Can anybody suggest a good book for me to read with Johnny?

Amy - posted on 10/04/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )

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We've gone through all of the books on my shelf. He has trouble sitting still, but loves books that have lots of rhymes in them...it keeps him interested in the story because he likes to say the last word of the sentence when it rhymes. :)

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Samantha - posted on 11/14/2008

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My girls' ALL-TIME favorite book (mine too, lol) is Skippy Jon Jones! Sooo cute! A story of a Siamese Cat who has a very big imagination. He likes to think he's a chiuaua in Mexico. Great rhymes, clapping along, and even a little Spanish accent thrown in. This book is alot of fun!

Tanya - posted on 10/23/2008

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Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat is great too and a lot of the 'I can read' books (they have the cat in the hat on them but are written by different authors) are really good and have lots of rhymes.

Maranda - posted on 10/23/2008

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My kids both loved Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham. It certainly fills the rhymeing requirement

Tasha - posted on 10/17/2008

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My daughter loved the Little Miss Spider books because of all of the wonderful colors.

Amy - posted on 10/11/2008

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I just got a great suggestion from my pal Joy. The book is called "If you give a mouse a cookie". The story is about a boy that gives too much to a mouse. The moral of the story is such a useful lesson...I think that we should all teach it to our children.

Stacey - posted on 10/11/2008

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How about Brown Bear; and Polar Bear both by Eric Carle and Martin. My son has always loved them and now he's almost 3 he "reads" them on his own repeating the rhymes. Also the Sandra Boynton series are excellent rhyming books. Besides keep reading even if he sits for 2 minutes only, it gets better with time.

Jenny - posted on 10/11/2008

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I agree with Sinead about Mem Fox. My daughter loves Hattie and the fox and the green sheep. For some reason she was a little scared of the pictures in Possum Magic. She also loves the "If you give a pig a pancake" series. I teach senior English in highschool and the students who perform best in all aspects of English were read to as a child and continued to read with adults even after they could read themselves.

Amy - posted on 10/10/2008

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These are wonderful suggestions. Thank you! Any other suggestions would be great...I really love to read with my son.

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I would highly recommend australian children's author Mem Fox, or Eric Carle. My kids learnt to read withthese books, they loved hearing them over and over again, then as they learnt to read they read them to themselves. Off the top of my head Possum Magic or Koala Lou by Mem Fox or The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, but all their books have been through our house! Hope this helps! x

Janice - posted on 10/09/2008

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Piggies is a really cute board book. It is a new spin on the little piggies, and it has great pics too.

Amy - posted on 10/08/2008

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I almost forgot...he gets scared very easily, so nothing that is scary in any way. Thanks!

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