Top 4 Small Children’s Books the ones we reach for day after day. Ones that shine through the others and ones we will never tire of reading. My 3 little people love reading books, or in the twins cases having them read to them. I wanted to share with you guys some of our favourite books at the minute, one especially holds a very fond place in my heart. I also love the fact that my children have been drawn to books I also adored myself.
Top 4 Small Children’s Books
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
I actually got this book as a gift when I had my 1st baby 16 years ago, such a special book in my house and the wording is just so beautiful. Sam the author also worked with my mother for many years as a teacher so I think you can see why I adore it so much. Its hard backed as well so a great investment for smalls. The illustrations are light and expressive and draw you right into the fabulous story which of course is about the love shared between 2 hares.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
I’m a massive Gruff fan and so is one of my twins Logan. I absolutely adore the book as much as the film. Its funny and little people are drawn into the world of the Gruffalo and his friends especially the mouse the somewhat main character as he explores and makes his way through a forest. The book is actually based on Chinese Folk Tale where a fox borrows the terror of a tiger. We have the book plus a little box set which is the perfect size for little hands to hold. As with Guess how much I love you there are so many items available now with the characters from either illustrated on it.
Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss
Another massive love in my house both on screen and in paperback is The Cat in the Hat. What a fabulous imaginary adventure, enough to brighten anybody’s dull day. The story centered around the cute cat with the massive red and white striped hat and bow tie. A magical story from beginning to end, featuring a fish and my favourites Thing 1 and Thing 2.
That’s Not My Monster Fiona Watt
I was actually introduced to this book in my twins nursery waiting area. It’s now a firm favourite, to the point it needs read every day and there is a queue of other children waiting to get their small hands on it. It’s bright and illustrated but with added feel detailing which is great for little people. The story is about a child learning that’s it’s not their monster by using the touch features on each page, fabulous for learning and sensory awareness, its a winner from toddlers up, plus its hard backed so more durable.
Which books do your children like, or yourself when you were growing up?