I have a list on Amazon of "best baby gifts." It's full of brands I've liked, products that have been absolutely INDISPENSABLE in the first couple of years for my kiddo, books that we loved, etc. We have a number of Pete the Cat books, but NONE of them beat Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons. The message is really great ("even things we really like go away sometimes, but that's ok----we should be grateful for the things we still have, because they're pretty cool too!"), Pete is (obviously) a great character, the colors are fun----you name it. We also credit this book for our 20 month old kiddo knowing how to count 1-4 by ~18 months (and it's DEFINITELY where she learned "POP!" and "OH NO!" from----which are ADORABLE!).