Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Quick Chick Picks: Books for the Young (and the Restless)


This week, we received a query from a friend. Our friend was looking for funny books for a 2-year-old.

Two-year olds are at a very specific age. (Two to be exact, but let us not dwell upon the obvious.) They have learned that books are not just for chewing and throwing. Two-year-olds know that books are for chewing, throwing, AND reading! And sometimes, they are even funny!

This was a tough challenge. But we are tough chicks. (Not to be confused with tough old birds, thank you!) We put our beaks together and came up with a few titles for this young age.

But we'd really like to hear YOUR favorites. What books do you recommend for the young tots in your world?

Here's our Quick Chicks Picks:

WHO HOPS? and WHO HOOTS? by Katie Davis
JAMBERRY by Bruce Degen
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathman
Sandra Boynton pick a title, any title!
Ten Hungry Monsters by Susan Heyber O'Keefe
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly
Not a Box and Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

And, of course, we LOVE Julia's Cha Cha Chimps

10 comments:

tamarak said...

What Will Fat Cat Sit On?
by Jan Thomas

and....

Grumpy Bird
by Jeremy Tankard

whimsybooks said...

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson

There's No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

lgburns said...

LITTLE PEA
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace

and

WHO'S HIDING?
by Saturo Onishi

The two-year-old in my world thinks you chicks will love 'em.

Loree Burns
www.loreeburns.com

Brenda Ferber said...

Thank you, Chicks and Commenters! These are great suggestions. I'm remembering that when my kids were little they loved Silly Sally by Audrey Wood. I think it was the rhythym and the pure silliness factor that got them.
Time to shop!

Brenda Ferber said...

Hello! Maybe I should try spelling rhythm correctly next time!!

Rachel said...

My 2-year old enjoys:
Moo Ba La La La
Yummy Yucky
Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?
Noisy Kisses

kramerchronicle said...

LLAMA, LLAMA, RED PAJAMA
LLAMA, LLAMA, MAD AT MAMA

by Anna Dewdney

THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY, AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR

by Don Wood

GOODNIGHT MOON

by Margaret Wise Brown

Jemima Wing said...

GO TO BED, MONSTER!
by Natasha Wing

MotherReader said...

I love Bark, George by Jules Feiffer almost as much - I said almost - as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! for read alouds

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