The Going to Bed Book – We read this book every night, and it’s always the last one before bedtime. Once he hears the opening lines, he usually tries to lay down in my lap.
On the Night You Were Born – This one is more for mama. I usually can’t get through it without choking up. It’s a very sweet book about how special he is because he’s “the one and only, ever” Conor.
Is Your Mama a Llama? – Great rhymes – I think the rhythm of it really keeps his attention. He also seems very interested in the illustrations and likes pointing to the suns.
Snuggle Puppy – His first Sandra Boynton book and still a favorite.
Five Little Ladybugs – An abbreviated version of “Ten Little Ladybugs.” Conor likes books with interesting things to feel and always touches the ladybugs while we’re reading this one. When we get to the last page, I can tell he’s really studying the ladybugs’ home!
I’m Just a Baby Pterodactyl – I picked up this one for a buck at JoAnns and it may be one of the the best dollars I’ve ever spent. The story is very sweet and he really likes the googley Pterodactyl eyes.
(The book doesn’t look nearly that creepy in real life. Not sure why it looks like the pterodactyl is wearing transitions lenses…)
That’s Not My Bear – Another book with interesting things to touch. He’s particularly fond of the bear on the cover and it’s squashy nose.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Like all Eric Carle books, this one is bright and colorful. This is one of my favorites, too!
Dinosaur’s Binkit – One more Sandra Boynton, but a bit different than most of her board books. Lots of touchy feeley parts and flaps to lift.
I’ll have lists of Conor’s Top Ten Toys, Albums, Places, and Things That Make Mama Happy soon!