Favorite Books of a Four Year old Boy

A Listmania! list by Nina Nor (Charlottesville, VA United States)
The list author says: "See my other lists for books that worked well at younger ages, as I would think that a lot of them would still apply for this age too. This list is a work in progress....The first books can be given to a 3 and a half year old, the ones at the end are for closer to five years of age (and even then might be a bit of a stretch for the last two on the list). Enjoy!"
D.W. the Picky Eater (D. W. Series)
1.  D.W. the Picky Eater (D. W. Series) by Marc Brown
The list author says:
  "This book is constantly requested, though he likes others in the series as well. (Note that the Arthur ones are too advanced for him and can't hold his interest)."
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The Three Pigs
2.  The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
The list author says:
  "He is well-versed in the traditional tale at this point and loves this fractured version!"
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The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher
3.  The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
The list author says:
  "This may be too ominous for some kids, but my son loved it!"
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The OK Book
4.  The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The list author says:
  "I was surprised that he got the joke (he does know his letters pretty well). Have to read this every bedtime!"
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Strega Nona (Spanish) (Spanish Edition)
5.  Strega Nona (Spanish) (Spanish Edition) by Paola Tomie de
The list author says:
  "Loves all Strega Nona books but this one is his favorite."
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Flight of the Dodo
6.  Flight of the Dodo by Peter Brown
The list author says:
  "Toilet humor is everything right now (3.5 years) and this was right up his alley. Beautifully done and wonderful art!"
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The Littles First Readers #05
7.  The Littles First Readers #05 by Teddy Slater
The list author says:
  "He likes all the books in the series; this is the one we started with."
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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
8.  She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett
The list author says:
  "A fun sing-a-long book."
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Blossom and Boo: A Story About Best Friends
9.  Blossom and Boo: A Story About Best Friends by Dawn Apperley
The list author says:
  "A sweet old-fashioned story about friendship. Nothing clever here, just good ol' straight-forward stuff."
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Skippyjon Jones Book and Toy set
10.  Skippyjon Jones Book and Toy set by Judy Schachner
The list author says:
  "This has got to be his absolute favorite at 3.5 years..."
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Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise
11.  Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise by William Kotzwinkle
The list author says:
  "Giggles galore. I could not persuade our regional library to buy any Walter books, a fact I still shake my head over....."
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective
12.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "We had to sit-down and read this at the store after we bought it as he refused to budge until we were done!"
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The Cat in the Hat
13.  The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "Classic."
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Bartholomew and the Oobleck
14.  Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "I had never come across this story as a child, which is too bad!"
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The Persian Cinderella
15.  The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
The list author says:
  "This is my son's favorite Cinderella book."
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Monster Mama
16.  Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
The list author says:
  "Wonderful Art...."
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When Dinosaurs Came with Everything (Junior Library Guild Selection)
17.  When Dinosaurs Came with Everything (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Elise Broach
The list author says:
  "Tickles my son's sense of the ridiculous!"
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Wolf! Wolf!
18.  Wolf! Wolf! by John Rocco
The list author says:
  "A wolf's take on the little boy who cried wolf. Love the Art!"
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book)
19.  Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Caldecott Medal Book) by Simms Taback
The list author says:
  "Love the recycling theme."
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This Is the House That Jack Built
20.  This Is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback
The list author says:
  "My son will tap his toe and nod his head to this recitation - a favorite!"
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My Monster Mama Loves Me So
21.  My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
The list author says:
  "We had this one for a while before he appreciated it (4 plus), not sure why it took a while to come of age so to speak."
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The Seven Chinese Brothers (Blue Ribbon Book)
22.  The Seven Chinese Brothers (Blue Ribbon Book) by Margaret Mahy
The list author says:
  "Another take on the classic Five Chinese Brothers that my son enjoyed earlier."
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Jumpy Jack & Googily
23.  Jumpy Jack & Googily by Meg Rosoff
The list author says:
  "Sly humor...."
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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
24.  The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
The list author says:
  "My son loves to act this one out with me where I am the pigeon and he is the duckling.....makes for much hilarity!"
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The Night Eater (Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award)
25.  The Night Eater (Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award) by Ana Juan
The list author says:
  "The most requested at 4 years...One of my favorites as the art is amazing."
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Mean Soup
26.  Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
The list author says:
  "Good for rage control."
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Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure (Stories to Go!)
27.  Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure (Stories to Go!) by Tony DiTerlizzi
The list author says:
  "We had to go out and get him moon-pies after introducing him to this book so beware...."
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Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight
28.  Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight by Ralph Cosentino
The list author says:
  "I am not usually into mass media stuff but this has some really cool graphics..."
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Good Enough To Eat
29.  Good Enough To Eat by Brock Cole
The list author says:
  "This one gets a lot of laughs."
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Take Care, Good Knight
30.  Take Care, Good Knight by Paul Meisel
The list author says:
  "Great book to emphasize the importance of learning to read!"
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Flat Stanley (picture book edition)
31.  Flat Stanley (picture book edition) by Jeff Brown
The list author says:
  "A nice lengthy picture book story."
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Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book)
32.  Officer Buckle & Gloria (Caldecott Medal Book) by Peggy Rathmann
The list author says:
  "The humor could require a bit of explaining to kids on the younger end of the spectrum but it is very funny."
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Sound Off! #1 (Daniel Boom Aka Loud Boy)
33.  Sound Off! #1 (Daniel Boom Aka Loud Boy) by David Steinberg
The list author says:
  "This is a good introduction to the comic-book style. We don't always make it through this in one sitting as it is quite long but my son likes the premise - the boy with no inside voice..."
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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
34.  Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey
The list author says:
  "Great first introduction to chapter books."
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Captain Underpants: Three Pant-tastic Novels in One
35.  Captain Underpants: Three Pant-tastic Novels in One by Dav Pilkey
The list author says:
  "Start with Ricky Ricotta and the Robot series and then progress to this series...."
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Adventures in Oz
36.  Adventures in Oz by Eric Shanower
The list author says:
  "Not all the stories are 4 year old friendly and there is much to discuss about friendship, prejudice etc. My son loves the first story - "the enchanted apples"."
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The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1)
37.  The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi
The list author says:
  "Somewhat scary as it is aimed for older kids but if your kid is not easily frightened and likes the cartoon format, I would recommend this book. Note that there is a lot of heavy material in this storyline....the dad dies at the beginning in a car accident, the mom gets carried off by a monster and the kids have to try and save her.....not for the faint of heart. That said, my kid loved it!"
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