Finn loves to read books. And right now his mom loves any activity that involves sitting and does not involve screen time. Win win. I wanted to start documenting his favorites so I can remember them and so I can easily recall what we liked at what age to recommend to others. At 2.5 years we are currently loving...
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
From the very first reading of this book, Finn loved it. Usually it takes a few times through for something to become a favorite, but not this one. I love the illustrations and he loves talking about the different ways the boy in the story tries to catch a star. This is a quick read, perfect for bedtime.
My Truck is Stuck! by Daniel Kirk
This has been a favorite for a long time. Finn loves to fill in the words to this rhyming book about a truck that gets stuck and the vehicles that come to try to rescue it. (Thanks to Aunt Katie for this one!)
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Dustey Rinker
This is a must-have. Say goodnight to the crane truck, dump truck, excavator, bulldozer, and cement mixer. Not too long and not too short, we read this at bedtime all the time.
Busy Boats by Tony Mitton
This is part of a great series of short books called Amazing Machines. We also have Roaring Rockets and Flashing Fire Engines has been ordered. These inexpensive (about $3.50) paperbacks are fun to read, and I love that the rhyming descriptions of the machines are filled with accurate details. They are not dumbed-down for kids, and it's pretty funny to hear Finn talk about "oxygen helmets" and "gravity boots". (Another big hit by Aunt Katie.)
The Little Fisherman by Margaret Wise Brown
When we visited Maine this summer, my mom took Finn to meet Dahlov Ipcar, the illustrator of this book, written by Margaret Wise Brown (of Goodnight Moon fame). I don't know how this book isn't a total classic (I had never seen it before, anyone?). They had this copy signed for Finn which makes it all the more special. The words are almost lyrical and it's one that I really love to read.
Up next... Halloween favorites.