What makes for a great board book?
eye-catching images . . .
repetition . . .
rhyme . . .
a delightful story . . .
it interacts with the senses . . .
a soothing quality . . .
it teaches basic concepts or introduces the arts . . .
Which board books have fallen apart in our home from overuse? The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Pat the Bunny (Honestly, who’s copy of Pat the Bunny hasn’t fallen apart? The teeth comb: WHY?) and Moo, Baa, La La La!
What board books do we read at bedtime? Good Night, Gorilla, The House in the Night, and Goodnight Moon
Which board books are always good for a laugh? Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, The Napping House, Diggers Go, and Moo, Baa, La La La!
What are the most beautifully-illustrated board books we own? The House in the Night, 1 is One, and I am a Bunny
What board books would I purchase as a gift for a baby shower? The House in the Night, I am a Bunny, or My First Winnie-the-Pooh, which is a small collection of A. A. Milne’s magnificent poetry
Beloved Board Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Diggers Go by Steve Light
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
My First Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne (poetry)
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Napping House by Audrey & Don Wood
1 is One by Tasha Tudor
Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book) by Dorothy Kunhardt
A Picnic with Monet by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober, and others in the “Mini Masters” series
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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Are any of these board books beloved in your home? What are your family’s favorites? Please share in the comments below!
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