At this point, it's no secret that I have a little thing for board books. I think they're my favorite, though I couldn't tell you why.
WAIT! Maybe it has to do with the memories they hold of shared reading with sweet toddlers, particularly the size my children are and the cuddliness they still show when they are of board book age. You know what, I think that's it! Mystery solved!!
Favorite Characters Ones
Cuteness loves both Duck and Goose and Olivia! So, naturally board books about them are on the list at our house, and here are the counting versions.
Hippos Go Berserk, One, Two, Three!, Fifteen Animals! and Doggies.
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud (more details on this one later in March) and 123 Si!
So Many Bunnies. It's soft and sweet! I don't have One More Bunny, but it looks equally cute! (And annoyingly NOT on Amazon at a reasonable price!)
Lit-based Ones (aka Vanessa's favorite ones)
talking about these and I finally got my hands on a few! Now I want to always be talking about them! For counting books, my library had Romeo & Juliet and Pride & Prejudice, which was my favorite of the two, especially the pictures for number 4!
Flaptastic: Numbers-- I assume it'll be flaptastic for goodness sake!
Cool Counting Book Series Ones
these on amazon. They look very cool! Graphic art type illustrations of landmarks and traditions familar to the place, simple and clever!! I might have to get the Baltimore one for sure...and a couple others so it doesn't feel lonely. (There are A LOT more than these 4...even zoo and beach.)
Ten in the Bed and Counting Kisses.
Ones I haven't seen but want to
Butterfly Colors and Counting, Can You Count? (by Gyo Fujikawa), and One Red Sun by (Ezra Jack Keats).
Hmmm, kids, that was quite a few! You know, I could probably go on but I wouldn't want you to get 'board' (hahaha)!
Happy reading, remember your board books! They're the best!