The list author says: "These are my twin girls' favorite books at 18 months old. Some of their current favorites are included on the list of favorites I made from 12 months; I just didn't want to repeat them again! :)"
"This book is a supposed favorite of young ones (the reviews are high) but I've skipped it over a few times. We finally decided to give it a try, and they loved it! They pointed to things in the book I didn't think they'd notice (the fire, the clocks). Its one of their top 3 books. And theres something about the words that make my girls very sleeeepy. And me too. Good bedtime story."
"Ivy's most favorite book. She can sit with this one and flip the "fruit" pages, and poke her fingers in the holes for close to an hour. Our most favorite part of the book is turning the last page over and reading "He was a beeeeauuuutiful butterfly!" at which time both of my girls turn and look at each other to see the huge smile on the others face."
"I bought picture books like these long ago for 0.99 at discount toy stores. My girls really seem to like books that have actual photographs of cars, animals, weather, flowers, bugs, houses, vegetables, etc. We have this one "Things That Go" and its probably their favorite of the picture books."
"I bought this book for the awesome illustrations. My girls really seem to enjoy it too, especially the golden balloon page and the reindeer in the falling snow page. The text is very soothing and sing-songy (although a bit repetetive) so its perfect for calming and slowing them down at bedtime."
"I'll have to be honest. I really don't get Sandra Boyntons books. Such simple text and simple illustrations, yet babies LOVE them! I only bought the first because the ratings were so high. But babies love them. And I have FOUR of her books on this list and I get kind of bored reading them over and over. But.... babies love them!"
"The first Sandra Boynton book we bought. Their favorite page? "With some on top and some beneath, they brush and brush and brush their teeth!" Good part about the simple text is that I can recite the book to them at a grocery store or in a doctors office when they are being rambunctious or grumpy, and it captures their attention for a bit."
"Found this one at Costco and its really more like a toy than a book, but they love it! Seems very sturdy and has bright overly-cartoonish illustrations (not a strong point of the book but... I don't think illustrations was their focus)."