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Go right to the big-kid version
on April 4, 2003
Yes, yes, it's a wonderful story, full of love and warm cozy feelings, and of course it brings tears to my eyes every time I read it . . . but there are too many words, not enough colors, and it's just not interesting enough for a very young child. We read several books a day in our house (sometimes several dozen), but, as patient as he is, my son just won't sit still for this book. I have great hopes that he'll love this story in a year or two, but by then he will have outgrown board books. So, in short, you should certainly buy this classic, but don't expect to be able to read it to a toddler! I'd skip the board version and go right to the big-kid book.