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 his attention, these books then now loved as a two year olds and would sit through every word. ( Point being, don’t let a book being 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!? )

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…
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 its probably one of the very first “long” books my kids went for.