Sully’s Shelf is a post I created in order to spread the love of my toddler’s favorite books. I’m not the only avid reader in my house, and my kid has the loaded bookshelves to prove it.
Our local library has the best kid’s section. It has a train set, a play kitchen, kid-friendly chairs and tables, and books everywhere. They are scattered on tables, piled in baskets and all within easy reach of little hands. It’s awesome.
We went yesterday and picked out a few good ones that we’ve already several times. Here’s what Sully’s reading this week:
Sully’s obsessed with rockets, trains, cars, tractors and pretty much anything mechanical that makes a lot of noise. It’s about a little hedgehog who has wanted to be an astronaut his whole life and has a chance to make his dreams come true. Filled with wonderful illustrations, Sully got pretty excited with all the colorful rockets and aliens.
Most parents I know have heard of Giraffes Can’t Dance and for good reason. “Those who are different just need a different song.” This book sends a great message and is beautifully and colorfully illustrated. Sully loved naming all the animals and dancing like Gerald.
Another book with gizmos, gadgets, and the mechanical. As with most children’s books, though, it’s all about the message. “You can only truly fail if you quit.” A good message for a toddler who can easily get frustrated when something doesn’t work the way he wants it to.
Even as I finish up this blog post, my munchkin is thrusting books on top of my keyboard and demanding to sit in my lap to read. So off we go…
But first, what are some of your favorite children’s books?