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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Favorite books at 10 months old

Tied for #1:


given to us by a librarian friend who clearly knows what is the good stuff!


given to us by my cousin who I don't think knows anything at all about babies but he picked a total winner!

Tied for #2
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A classic. The shortened pages, the holes for tiny fingers, what's not to love?

I love you Stinky Face

I had never heard of this one till a friend brought it for us (the same friend who gave us the Caterpillar above) but it's a great one.

Pat the Bunny

This is a classic too of course. The story is insipid but we've got two copies and they have already been quite abused.

These are the books that baby girl searches for. She dumps everything she can out of her bookshelf, and finds these. She will sit, turning pages alone. Sticking her finger in any holes, patting the bunny or Krypto, etc. If you come upon her and start reading while she turns, she is ecstatic. Stinky Face and Pat the Bunny are also especially tasty for reasons I don't know. I think a measurable percentage of the fiber in her diet comes from Pat the Bunny.


  1. THis is so far from what my kid does at 7 months-he's pretty indifferent to books. Just another toy to chew on. Indifferent to which one he's chewing on, doesn't like to sit and listen to them... will he really be like your baby girl at 10 months? Has she always been like this? What a joy!

    1. This "independent reading" thing is only in the last few weeks. I think we don't read to her enough - it's maybe 1-3 books a day, 5 or 6 days a week, plus baby sitters. We were thrilled to notice this. Witness the "dump books on floor" pic the day she turned 9 months. Then we were out of town most of that month and came back to her bookshelf - all of a sudden she found it much more interesting.


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