I Heard a Little Baa
This lively rhyming book gives readers a chance to practice animal sounds, identify animals and guess what animal is coming up next.
By Elizabeth MacLeod; illustrated by Louise Phillips
Kids Can, 1998. ISBN: 9781550744965.
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
On a perfect summer day, Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride on the river in his small boat. First he adds a boy and girl, and then an array of animals until the goat's kick causes a cumulative effect and everyone lands in the water. The book ends with a tea party for all.
By John Burningham; illustrated by the author
Holt, 1971. ISBN: 9780805007084
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A very hungry caterpillar works his way through holes cut into the pages as he eats a variety of food, spins his cocoon, and emerges as a beautiful butterfly.
By Eric Carle; illustrated by the author
Collins, 1979. ISBN: 9780529007759
Pat the Bunny
The classic touch-and-feel book in which a boy and girl experience the world around them by patting a bunny, looking in a mirror, smelling flowers and touching Daddy's scratchy face.
By Dorothy Kunhardt
Golden Books, 1940. ISBN: 9780307120007
A young rabbit says goodnight to everything in his room before bedtime in this milestone cozy book.
By Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd
HarperFestival, 1947. ISBN: 9780694003617
Moo Baa La La La
The animals in this rhyming board book demonstrate the very different and amusing sounds that they make. The humor is just right for toddlers.
By Sandra Boynton
Little Simon, 1982. ISBN: 9780671449018
Clap hands, dance and spin, open wide and pop it in. Sweet babies go through various rhymed activities in this delightful board book.
By Helen Oxenbury
Little Simon, 1987. ISBN: 9780689819841
Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails
Who does that curly tail belong to? What animal has black-and-white spots? Just turn the page to reveal the familiar farm animals that match the verbal and visual clues. Bold, bright pictures make this a guessing game just right for the youngest book and animal lovers.
By Nancy Tafuri
Greenwillow, 1988. ISBN: 9780688075361
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