Classic books for baby

Posted by Diana on Thursday Feb 3, 2011 Under Baby Books, Baby presents

A beautiful gift for Baby is a classic board book. Babies love looking at the illustrations in the book,  listening to your reading voice, touching the book and sometimes chewing the pages.

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle is always a favourite. From comments on earlier posts, this book seemed a popular Christmas gift for Baby.┬áThe caterpillar with his insatiable appetite for all sorts of things, teaches Baby to count as he carries on eating and helps Baby learn about nature with his final metamorphosis. A brilliant book which recently celebrated it’s 40th anniversary.

Another classic book which is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary, is ‘Goodnight Moon’ written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. A perfect read for Baby at bedtime, with rhythmic words and calming images.

I am finding that my Baby is currently enjoying ‘Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes’ written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Reading this book is like taking my Baby on an adventure around the world, as my Baby is introduced to babies from all corners of the globe. The illustrations are gorgeous and Baby inevitably tries to touch the illustrations of hands in the book – very cute.

What book is your baby’s favourite?

16 Responses to “Classic books for baby”

  1. Georgia Says:

    My baby loves the book “Where is the Green Sheep”, this book is written by Mem Fox too.

  2. Kirsten Says:

    We have a book for every occasion. Goodnight Moon is the last book we read at night and helps get everyone to sleep. Before daytime naps the kids love “Where is the Green Sheep” and their favourite playtime book is “That’s not my monster”, one of the many in the “That’s not my….” series. It’s a board book with lots of bright colours and different textures which keep them amused for ages. These are 3 books I never travel without.

  3. Serena Says:

    My baby son really likes the book ‘Where’s my Teddy?’

  4. Em Says:

    My baby’s favourite book is ‘The Little Blue Worm’ it has a finger puppet and it is really cute.

  5. Leah Says:

    ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’ are my baby’s favourite books.

  6. Nikki Says:

    My bub loves the book ‘That’s not me dolly’. Another book she loves is about a mouse which makes all sorts of noises. She loves her buggy books that attach to the pram too.

  7. Helen McKee Says:

    “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is my baby’s favourite. He enjoys “Diary of a Wombat” by Jackie French and “Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy” by Lynley Dodd too.

  8. Karen Says:

    The ‘Spot the Dog’ series is the favourite for my baby girl. She especially likes the ‘Where’s Spot” 30th Anniversary Board Book. The ‘Spot the Dog’ books are classics and are available as buggy books.

  9. Laura Says:

    My baby likes to chew her buggy books. Her fav book at the moment is called “Yuck”!

  10. Liz Says:

    We love “Each Peach Pear Plum” and “That’s Not My Tractor”, though most times the best bit is eating the corner of the book!

  11. Bettina Says:

    We love “Spot the Dog” books too. They’re just classics and very chewable :)

  12. Sarah + Ruby Says:

    We love a lot of the books mentioned in comments too! A Christmas gift from a wonderful friend was ‘Mr Magnolia’ by Quentin Blake (who was the illustrator for all the Roald Dahl books). It’s awesome! So fun to read and a kick for the grownups, as well as having great rhythm and rhyme patterns for the tiny one.
    We also read ‘Hooray for Fish’ by Lucy Cousins (who writes the Maisy books)!

  13. Ally Says:

    My baby loves board a book called “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell.

  14. Pip Says:

    An absolute favourite with us at the moment is “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell which we read every day. And baby will often seek out “That’s not my Monkey” or “That’s not my Pirate” from the bookshelf.

  15. Michelle Svensson Says:

    Mine love, Guess how much i love you, and the very hungy caterpillar : )

  16. Gretel Says:

    My little one loves “Ten little finger and ten little toes” and “Dear Zoo”