When Oliver was very small I read book after book after book to him. He loved nothing better than curling up in my lap for a good book. Or seven. Or twelve. But then he sadly went through a period of time when I couldn't get him to sit for a book. I would try and he would slam it shut with a loud proclamation of "All Done!!!" But for whatever reason he has again begun to allow me to read to him. The trouble is I have a hard time finding the right books. I have been to the Library numerous times and to all the local bookstores but often come away, having looked through dozens of books, empty-handed. So I am seeking recommendations. Here are our specifications:
1) Good illustrations
2) Rhymes are good
3) Otherwise, not overly dependent on text -- although if the rhymes are good then his ability to listen longer increases.
Some of our favorite books are:
1) A Fly Went By
2) Green Eggs and Ham
3) Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore
4) Are You My Mother
5) Goldilocks and the Three Bears
6) Ten Hungry Monsters
I have tried other Dr. Seuss Books but find that the ones with actual story lines are the best. And a lot of them have funny, made up words that I try to avoid as I don't want to confuse him with the language too much.
So if there is (or was) anything on your 4 year-old's night table that you think Oliver would also enjoy please tell me! I'm in desperate need of updating our bedtime reading list!!!