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Favorite Golden Books

By on August 24, 2013

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!
And while we’re on the subject… Doctor Dan the Bandage Man
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.