Even though he doesn’t know how to read, my son is about to share his first ever post on my blog! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about visual books, and I decided to share some of my son’s favorite books, especially since he probably has as many books as I do.
Top Ten Tuesday: Killian’s Favorite Picture Books
Cache Cache des Grosses Bêtes by O. Latyk – This is the book that taught Killian how to roar like a lion (ok, technically I taught him, but the book helped a lot!).
Où Est Mon Chien by Fiona Watt – Usbourne books are fantastic, and this one is in French! My in-laws send Killian touch and feel books from France and he loves them all. This one he loves so much that he literally destroyed it (it’s in three pieces) but he still reads it so I don’t have the heart to throw it away.
Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen – I bought this book as a stocking stuffer for Killian and we both fell in love with it right away. The other day he actually brought me this book to read it to him, and then asked me to reread it twice more. I can’t explain how much I love that my son is growing up to be a bookworm just like me :)
Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees – This book is so fun to read! I used to read it to Killian before his nap times and honestly I probably enjoyed it more than he did, but I know he liked it because he would sit through the whole book while I read it to him. Dinosaurumpus has lots of fun sounds and rhymes to hold little baby attention spans.
You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis and Caroline Jayne Church – This may have been the first book I bought for Killian. My mom used to sing this nursery rhyme to me when I was little and I always loved it. The song calms Killian down, too, and the illustrations are really pretty.
Une Souris Verte by Olivia Cosneau– Killian has a collection of 3 of these French “comptines” aka nursery rhymes, but this one is his favorite. It’s also super creepy: a green mouse is running in the grass, I grab him by his tail and show him to these gentlemen who tell me to dunk him in oil and then in water, and he’ll turn into a warm snail. That’s only the first verse.
The Berenstain Bears’ Sleepy Time Book by Mike Berenstain – Another book I like to read to Killian before bed or nap time. I loved the Berenstain Bear books when I was a kid, and so far Killian does, too.
5 Minute Pixar Stories – Here’s another book that is able to hold Killian’s attention for longer periods of time.
Mes Grosses Bêtes by Marion Billet – Each of the animals makes a noise when you press on their button, and the all have textures, too. Killian loves this book so much, especially the gorilla. As much as I don’t like gorillas, I was really proud when Killian began chanting “hoo hoo hoo!”
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon – Although there isn’t much to this book, it’s still one of our favorites. Killian loves all the animal sounds, and one time I tried to change “dada” to “papa” because that is what my husband prefers to be called, but Killian corrected me right away. Such a book purist.
9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Little Baby French Fry’s Favorite Picture Books”
Many new to me titles made your list this week!!
Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week:
These are really cute! And it’s so cute to imagine you reading books to Killian in French! I’m excited because Jake has finally started wanting to read books that are a little longer, with more text on the page (that tells an actual story). I didn’t mind the little board books, but now that we’ve graduated from them, I’m really liking the big kid books! He really likes Dr. Seuss, too. Although, sometimes he’ll want to read an older book just for the memories, I guess. I recently got out Goodnight Moon to take a photo with Teddy, and now Jake has been wanting to read it the past few nights. :-)
On Jan 31, 2017 10:19 AM, “macarons & paperbacks” wrote:
> Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks posted: ” Even though he doesn’t know how > to read, my son is about to share his first ever post on my blog! This > week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about visual books, and I decided to share some > of my son’s favorite books, especially since he probably has as many books > a” >
Aww yay! I’m glad you’re enjoying reading time with your boys :)
Oh the Pout Pout Fish! <3 We love those books so much! My daughter had a fish named Miss Shimmer for while. Baby bookworms are just the best.
I’ll have to buy him the other books! He really loves this one :)
The deep deep dark is fantastic!
My boys LOVED Pout Pout Fish! So glad Killian is enjoying it too. So sweet!
I love reading it to him! Every time I say “blub blub blub” he cracks up :)
“That’s Not My Puppy” was a favorite around here too! Also “That’s Not My Train.” And we all love The Pout-Pout Fish :-)