A while ago I did a post about Goblin's favourite bedtime books. Unfortunately like many toddlers he really likes repeating the same books over and over and over again. So I haven't really had a chance to find new ones he likes - he won't let me read new ones at bed time. A couple of weeks ago I asked Taming the Goblin facebook followers for ideas of new books for Goblin. There were some great ideas, and I am working through trying to track them down. Our library doesn't shelve children's books by author so its pot luck if you find what you are looking for. But I did manage to track down some of the recommendations and convince Goblin to let me read them to him.
We Can Do All Things recommended anything by the author John Butler. I found the cutest book in Amazon's used section (a great way to buy cheap books). 'While you were sleeping' talks about what animals are doing while your child sleeps. It is a bit strange that some of the animals aren't nocturnal. I think this is a missed teaching opportunity. But what it lacks on that educational front it makes up for in super cuteness and beautiful pictures - and its a counting book, 1 to 10. Every page has a picture of the moon on it, which is one of Goblin's current obsessions, so this book was a win.
Make, Do and Friend recommendation was Meg and Mog books. I'd forgotten these existed. I liked these when I was a kid. I found a great one about going to the moon. I was really surprised how much educational information it contained. Within the basic story there was information about how you can jump higher on the moon, that you eat squished up food, and that you orbit the moon (something I have been telling Goblin since he was really tiny). Since reading this one we have gone back to the library and found other Meg and Mog books. These are definitely a hit with Goblin.
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