Madison and I read together quite often. She doesn't quite have the patience to sit and read a whole book unless she's about to go down for a nap, but she does really like flipping the pages and going back and forth to books all day long. Here are a few of the books we keep going back to:
There's a Wocket in My Pocket, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish All by Dr. Seuss
Madison hasn't quite made it through the entirety of these books; she can only handle a few pages at a time, and even then, she flips around, completely unconcerned with chronology and plot structure. Ah children.... I, however, felt an OCD-quality need to read them cover to cover, and so I did. Good stuff people. Bring on Dr. Seuss. There's a Wocket in My Pocket gets my vote for best of the bunch as I have quite the fondness for made up words and they permeate this sing-songy book.
This book came with what I now refer to as a beddy-bye-bathtime set from Johnson & Johnson. I had, of course, heard of it before, but I had never read it and really didn't know much outside of it being a bedtime book. For the most part, I like it. The words are soft and flowy, the pages alternate between this awesomely colored - primarily green - and rather busy room and these black and white, very simple and empty pages. But the bowl full of mush (which rhymes with brush by the way) really bothers me. And why do we say goodnight to "nobody"? In other words, the rhythm is great; the words so-so.
Hello Bugs by Smriti Prasadam
Hello Bugs was Madison's first book. The pages are black and white with splashes of metallic color, and each page has a bug's name and two little words that are related to the sound the bug makes. For example, the dragonfly has zuzz, zuzz; the butterfly has flit, float; and the beetle has scuttle, scuttle. It is simple, elegant, and rather beautiful.
Trick or Treat? by Melanie Walsh
I randomly picked this one up in Walmart because 1) I like Halloween and 2) it says "with Scary Flaps" on the front. Who doesn't like that? Each page of the book has a flap which can be flipped to make an alternate picture on the page. For example:
Does anyone have any recommendations for other books with flaps? We are a flappy sort of family.