By Real Simple
September 24, 2014
1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
2. Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
My dad read it to me as a baby girl recovering in the hospital. We read together until his grandsons were born. And then we read to them. “Just quietly under the cork tree.” —Cindy Lee Claplanhoo
To buy: Ages 3 to 5; $4, amazon.com.
3. The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn Jackson and Byron Jackson
4. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman