My name is Natalie and I have an addiction to board books. It's rare that I can pass a stack of board books, all brightly colored, without diving in. My favorite place to peruse would be at the dollar store. Sometimes, they have nothing. Other times, it's a score! I can justify those purchases though because, at a dollar per book, I'm spreading the love of reading without breaking the bank. Husband knows that if I pop out to get Ziploc bags, there's a likely-hood I will return with a box of Ziplocs and 4 books. He says I have an itch that needs to be scratched! I think part of the problem is that I always have to see if the book is part of a series and, if it is, I'll be damned if I'm only buying that book alone. Next thing you know I've found all variations (shapes, colors, numbers....day at the park, day at the zoo, day at the movies...bath-time, bedtime, tea-time) and they will all be coming home with us!
This weekend's haul included a bunch of Richard Scarry "Busy Town" books, Garfield, a collection of Nursery Rhyme books (in part to help me remember them), a Pirate treasure hunt counting book, plus a couple of Disney classics (Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmations). Other favorites that I've been collecting are published by Ollie Bollie books, which I love for the illustrations.
Owen gets to enjoy a couple of books every night while he gnaws on his baby toothbrush. Sometimes he tries to grab and turn the pages...but mostly he just wants to chew on them. I think that's still encouraging a love of books!
What are your favorite books for babies/children? I'm open to more suggestions on books to buy!