"Banana bathtub / bottles brooms That's what you find in people's rooms."
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: He really enjoys this book. He knows many of the words in it already, and tried to say a few of them ("banana" is a word he just learned to say last week, for instance). He's brought this to me many times to read. I'm looking forward to when he can practice reading it himself.
"'Yes, I know who you are,' said the baby bird. 'You are not a kitten. You are not a hen. You are not a dog. You are not a cow. You are not a boat, or a plane, or a Snort!' 'You are a bird, and you are mother.'"
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: Loves it.
Parent's Peeve: I think I might prefer if the "snort" was driven by someone.
When looking at Are You My Mother on amazon.com, I realized that all of these early readers are also available in Spanish (makes sense, but it just never occurred to me to buy the English and Spanish versions... I keep looking for good bilingual story books.). I think it would be so fun to own English and Spanish versions of some of these.
Do you remember learning to read? If so, did early readers like this help? I can't really remember. I remember big flip charts at school that we used in "reading groups" (segregated by level of reading ability). But I can't remember which books taught me to read.