney (but I have special voices )

and just about anything by Sandra Boynton


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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:45:08 PM
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Anything by Dr. Seuss, but The Eye Book has been a favorite lately for DS.
We also love reading the Giving Tree lately.

DS is three, if that helps. As a baby he loved, loved, loved the Boynton books (still does, but he now wants longer books) as well as Sheep In A Jeep.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:05:29 PM
Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton. My 6 year old still loves it!!!

And really, like others have said, anything else by Sandra Boynton...


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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:12:14 PM
I'll Love You Forever (though it is about a boy, it can translate to a girl too)


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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:15:19 PM
Snuggle Puppy! If my ds started to cry, all I had to do was say "Snuggle puppy of mine, everything about your is especially fine" and he would be smiling and laughing. He is nine now---doesn't quite work the same way, unfortunately.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:17:25 PM

Snuggle Puppy! If my ds started to cry, all I had to do was say "Snuggle puppy of mine, everything about your is especially fine" and he would be smiling and laughing. He is nine now---doesn't quite work the same way, unfortunately.
I read/sang that to my boys starting about 5 or 6 years ago.

I am still singing part of it to them every night as part of their tuck in routine (and they are not 8 and 11)

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:31:49 PM
Not a Box has been a favorite of ours for awhile.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:40:02 PM
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Anything in the board book series by Leslie Patricelli--Tubby, Binky, No No Yes Yes--I just love the adorable baby in the illustrations

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Posted: 2/7/2013 10:58:50 PM
Moo, Baa, La La La, by Sandra Boyton.

So. Many. Giggles.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:01:37 PM
Love love Snuggle Puppy and Going to Bed Book by Boynton.

Time for bed
Goodnight moon
Goodnight gorilla
Hungry Caterpillar
Runaway Bunny
I love you as much

Hmmmm, so many favorites

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:03:42 PM
Some of our favorites:

Board books:

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Blue Hat, Green Hat (very few words but illicits oodles of giggles!)

Picture Books:
The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss
Chrysanthemum and everything else by Kevin Henkes (this book is especially cute if your granddaughter will have an uncommon name)
Pete the Cat -I Love My White Shoes

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:12:11 PM
Blue Hat, Green Hat is awesome.

Also the "That's Not My.." series.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:15:21 PM

Anything by Sandra Boyton. The cadence of her books is genius.

She has been mentioned again and again on thus thread,

Some of our favorites by her are:
Night, Night Little Pookie
Little Pookie
Dinosaur's Binkit
Going to Bed Book

We also love her bath time books.

I also love Guess How Much I Love You - we found ones for each season when we were in the UK...I think you can probably find them on amazon too.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:20:19 PM

Moo, Baa, La La La, by Sandra Boyton

This is what I give at showers. DD loved it even as an infant.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:27:19 PM
My kids' favorite read aloud book was "We're Going On A Bear Hunt".

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:42:22 PM
Holly Pond Hill: A Child's Book of Christmas ~ it's my very, very, very favorite! DD is 10 and I was just quoting it to her again tonight. Absolutely precious. ]

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:56:32 PM
I just added a bunch o these books to my amazon wish list in hopes of a grandbaby to read to someday! It's been a long time since I read aloud to a child, I sure miss that. My kids books are packed up but I loved the Seuss books, loved the rhythm of them.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:37:53 AM
The Day the Babies Crawled Away...especially sweet if there's an older sibling.

Love the Lorax for older kids...she will need these too

I found a book for my cousin called "Boss Baby"...too funny

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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:27:42 AM
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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:25:00 AM
An oldie but a goodie Golden Book

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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:45:34 AM
Both my boys loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom when they were toddlers. As babies, Goodnight Moon.



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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:10:20 AM
snowy day - jack erza keats
hands, hands, finger, thumb - dr suess i think (and i HATE dr suess - DD loved this book so much, it was worth it!)
harold and the purple crayon

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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:21:42 AM
"Where the Wild Things Are."


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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:07:07 AM
Any of the Hairy Maclary book
Anything by Pamela Allen
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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:14:33 AM
Going to bed Boynton book, it was the first book that ds memorized.

Chicka-chicka boom, boom.

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Grandfather Twilight this book has the most lovely. soothing drawings.

Ds liked Madeline as well.



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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:18:49 AM
Goodnight Moon
Anything Dr. Suess.

My kids liked the rhyming books the most when they were really little. Especially for bed time reading.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:41:20 AM
Anything by Sandra Boyton.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:00:17 AM
At the toddler age, we also read aloud the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer - there's lots of them out, so cute - my kids would love to find the little spider on almost every page.

I also agree with many of the other choices on this thread ... it's a nice walk down memory lane!

We STILL read aloud as a family and really enjoy it. We've read the Harry Potter series several times over the years ... it's like being in a book club but discussing it all "live" vs after the fact. Currently we're reading aloud the Maze Runner series, for older kids for sure.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:04:30 AM
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Where's My Binkit. And anything by Eric Carle.

I'm glad my kids are apparently spacing out the grandkids so I get to enjoy those books for years and years.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:28:08 AM
Both my kids loved "Knuffle Bunny" and "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems. What a great shower idea!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:32:09 AM
Old Hat, New Hat - both of my kids LOVED that book!

They also liked the Sandra Boynton books.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:39:57 AM
Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions.....looks like lots to choose from and also to build her library up with!


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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:50:23 AM

You could start her Dr. Seuss collection. Never knew a kid who didn't love those.

My 6yo DD has never liked Dr. Seuss - none of them, though I've tried. I loved Dr. Seuss as a kid.

Neither of us like Eric Carle books, though they are popular. I don't like the illustrations.

Sandra Boynton is great, and so is Goodnight Moon or any of the 'Give a Mouse a Cookie", etc books. She loves Fancy Nancy books too.

We've recently gotten some of the Skippyjon Jones books (would be for 5-6+ yo)- we both crack up laughing when reading them.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:09:12 AM
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - love that one. DD randomly quotes from this one all the time (so do DH and I)

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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:34:37 AM
Little Bunny's Sleepless Night - I loved doing special voices on that one. Once my kids had it memorized, they would "read it" to me, and they would use the same voices I had used.

It's for toddlers, really, a little old for babies. Still, it's a fun book.

Congrats on the baby girl!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:05:48 AM

I have this idea pinned, and I used it for a shower last year. It was a hit.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:56:06 PM
What Baby Wants and Rattletrap Car both by Phyllis Root are big hits in our house!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:34:16 PM
Sheep in a Jeep
and any of Sandra Boynton's books are favorites here

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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:27:53 PM
Jamberry! It's awesome.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:09:15 PM
Hairy McLeary from Donaldsons Dairy - Lynley Dodd

It's a NZ book. Awesome rythym. Available on amazon.
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