Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What Baby Read (2013)

  1. The Very Hungy Caterpillar, Eric CArle (from Mummy, purchased in NYC, caterpillar is a boy)
  2. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Beatrix Potter (from Grandma, baby's first story)
  3. The Little Read Hen, Retold by Vera Southgate (from A, good classic)
  4. That's Not My Angel, Fiona Watt (from E, touchy book)
  5. Where is Baby?, Sally Rippin (from Better Beginnings, short, probably better with interaction)
  6. Baby Boo, Katie Rowbottom (from C, great baby faces)
  7. Tickle time!, Sandra Boynton (library, a bit monotonous)
  8. Goodnight moon, Margaret Wise Brown (library, a bit weird)
  9. Busy buddies, Cece Bell (library, unmemorable)
  10. Squeak, squeak!, Beth Harwood (library, gimmicky - not useful at this time)
  11. The biggest thing in the world , Kenneth C. Steven (library, a bit mushy, bear is a boy)
  12. Hop on Pop Dr. Seuss (library, seustastic! would reborrow)
  13. Where is Lighty Faust the lion? Anna Hymas (library, couldn't get the point of this one)
  14. Books for babies, Annemarie Florian (library, uninspiring)
  15. Possum magic numbers, Mem Fox (library, very pretty! good counting book)
  16. Wow! said the owl : a book about colours! Tim Hopgood (library, great book! would reborrow, owl is a girl)
  17. Buster's zoo, Rod Campbell (library, not ready for touch books yet)
  18. Dancing feet! Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown (library, Publisher's Weekly Starred Review! And a good book!)
  19. What is black and white? Petr Horacek (library, short and possibly existential)
  20. Moomin's little book of opposites, apparently not Tove Jansson (library, Moomins! nice book to read)
  21. Don't lose Pigley, Wibbly Pig! Mick Inkpen (library, genuinely exciting! almost :-)
  22. Farmyard Beat, Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown (library, possibly better than Dancing Feet! Farmer Sue.)
  23. A Squash and a Squeeze, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (library, relatively long)
  24. Wibbly Pig likes pictures, Mick Inkpen (library, less story than 'Don't lose Piggely...' but still a good book)
  25. Where is the Green Sheep?, Mem Fox and Judy Horacek (library, a very long of a board book!; it will be good when baby is a bit older)
  26. Play Baby Play, Marilyn Janovitz (library, good rhyming)
  27. Toddle Waddle, Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt (library, quite clever)
  28. Find the Duck, Stephen Cartwright (library, not quite old enough for this book, why is the duck a boy?)
  29. My Family, Brimax Publishing (library, good photos and activity flaps, very heteronormative family)
  30. Animals should definitely not wear clothing, Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett (library, hilarious, definitely would reborrow. Update: And have reborrowed.)
  31. Margot and Mo... and numbers, Nina Govan (library, very pretty counting book, but quite short)
  32. 123 Zoo, Puck (library, great bold colours but no words, plus conversation starters that I never read... might be better when she's older)
  33. Wiggle, Taro Gomi (library, OMFG best book ever - I would BUY this book! Update: first book to be reborrowed from library)
  34. Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (library, very pretty book but only hints at the story)
  35. Buster's Farm, Rod Campbell (library, touch and feel book and she is beginning to get into that (@ 6mo))
  36. baby, boo!, Beth Harwood (library, not as good as the one we own, lovely non-gendered faces though)
  37. Little Ted's Big Adventure, ABC For Kids (library, beautiful pictures. reading the back, perhaps this is actually a song?)
  38. Whose Baby?, Fiona Munro and Jo Garden (library, a little book with GIANT flaps - which sounds kind of wrong. Story ok, but the flaps are its strongest point. Some odd baby choices but i guess they needed variety)
  39. That's not my dinosaur, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (library, another touch and feel book. Textures are a little advanced but baby is defininely getting the idea)
  40. Up Close, Gay Wegerif (library, fairly abstract artwork - attractive but probably a bit advanced)
  41. 10 in the bed, david ellwand (library, very large board book, cute teddy pictures)
  42. Ollie's Song, Rob Lewis (bookcrossing, a story book rather than a board book. good bed time reading. ollie is a boy)
  43. Pride and Prejudice: A counting primer, Jennifer Adams, Alison Oliver (Mummy bought, very pretty but let's not kid ourselves that this was bought for the baby...)
  44. That's not my meercat, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (Mummy bought, most successful touch and feel book yet - fur is very good texture right now (@7mo) nicely non gendered)
  45. That's not my tractor, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (library, a bit advanced but a great mix of non-furry textures. shiny/sparkly most successful for now)
  46. baby's best friend, Rachael Hale (library, good and partly non-gendered baby faces, but a bit overloaded on the cute puppy front. too saccharine for mummy)
  47. My Dad is the Best Playground, Luciana Navarro POwell (library, nice sentiment but far too saccharine for mummy)
  48. Bunnies by the Bay: Shapes, Five Mile Press (library, very pretty, faurly subtle touch and feel - might be more appropriate when a bit older - nearly at 8 mo now...)
  49. That's not my tractor, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (library, another touch and feel book. Most successful non-furry touch and feel to-date - sparkly is of interest in particular)
  50. Baby's Treasure Hunt, Roger Priddy (from C, lovely pictures still a bti young to pick out the treasures (8 mo))
  51. That's not my santa, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (library, another touch and feel book.)
  52. Pop-up Peekaboo!, Dawn Sirett et al. (library, was more interested in the pop-ups than I expected.)
  53. Five Little Ducks, graphics by Mike Jolley and Emma Dodd (library, not super interesting, but nice to sing along too. Doesn't shy away from the traumatic account of Mother Duck losing ALL her children!)
  54. Peekaboo!, Taro Gomi (for Xmas, lovely pictures but haven't tried the mask aspect)
  55. Alice in Wonderland: A colour primer, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (for Xmas, such a pretty pretty book. better than P&P at this time (9 mo) - gasp!)
  56. Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles: A sounds primer, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (for Xmas, another very pretty book. sounds also very appropriate for this age(9 mo))
  57. That's not my bunny.., Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (from J and S, more great touch and feel, though shiny eyes are a bit unsettling!!)
  58. That's not my elephant.., Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (from J and S, touch and feel with a nice variety of textures)
  59. Peekafun Chunky Baby Book, Dawn Sirett (from S and W, lots of lovely pages to turn but sad there are 4 male characters ans only 2 female. why not 50/50?)

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