Archive for the ‘Toddler’ Category

Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth

November 26, 2013 - 7:54 pm No Comments

This is a great book for kids who love farm animals and the sounds they make. As you follow a family through their day of waking up on the farm from breakfast to bedtime, from the kitchen for breakfast to the barn to feed the animals, to the garden to hoe the vegetables to the living room at night.

I absolutely adore the illustrations in this book. Love them!

It’s a rhyming book too!

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick

November 26, 2013 - 5:42 pm No Comments

It has been months and month since I’ve added a new book to MommaReads, but I have a whole stack of books here ready to review and this one is so cute I knew it had to be the first one.

If you have a little one who is into pointing out body parts then they will love this book. If you’ve been a MommaReads fan for awhile then you know I love a good rhyming book and this one doesn’t disappoint in the department either.


Who’s Who? by Ken Geist

May 10, 2013 - 11:35 am No Comments

A super cute rhyming book that celebrates the relationship between twins. The author of this book has twins and they were the inspiration for this story.

Goodnight, Dragons by Judith L. Roth

May 10, 2013 - 11:15 am No Comments

Do you have a little adventurer with an incredible imagination? The boy in this story sets off to tame the dragons in the forest. It turns out that all the dragons really needed were some soft blankets, some hot chocolate, a nap and a cuddle. Super cute and a great naptime or bedtime read.

Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund

May 10, 2013 - 10:52 am No Comments

These monsters have a lot of work to do with their backhoes, bulldozers and trucks, but they still find some time for a nap…then it’s back to work. I know there was a time in my boys’ lives when they would have LOVED this book..right about the time they were into Bob the Builder and his crew. I love this book because the monsters are cute and it rhymes.

Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

April 6, 2013 - 5:08 pm No Comments

Llama has a new neighbor who has come over to play. They are playing together very well until the new neighbor decides to play with Llama’s favoritest doll EVER. Things go south quick and the doll goes in time out until everyone can apologize and agree to play together nicely. I am pretty sure every family whose had a small child in their house will be able to relate to poor Llama and his sharing dilemma. These books also rhyme…I love a good rhyming book. 🙂

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

April 6, 2013 - 4:38 pm No Comments

You just cannot go wrong with a Karma Wilson/Jane Chapman “Bear” book. The story is sweet, the rhyme is endearing and the illustrations are lovely. In this installment, Bear’s friends all come by with food to share, but it seems that Bear doesn’t have anything to share because his cupboards are bare. Of course his friends don’t mind and there’s plenty to go around and the best thing to share is their friendship.

Little Bear’s Big Sweater by David Bedford

March 20, 2013 - 1:08 pm No Comments

A wonderful story of brothers, hand-me-downs, forgiveness and a mom who knows how to make everything right again.

Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard

March 5, 2013 - 1:43 pm No Comments

Maybe you are tired of the cold and snow? Maybe you are already thinking about the garden you are going to plant this spring? Maybe you love a good cumulative tale? This book has it all. Isabella’s Garden is a cumulative tale (in the style of This is the House that Jack Built). Cumulative tales are great for pre-readers…there is so much repetition that it is easy for them to join in and “read” too.

Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

February 25, 2013 - 1:11 pm No Comments

The sun is setting and Little Owl’s night is just beginning. So many of the other forest animals are heading off to bed and bear is already asleep snoring in his den.

What I love about this book are the illustrations and all of the great words: waddle, gnawed, hovered, gazing, rustling, gliding…all of these words work their way into our children’s vocabulary when we read them quality children’s literature.