Reading is pretty much the only thing that keeps Kale in one place anymore. At different points throughout the day, he'll bring me a book to read to him or I'll find him on the couch or his bed with four or five spread about. As he gets older he is becoming more interested in the story, opposed to a quick glance at the pictures. Sometimes he'll sit quietly taking the story in, other times he announces "done" on page 3 and asks for a different book.
His favourite books these days are the ones about toilet training and we keep a stack in the bathroom. When he has to pee, he climbs on the toilet and then points to the books. I sit on the edge of the tub and start on the first one. He's normally done his business by page 2, but he insists I read the other three or four books before he'll leave.
Aside from books about toilets, Kale is also really into these:
This has been a favourite for awhile. He likes to yell "down Anna, down!" when she climbs up the tree and pretty much loses his mind when he sees how messy her room his. He always points out where her laundry basket is, as in "dude, clean your room! Just put the laundry in there!!" Also, small claim to fame - Robert Munsch lives in my city!
We enjoy all the books in this series and picked this one up about a month ago when Kale started to take whacks at us. This book describes all the nice things you can do with your hands (waving, shaking, hugging, etc.), so now anytime Kale goes to hit us we ask if he can think of anything nice to do with his hands and he will give us a hug instead.
Again, we love books by this author! This one is especially fun because Kale enjoys doing all the actions that are being read to him. You should see this kid strut with the duck....
So those are a few of Kale's favourite books. Which children's authors do you love?