Sunday, 2 February 2014

What Baby Read (2014)

  1. Hide and Seek, Clara Vulliamy (library, good flaps to open, story is brief though there are some nice 'extra' elements for counting. Muffin is a boy)
  2. Buster's Farm, Rod Campbell (library, reborrowed touch and feel but still a bit boring. Buster is a boy)
  3. Dancing feet, Lindsey Craig (library, reborrowed. great rhymes)
  4. Mouse is small, Mary Murphy (library, great for page turning, and we loved the spider, non gendered)
  5. Hairy MaClary from Donaldson's Dairy, Lynley Dodd (from F, first 'proper' story book, lovely rhyming and great before a nap)
  6. The Other Ark, Lynley Dodd (library, good rhyming, but too long for a 10 mo old)
  7. That's not my frog, Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells (library, another touch and feel book. possibly jumping the shark)
  8. My Friends, Taro Gomi (birthday present, a firm favorite!)
  9. Bus Stops, Taro Gomi (birthday present, really lovely)
  10. Spring is Here, Taro Gomi (birthday present, a bit weird...)
  11. Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer, Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (birthday present, very nice but really for mummy)
  12. This is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen (birthday present, delightfully subversive)
  13. A****** P***** and the Cheeky Monkey, Tinyme.com (birthday present, personalised book with hilarious pictures)
  14. Giraffes Can't Dance, Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees (birthday present, lovely colours and rhyming)
  15. Slinky Malinki, Lynley Dodd (Birthday present, lovely rhyming a bit long for now)
  16. I Like Peas, Lorena Siminovich (library, actually great book about vegetables)
  17. Elusive Moose, Joan Gannij and Clare Beaton (library, beautiful art, rhyme is a bit lame but it might be more successful when she can look for the moose)
  18. Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper, Lynley Dodd (library, lovely to read, fabulous rhymes, but sad that is has been confirmd that all the dogs are male... Reread at 14 mo and baby can now pick out objects)
  19. Hairy Maclary Scattercat, Lynley Dodd (library, lovely to read, fabulous rhymes, and some girl characters, but all recurring characters male - AFAIK. Reread at 14 mo and baby can now pick out objects)
  20. Five Little Meercats: A Counting book, Marcia Piwowarski and Sally Hopgood (library, the 3D meerkats are fun, but the rhyming in this is very hard to read! it doesn't scan very well)
  21. Zoo Time Colours, Ruth Owen and Emma Randal (library, cute but simple)
  22. Hairy Maclary, Shoo, Lynley Dodd (library, a bit long for now)
  23. Animals should definitely not wear clothing, Judi Barret (library, good fun)
  24. Quentin Blake's ten frogs, Quentin Blake (library, nice counting book)
  25. Where is the green sheep?, Mem Fox (library, a big favorite)
  26. Wiggle, Taro Gomi (library, fun read and very pretty)
  27. Ten little fingers and ten little toes, Mem Fox (library, very sweet but we didn't read it much)
  28. Yoo-hoo, Ladybug, Mem Fox (library, fun read and very pretty, reborrowed as baby loves to pick out the objects and find ladybug- about 13/14 months)
  29. Hide and Seek, Taro Gomi (library, a bit more advanced than other Taro Gomi books)
  30. Baby bedtime, Mem Fox (library, very sweet but we didn't read it much)
  31. Don't let the pigeon stay up late, Mo Willems (library, I loved it but a bit advanced for baby)
  32. These are my feet, Judy Horacek (library, sweet rhymes, a bit advanced but it showed me baby knew what her feet were!!)
  33. Where's Walrus?, Stephen Savage (library, lovely illustrations, no words but baby loved picking out the walrus)
  34. Pip and Posey: Look and Say, Axel Scheffler (library, a great book for searching for objects)
  35. My first busy home, DK Publishing (library, good pictures of objects, though most were a bit advanced for baby - 15 months)
  36. All aboard the pirate ship!, Munro, Fiona (library, lots of objects to ear for and flaps to open)
  37. Tiny little fly, Rosen, Michael (library, great fun to point out the fly)
  38. Maisy's rainbow dream, Cousins, Lucy (library, great colours - love Maisie!)
  39. Slinky Malinki, early bird, Dodd, Lynley (library, didn't read this much...)
  40. Incredible animals : explore real habitats around the world
  41. Push the button, Begin Smart books (library, probably too simple and the button is very hard to get a noise out of!)
  42. Good night, sleep tight, Fox, Mem (library, a bit long but lots of good old fashioned rhymes)
  43. Maisy's plane, Cousins, Lucy (library, great board book - still love Maisie!)
  44. Game day, Parton, Daron (library, football touch and feel)
  45. Search and find : fairy tales as children have never seen them before, Itoiz, Mayana (library, probably a bit to advanced for !7 months - lots of object ot find but they're a bit obscure)
  46. From head to toe, Eric CArle (library, fabulous interactive book to learn body parts/actions)
  47. Alice and Aldo / Lester, Alison
  48. Dr. Seuss's Oh, baby! Go, baby! / Seuss, Dr.
  49. If all the animals came inside / Pinder, Eric
  50. Jane Eyre / Wang, Jack
  51. Where the wild things are. / Sendak, Maurice.
  52. Little bear's colours, Hissey, Jane
  53. Alfie's alphabet, Hughes, Shirley
  54. Nest , Hurley, Jorey,
  55. Harold and the purple crayon., Johnson, Crockett
  56. Mr Darcy, Field, Alex (library, in no way true to the original 'Pride and Prejudice', though Caroline Bingley is literally a cow...)
  57. The short giraffe, Flory, Neil (library, has unsettling similariries ot Giraffe's Can't Dance - i.e. stalking insect)
  58. Rosie's walk, Hutchins, Pat (library, apparenlty a classic and acutally very popular)
  59. Frankenstein : an anatomy primer, Adams, Jennifer (library, great body parts book)
  60. An Australian 1, 2, 3 of animals , Bancroft, Bronwyn (Library, lovely pictures - goes to 12 for some reason)
  61. Boo to a goose., Fox, Mem (library, beautiful paper artwork)
  62. Giving, Hughes, Shirley (love these Shirley Hughes books
  63. Touch and count with Peter Rabbit.,
  64. Growl like a tiger, Lester, Alison (Library, nice boardbook with animal noises)
  65. There are no animals in this book! (only feelings), Sanchez, Chani,
  66. I want my hat back, Klassen, Jon
  67. The cat and the dog, Dahan, Andre.
  68. Never smile at a crocodile, Lawrence, Jack
  69. This is my digger, Greenwell, Jessica.
  70. Hide-and-seek penguins , Watt, Fiona.
  71. Mister Seahorse, Carle, Eric (library, not as successful as other Eric Carle's)
  72. Today is Monday, Carle, Eric (library, not as successful as other Eric Carle's)
  73. A book of sleep, Na, Il Sung
  74. Old MacDonald had a farm, Toms, Kate
  75. The wheels on the bus, Foot, Mandy
  76. Where is the green sheep?, Mem Fox
  77. Hairy Maclary's Bone, Lynley Dodd (xmas present)
  78. Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack, Lynley Dodd (xmas present)
  79. Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vets, Lynley Dodd (xmas present)



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