Tried and tested toddlers books

A Listmania! list by Gordon Green
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]
1.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book] by Eric Carle
The list author says:
  "This is the all time classic. Simple text, iconic images.  Works on many levels."
£5.24   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (492 customer reviews)

The Snowy Day (Picture Puffin)
2.  The Snowy Day (Picture Puffin) by Ezra Jack Keats
The list author says:
  "I remember this one from my youth. The pictures are striking and the simple story captures children's fascination with snow."
£4.21   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Gruffalo
3.  The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The list author says:
  "A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. This is great fun and to its compliment feels like it has been around forever."
£4.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (660 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Doing the Garden
4.  Doing the Garden by Sarah Garland
The list author says:
  "Everyday life is depicted in these simple well drawn pictures. Few words but plenty of detail in the pictures that children love to talk about."
£5.24   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Peace at Last
5.  Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
The list author says:
  "Trying to get a good nightís sleep in hard in the noisy house.  The noises are great."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Meg & Mog
6.  Meg & Mog by Helen Nicoll
The list author says:
  "Simple bold illustrations and fun stories appeal to the very young."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Farmer Duck
7.  Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
The list author says:
  "An amusing fable about a lazy farmer and a hard working duck. This is a very clever book, the language and pictures blend together perfectly, into an entertaining moral tale."
£4.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Peepo! (Picture Puffin)
8.  Peepo! (Picture Puffin) by Janet Ahlberg
The list author says:
  "The pictures evoke a homely wartime setting with great use of a hole to peep onto the next page.  The word Peepo is repeated to great effect."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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The Magic Bed
9.  The Magic Bed by John Burningham
The list author says:
  "Lovely illustrations and a story that delves deep into young childrenís fantasies."
£5.24   Used & New from: £2.07
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Things I Like
10.  Things I Like by Shirley Hughes
The list author says:
  "Rhyming text and great illustrations explore everyday life, seasons, colours and things children like."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Bing: Yuk!
11.  Bing: Yuk! by Ted Dewan
The list author says:
  "Anarchic and vibrant books that my children and I find hilarious!"
Used & New from: £8.66
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Mucky Duck
12.  Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley
The list author says:
  "The excellent collage type illustrations help show just how messy this duck is.  O you mucky duck!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
13.  Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child
The list author says:
  "Superbly captures childrenís logic and speech patterns to turn bedtime in to a fantastic leap of the imagination."
£3.86   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery
14.  Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery by Brian Wildsmith
The list author says:
  "Another from my own youth.  Collective nouns for animals and exquisite illustrations."
£8.63   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hairy Maclary: Five Lynley Dodd Stories (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)
15.  Hairy Maclary: Five Lynley Dodd Stories (Viking Kestrel Picture Books) by Lynley Dodd
The list author says:
  "Excellent use of language.  Engaging animal characters and fantastic pictures.  Perfect!"
£10.49   Used & New from: £3.55
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Cockatoos (Red Fox Picture Books)
16.  Cockatoos (Red Fox Picture Books) by Quentin Blake
The list author says:
  "The finest illustrator of all and a very funny story of his own."
£4.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Who Is Mrs Green?
17.  Who Is Mrs Green? by David McKee
The list author says:
  "Creator of Mr Benn can do no wrong.  The illustrations are excellent and full of detail.  The story shows the cause and effect through a chain of events."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Buzz Off
18.  Buzz Off by Gordon Green
The list author says:
  "Had to slip my own book in.  What can I say.  This book is fantastic."
£4.89   Used & New from: £0.07
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Man on the Moon
19.  Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
The list author says:
  "Great pictures and an engaging story.  Aliens donít exist according to the Man on the moon but children can count them in the background on each page."
£5.24   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Ravenous Beast with DVD (Book & DVD)
20.  Ravenous Beast with DVD (Book & DVD) by Sharkey
The list author says:
  "The ravenous beast is hungry; he's hungry, hungry, hungry. This is great fun with bold illustrations and a lot of phrases that have stuck in our house. "Nonsense Smonsense!""
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Knuffle Bunny
21.  Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
The list author says:
  "Snurp!"
£5.24   Used & New from: £2.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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