If your kiddo is anything like mine, a book with paper pages is about as safe as…well…paper in the hands of a toddler. After a few of my favorite books were torn to pieces ( Goodbye, One Fish Two Fish!) I opted into collecting board books. They are way more durable and my youngest has decided that they are amazing teething toys!
Here is one of my new favorites in our home library: ‘Olivia’ written + illustrated by Ian Falconer. The illustrations are simple and crisp and the entire book is illustrated in various shades of black and pops of red. It really is visually appealing and while I am big on rhyming books ( my son seems to remember words better when learned in a rhythm!) and this one is not that, the sentences and story line are simply amazing. I enjoy the book as much as my little one does, if not more.