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Offline Melissa K

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Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:35 AM »
I'm looking for recommendations for board books, cloth books, or bath books for babies. My six-month-old is mostly interested in chewing on books thus far, but still, I like giving him the language experience of being read to. I find that some books give me more to talk about with him than others. We love Nina Laden's PEEK A WHO and DADDY WRONG LEGS, the Jellycat KITTY TAILS book, and the MAISY concept books.

What are some books you've loved reading with babies?
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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 11:40 AM »
Sandra Boynton's board books rock!  It's fun to go to a baby shower and watch someone unwrap them because all the parents start chanting!
PIGLOO (Henry Holt, 2016)
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA HOSTS A SLEEPOVER (Disney-Hyperion, 2013)
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA (Disney-Hyperion, 2012)
among others

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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 12:04 PM »
My little one is 16 weeks old. There are several favorites for slightly different reasons. She really likes TEN LITTLE FINGERS AND TEN LITTLE TOES, I think because she can understand what the illustrations are. She smiles when I start the first page. She also really likes the illustrations in OLIVIA and PENGUIN SAYS PLEASE. Her dad and I like reading BEAR SNORES ON, GOSSIE, and CLICK CLACK MOO.

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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014, 01:17 PM »
Seconding Anne Marie: you can't go wrong with The Boynton. Deborah Underwood's THE QUIET BOOK was released as a board book last year. I also think Eric Carle's books work very well in board book format.
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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 07:27 PM »
My baby mammal is just 18months (this week).  Here are the board books we've LOVED so far:

  • Chugga Chugga Choo Choo (Kevin Lewis)  **this is great fun to read, & we reached a point where I recite it while he carries it around with him. Prob my top pick.
  • Llama, Llama Zippity Zoom (went thru 2 copies of it)
  • Llama, Llama Hoppity Hop
  • Barnyard Dance (Boynton)
  • Truck Duck (M Rex)
  • Jamberry
  • DK's Touch & Feel Wild Animals
  • DK Touch & Feel Puppy
  • Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb (A Perkins)
  • Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You (Seuss)
  • Wocket in My Pocket (Seuss)
  • Moo Baa La La La (Boynton)
  • Perfect Piggies (Boynton)
  • A Mother for Choco




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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 07:59 PM »
When my grandson was six months old, he positively adored these board books, although I picked up the lap editions:

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

He also really enjoyed Where’s Walrus? by Stephen Savage, but it’s not a board book.  Here’s the link to a fun trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZSGen9cG0

I have lots of other titles in board format, but they’re geared a bit higher.  :ladder   

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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014, 08:20 PM »
An oldie but goodie is Pat the Bunny. "Feel Daddy's scratchy face."

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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014, 08:42 PM »
These suggestions are awesome. Those heavily rhyme-y ones are going to be great. My little guy always grabs books out of my hands to chew on them or cruise around the room with them, so I usually end up reciting them from memory.


Just in case somebody else is building a list of these books too, I thought I'd add one more we've loved: DINOSAILORS by Deb Lund.

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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 05:07 AM »

I love all of these suggestions. You might try This Tree, 1, 2, 3 (published by Albert Whitman) written by Alison Formento (me) and illustrated by Sarah Snow.


I'm really proud of this board book version of my picture book This Tree Counts!


Also, Blueboarder Salina Yoon, has created several (dozens, I think) gorgeous, fun board and bath books.







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Re: Board or Cloth or Bath Book Suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 04:20 PM »
Some favorites...Time for Bed by Mem Fox
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Also Check out Shirley Hughes!