Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mr. S's Favorite Books of 2008

Seamus Gwyn recommends the following books. Though many of these were not published in 2008, they were read repeatedly in the Gwyn household last year. Enjoy!

The Jolly Barnyard by Annie North Bedford and Tibor Gergely

One Was Johnny by Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder

Oh the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss

Dinosaur Roar! by Douglas Wood and Doug Cushman

Where is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland

Miss Smith Reads Again by Michael Garland

Birds of North America (Eastern Edition) by Fred J. Alsop III

DK First Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Hand, Hand Fingers Thumb by Al Perkins and Eric Gurney

Curious George Goes to a Costume Party by H.A. Rey

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

What Grandmas Can't Do by Douglas Wood and Doug Cushman

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear by Eric Carle

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth by Eric Carle

Bear About Town by Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter

ABC: a Child's First Alphabet Book by Alison Jay

Dog by Matthre Van Fleet

Frog Went A-Courtin' by John Langstaff and Feodor Rojankovsky


Derrick, Kimberly and Aiden Morris said...

I'll have to add a few of those to our collection. I read to Aiden every night, he isn't very interested yet but he will be.

Lydia said...

Oh yes, he definitely will be. Just getting into the habit will be good in the long run. Seamus didn't enjoy it until he was six or seven months old, and even then we could only get through short picture books. Now long books with lots of paragraphs and he loves it.

Anonymous said...

Frog Went A courtin' has been a favorite since day one. I can remember reading this to Mr. S before he could roll over.

Mr. T

Mary said...

That boy definitely loves books! It's great to have such a young "reader" in the family! Love you all!


Lydia said...

Thanks to you, Grandie and Grandpa for the Miss Smith books. Those are a big time hit. Love you too!

Rebecca said...

that's a whole lot of reading! i tried reading a review of arlie hoschchild's most recent work to elsa last night and she was so not into it. not sure if she didn't like the word globilization or what.

Lydia said...

Tee hee! Rebecca, your Elsa is bound to be a voracious reader. It's in her genes.

CouponAlbum said...

Those are nice books!! Picture books are best for the kids!!

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