Three years ago today, my sweet baby boy was born. I cannot believe that my little 6lb 9oz baby is now THREE! It has been a wild ride, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Being Guy’s mother has truly been the biggest blessing of my life. He is full of love, energy, and emotion! He knows what he likes and will let everyone know it. He feels big and loves even bigger. He remembers everything…. even when we wish he would forget. He makes us laugh each and every day. Happy birthday to our sweet Guy! May your day be filled with trucks, tractors, and all of your favorite things. We love you so much!
In honor of our little man’s big day, I am sharing Guy’s top 10 favorite books. Happy reading!
Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney
This one is Guy’s very favorite. Even at three he can read the words almost completely independently. This story is so fun to read aloud! It has lots of rhymes and onomatopoeia.
Little Excavator tries to help out, but is too small to do the jobs. He keeps trying and fails again and again. In the end, there is one job left and none of the big trucks can do it. Little E comes to the rescue and finally feels some success. This story shows that you are valuable and important even when you are small.
Stanley the Farmer by William Bee
Stanley is one of our favorite characters! This book features Stanley as a farmer. He plows the field, plants his wheat, spreads manure, and eventually harvests his crops. The pictures are very simple with bright colors which give it a vintage look. There are several other Stanley books, so you are sure to find a topic your little one will enjoy.
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
This one is an oldie, but a goodie! This fun rhyme keeps my little one laughing. The text is very simple, so it is a fast read which makes it great for very young readers. The sheep go for a drive in the jeep, but everything goes wrong.
Three Cheers for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker
This is our newest favorite by the same author as Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. Kid McGear is new to the construction yard. She wants to help, but the other trucks insist she is too small and needs to stay out of the way. She does as she’s told until two construction trucks fall over a slippery edge. She uses her special features to save the day and all the trucks learn a valuable lesson about working together.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
This is another classic favorite. We love reading this and acting it out along the way. This story has been loved by children for decades and we are no exception!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Pete the Cat is another favorite character in our house! We love this book because Guy can guess the colors as we read. This fun rhyme also incorporates colors along the way. There are plenty of other Pete the Cat books you can read after this one. We have yet to find one we don’t love.
No, David! by David Shannon
No, David is the perfect book to talk about behavior. We love to read it and laugh at all the bad things David does, but it also allows us to talk about what why we shouldn’t behave that way.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Little Blue Truck is the perfect book for all young children! The friendly little blue truck rides through the country. The dump truck zooms past without speaking to the animals. He gets stuck and none of the animals want to help him. Leave it to the friendly blue truck to step in and save the day. This book teaches a valuable lesson on working together and being kind.
Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller
We checked this hysterical book out from the library and read it every night for two weeks straight. He has been begging for it ever since, so we surprised him with it for his birthday. Potato is excited that his favorite store is selling POTATO PANTS for one day only! His excitement quickly fades when he sees Eggplant, his arch enemy, through the window. Will he get the courage to go in and get his potato pants? This book is full of idioms and jokes making it fun for adults and children!
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Another childhood favorite for everyone. Guy LOVE to read/sing along to this fun story! It’s a classic and needs no explanation. 🙂