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Instilling a love for reading in our children is so important. That is why we made it part of our 2011 goals to bring you some more book recommendations.

I couldn’t think of a better book to kick off the year with than Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton.

I picked this book because it was one of the first we read to our son. And it quickly became one of his favorites.

This sweet story is about a parent telling their child how much they love them them- in the form of song.

My son would have us read him this book 3, sometimes 4 times a night! What he loved most was that when Daddy read the book, the song sounded different than when Mommy sang the song… we would take turns and it cracked him up.

What cracked us up?

When our son received  The Philadelphia Chickens book and CD filled with Sandra Boynton’s short stories… and learned that neither of our sing-song versions of Snuggle Puppy sounded like “the real” song.

Sandra Boyton’s rhyming, sing-song stories are adorably illustrated and offered in board book-form,  making them all great starter books for toddlers.

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