This originally appeared on my old blog. I'm adding it here for consolidation! These books are still much loved nearly a year after this originally posted. :-)
1) Karen Katz: "Where is Baby's...?" Books
These books are bright, simple and have plenty of flaps to lift. (and rip) Gotta hand it to Karen Katz. She found a formula that works and added in every item under the sun including, Where is Baby's....
Toddlers love these.
2) Madeline Board Books
Madeline books are classics, and you can find just a few of them printed as board books.
You can get a little peak of the inside of this book in these pics.
Madeline Loves Animals is so cute and fun. Many one-year-olds can start saying the sounds of the familiar animals in this book.
I actually liked the illustrations in this book so much that for a while I had it displayed on a shelf opened to the page that has a picture of Madeline and her yellow lab.
3) Les Petits Fairytales
I will always be sentimental about this book, because it was her very first favorite book. She took to it instantly, and this book was our life's obsession from months 8-13. One of Caroline's first 10 words was "girl." because of this book right here. These little board books take the old classics, and add just one to two words per page, such as "girl", "chores", "mean stepsisters", "pumpkin" etc...
They are the cutest little books. You can add on as much or as little to the story as your heart desires.
As cute as this book is, I did get really tired of it after the 900th time. I tried to hide in many times and Caroline would crawl around the books saying "gurrrl?" until it reappeared. She also went through a phase where she had to rock with it alongside her blankie.
Eventually, we moved into other Fairytales in the series, and they're all so fun to read! These are just adorable, and would make a great little gift for the baby girl in your life!