Sunday, September 11, 2005

Books for the Very Young

Liz Rosenberg writes about books for the very young today in the Boston Globe (registration may be required). It is her toddler and desert isle list and it includes:

Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day
Maisy's Color Collection, 1,2, 3, Maisy and Maisy goes to School by Lucy Cousins
Alphabet Flash Cards by Beth Nelson
Big Trucks and Diggers Touch-and-Feel, Chronicle Books

and, number one on her list: The Very Busy Spider, by Eric Carle.

It's a nice article because it brings up an issue Susan at Chicken Spaghetti has mentioned before.

There are millions of picture books, but which ones are truly hold the attention of a young child? Susan's favorite is Hello Digger by Anne Rockwell. My favorites are Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint and Peggy Rathmann's Good Night, Gorilla.