We love books in our house, well me and C do, M isn’t really a fan. At the tender age of 21 and a half months, C must own at least 100 books, probably more. Is that excessive? They’re spread between the living room and her bedroom at the moment but I really must get a proper bookshelf sorted for her.
She has her favourites; Dear Zoo was an early one and she can just about ‘read’ it herself now, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is another and she knows a lot of the words to this one too.
We’re moving away from board books now that she can be trusted with paperbacks and have found a whole new world in our local library. I’ve taken C to the library from being quite young but, unfortunately, they haven’t got a very large selection of board books so we didn’t go too often. Now that we are taking home the paperback books she has shelves and shelves to pick from. It’s fantastic and we’re there almost every week.
Recent books that she’s enjoyed have included The Gruffalo (we’ve just got it out for the 2nd time in a month), Mr Magnolia, Funnybones and My Dad. I bought her One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish a few weeks ago but she’s not really seemed keen on that one so I’m thinking she’s maybe a little too young for Dr.Seuss just yet.
With her birthday coming up in a couple of months I’m starting to think about presents and books are obviously going to feature heavily on the list but a search on Amazon comes up with thousands so I need to narrow it down a little!
What books would you recommend for a 2 year old? Are there any your child really hasn’t liked? What are their favourites?