My 2-year-old absolutely loves books. She loves the art, she loves the surprise as the pages are turned and she loves holding them.

For those who haven’t had a young child around in awhile who may be buying books for the children of friends and family, here are some choices that received excellent reviews.


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CHOMP : This book is about animals with big teeth and the best part is that their mouths are interactive. So it literally chomps. Eighty-two percent of reviewers gave this book 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.


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FROG IN THE KITCHEN SINK : This board book is unique because it rhymes and is hilarious. It takes the child on an adventure of where never to put a frog. The scenarios are genius and as an extra bonus, the frog’s eyes move! This one received 4 ½ stars on


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GOOD DOG, CARL : This is a classic, but still very entertaining to toddlers. With more than 200,000 copies sold, this adorable book takes readers on some fun adventures with Carl, the rottweiler. This is a series, so Carl not only babysits in “Good Dog, Carl,” but he goes shopping, celebrates Christmas and his birthday, and even plays in the snow in some of his other classics. Amazon customers gave this one an average of 4.7 stars.


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JAMBERRY : Author Bruce Degen takes you into a story about a boy and his rhyming bear as they set off to frolic through fields of berries. You will be sure to catch your children giggling as they are repeating the rhymes of this great story. 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon.


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LITTLE BLUE TRUCK : Blue is a great little truck that drives around and picks up all of his local farm friends. Little boys will be delighted in the great sounds the blue truck makes. This book helps children learn how to lend a helping hand to friends in need. The blue truck gets caught in lots of jams and the farm animals are always there to help. 4.9 stars out of 5 is something to read about.

Next time your child asks you to the read them a bedtime story, you can be sure he or she won’t be bored with these recommendations.

This article was written by Katie Simpson, contributor for The Daily Clutch.

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