When Max was a baby, I wrote about my top 5 favorite books to read to him. Now that he is a 2-year old toddler, the books I enjoy reading to him have evolved a lot.
Several reasons: 1) Max’s attention span has grown to be greater than that of a goldfish; 2) He is *gasp* actually willing to cuddle up with me while I read to him these days; and 3) He now has, arguably, enough self-control (on the good days) to not rip all the damn pages. (Although we still patch up our fair share.)
All of that means we are no longer confined to board books and can read books with proper stories from start to finish. Yay!
My main criteria for books that I enjoy reading to Max is that I have to enjoy reading it. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve re-re-re-read a story because my toddler kept screaming “MORE!” Let’s just say you better be damn sure you like that book.
Without further ado, my top five favorite books these days are (spoilers ahead):