Despite being unable to read, babies can learn through pictures, and they can feel through illustrations. Give a kiddo a book about love between two polar bears, and they will coo and awe all day. Give them a book about loss of a teddy bear, and they will sympathize with the toddler in the story. This innate gift of understanding helps kids learn and flourish.
I have hand-picked a triple threat among the best baby books this year. These books are easy-grasp, easy-read, and have plenty of bold, colorful pictures with amazing meaning.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
This little book has been around for ages! The pictures are elaborate and bright with a touch of decades-old details that give each page a vintage feel. The book itself is sturdy for easy-grasp and consistent bedtime reading throughout a kiddo’s childhood.
What is this book about? Well – a young bunny is trying to delay going to sleep. He is very tired, you see – but like all youngsters, he thinks he will miss something if he shuts his eyes. SO, in a very matter-of-fact voice, he says goodnight to absolutely everything in sight. As the night goes on, his voice gets lighter and sleepier, until finally, the moon is his last goodnight before dozing.
I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak
Very few things have a stronger bond than a toddler and their stuffed bears (or animals, in general).
This book is about a little boy who loves his teddy bear more than anything in the whole world. He totes it with him everywhere!
Told through his words, he tells his teddy how much he loves him with laugh-out-loud rhymes, and overall very heartfelt message.
The World of Eric Carle: Around the Farm
Eric Carle has been a favorite of mine since I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book pays tribute to his unique, colorful, bold world!
Kids can discover the sounds and sights of life on a farm. On the side of the book, there are press-buttons that make sounds to correspond with each of the awesome animals on the farm.
Sunshine never sets on this beautiful layout, and the animals are detailed with vivid, vibrant color.
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