Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 107: Spot Loves His Mommy

No toddler's library is complete without at least one Spot book!  There is something universally loved about this cute yellow puppy and his day-in-the-life stories.  With bright, bold colors and simple illustrations, Spot has been delighting children since his very first publication, Where's Spot?, back in 1980.  We have several Spot books in our house, all of which have been well-loved by both of my children.  My daughter (13 months) particularly loves Spot Loves His Mommy and Spot Loves His Daddy (which were Mother's and Father's Day gifts, respectively.)  Just yesterday, I was reading stories with her in her room and couldn't figure out why she was fussing.  She kept squirming out of my arms and reaching for her bookshelf, even though I kept offering different books that I know she likes.  When I put her down and let her go, she pushed a few other books aside and reached for Spot Loves His Mommy.  Finally content, she returned to my lap with book in hand and a satisfied smile on her face.  What can I say, she makes her opinions known!  The language in Spot books is simple, making them great for emerging readers, as well.  My son just loves being able to read them to his little sister!  He also loves Spot's silly friends:  Steve the monkey, Helen the hippo, Tom the alligator, and others. Many of the Spot titles are lift-the-flap books, too, which are always a big hit.  Which Spot book is your favorite?


Nebuchudnessar said...

I love the Spot books.
I hadn't seen this one though, I recently bought Spot loves his Grandpa for my 17 month old daughter (as she also adores her grandpa).

Anonymous said...

Haha thank you for this post, I couldn't remember the name of this little dog.. I just loved these books when i was 5/6, and I'm 20 now.

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