- 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
- 100 Best Books for Children
- Babies Need Books
- Valerie and Walter’s Best Books for Children
- What to Read When
- The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children
Comments: I remember enjoying “Where’s Spot?” when I was a kid. I knew my toddler would really like it, so I put it on hold from the library and was so disappointed when all the flaps were ripped out. I recently bought it as part of a baby shower gift and read it to my kids before we wrapped it up (very carefully) letting them take turns lifting the flaps. Both the toddler and preschooler wanted to read it again right after we finished. I thought it was really cute that after one reading, my toddler knew which animal was hiding in each spot. “Pengins!” she’d yell, before lifting up the flap. I also thought it was cute and funny that my preschooler’s response to the animal under the stairs was a casual, “Oh, cool. A lion.” (Mild surprise combined with approval.) This would make a great gift for a 1 or 2 year old, and I think it would be enjoyed in the way familiarity is comforting for a few years beyond that.
Included on Lists: