From Head to Toe (Hardcover), by Eric Carle. Animals each perform some characteristic act, and ask the reader (and a person on the pages with them) whether they can do it too. The activities - turning your head, bending your knees, thumping your chest, etc. - are perfect for toddlers. A great, fun book that has gone to the top of my list of favorite 2nd year birthday gifts.
"I am a monkey and I wave my arms. Can you do it? / I can do it!"
Bookworm's interest at 2 years, 2 months: We read it three times in a row (and then made him get ready for bed), and he asks for it often since. Daddy read while Mama acted out the parts, and he followed suit. He loves it.
Parent's Peeve: The second to last page reads: "I am I and I wiggle my toe. Can you do it?" Shouldn't it be, "I am me."?
I'd like to buy a copy, but I need help. Does anyone know if the board book and hardcover/paperback versions are the same? When they are, I prefer board books for their pricetag, and being able to easily stuff them in my handbag or stroller. Although, the large images in the full version are nice. Maybe the paperback is the way to go. It is $1 less than the board book anyway.