The list author says: "This is a list of the books that my toddler son has loved, that I have loved right along with him. Each of them has been tested at our house and passed with flying colors. Mostly board books with a few others thrown in."
"This one is just fun to read: “Rumble and ramble through blackberry bramble…” Tells the story of a boy and a bear on their blueberry, strawberry, blackberry and raspberry picking adventures. Very cool illustrations. Not a board book, but such a favorite I had to include it."
"Artwork from a master, in a children’s book. Interesting text that ties the paintings together and tells a story as well. This is a whole series of books, but In the Garden with Van Gogh is our favorite. "A Picnic with Monet" is our second favorite."
"We read this one, over and over – and over. I like the idea of reinforcing cause and effect: “Baby eats a cookie, what does baby say? – Baby says ‘More’” and he likes seeing what baby is going to say next."
"Harry is a dog who gets so dirty, he turns from a white dog with black spots, to a black dog with white spots! Classic illustrations - This book has been around a while - since the 50's? So all the women are in dresses."
"By the same author as Goodnight Moon. Very vivid illustrations and a simple text. We like to find the yellow, green, red and blue stars. My son is also obsessed with stars, so that may be the appeal. Not a board book."