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Lovely Book for Christmas for a Baby

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LeenaMarjatta Fri 14-Nov-14 10:34:54

Can anybody suggest a nice book that we could buy to our grand daughter (10 months) for Christmas from my mother-in-law (85 years old and not well). I thought that book could have a special meaning and it would always remind the baby of her great granny.

Marmight Fri 14-Nov-14 11:12:21

I am very fond of 'Guess How Much I Love' you by Sam McBratney. Google it. It comes in all shapes and sizes and with accessories too!

Mishap Fri 14-Nov-14 11:27:31

These are wonderful. Acorn Wood lift-the-flap board books by Julia Donaldson - there are 4 in the series and little ones are enchanted with them and they last until they are 3 or so. Cannot recommend too highly - they are much loved by my GC.

Mishap Fri 14-Nov-14 11:33:25

My little GD also loved this one and could not put it down. Again it is a book that will last.

Eloethan Fri 14-Nov-14 14:18:59

My grandson has really enjoyed this book since he was about a year old - and still gets enjoyment from it now he's 2+. It's got plenty of repetition, a tune to sway along to (or, if you're energetic, sit on the floor, clasp hands and row along to) and very sturdy board pages.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 14-Nov-14 14:25:26

I would go for a nice hardback of something like Winnie the Pooh, or Wind in the Willows. Great-granny could write a dedication in the front, and it could be treasured.

something like this

ninathenana Sat 15-Nov-14 01:06:18

DGS also loves the one in Mishap' s link.

I agree with jings a good hard back. With a dedication from GG, if she's able. My brother bought his DGD a beautifully illustrated copy of bedtime stories. Sorry don't know the publisher.

Coolgran65 Sat 15-Nov-14 01:40:38

What Marmite said.
I bought 4 copies this week. One for each grandchild.
It comes as a hardback or as a board book.
Offer on Amazon got me 4 for £10 with free delivery.
The story ends with the line - love you to the moon - and back.

LeenaMarjatta Sat 15-Nov-14 10:19:13

Ahh, I remember this book now. It's lovely. Good suggestion. Thank you.

LeenaMarjatta Sat 15-Nov-14 10:26:12

I agree that the book should be a traditional one. Winnie the Pooh is a great suggestion. Thank you.

LeenaMarjatta Sat 15-Nov-14 10:27:52

These look great. I will check out.