I feel like in a lot of ways the books that my kids liked when they was really young ( 1 to 2) were a mixture of board books and then many that we had to “alter” as in, paraphrase the story to fit their attention span, these books they now love as a two-year-olds and would sit through every word. ( Point being, don’t let a book that is a little bit over your child’s head stop you from reading it to them!! ) However, there were definitely some books that I will soundly fit into the “one year old little boys and girls love them” category…and here are a few that I love too. ( because you KNOW there are some that kids loves that I hate. Whhhhhy do some books have to be so boring?!?! And whhhhhy do children still love them!? )
First up, The Fire Engine Book, is a PERFECT book! All children need it in their lives..
I have this book memorized. It is why we had a “fire engine” themed second birthday for Ransom. But its also an easy and painless book for Mommies and Daddies too. Points for Golden Books!
This book has a certain “rhythm” in its writing that is not quite rhyme but does add just enough interest to the little listening ear. All three of my kids loved it. Bonus, I kind of dig the 1960s vibe. And to be royally sexist, apparently there is a Nurse Nancy book out there that I refuse to purchase for Tabitha because she likes this one just fine ( You’d be proud Amy King).
Another one of my favorite Golden Books has to be:
The Happy Man and His Dump Truck
This is a gorgeously happy book ( see title) and it includes tons of things that make it a winner: repetition, animal sounds, and if you’re a little boy…dump trunks. I really love this book. So do my kids and it’s probably one of the very first “long” books my kids went for.