Tails, by Matthew Van Fleet, is texture-rich, full of surprises for little hands. Van Fleet invites babies to lift-the-flaps, rub furry tails, and pull tabs to make tails swish.
Reading aloud to your baby is a precious time and choosing good board books is the first step. Read my post about what makes a good board book.
Look for more of my favorite books:
Ages Birth to One: Bright Baby First Words by Roger Priddy and Red, Blue, Yellow Shoe, by Tana Hoban
Ages One to Three: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Practical pointers on reading aloud to babies:
- Nestle baby in your lap facing out.
- Point to every picture; talk about the pictures.
- Use an animated voice. Make your voice go up and down.
- Show the hinge and move the pages back and forth. (One and two year olds love the hinge effect of a board book.)