"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a wonderful book. Anything by Eric Carle is always a favorite of mine!
"The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper. A description of my childhood wouldn't be complete without this treasured tale. My mom reads it best too!
"Corduroy" by Don Freeman. I absolutely adore this super sweet story. What's not to love about this little guy!
"Silly Sally" by Audrey Wood - I have never read this one, but it sure looks fun, and my niece has a sweet, silly, sassy side to her that we all love! I also like that this book uses rhyme, which is a great way for children to learn fluency and become familiar with word sounds and endings.
"Tickle Monster" by Josie Bissett. This "laughing kit" even comes with "tickle mitts"!! I have actually had my eye on this book for quite awhile now...it would have been a major hit in my family growing up. It might very well become this year's big niece and nephew gift from Uncle Kevin and Aunt Page! (Unless my mom or mother-in-law read this and beat me to it! :) )
Now for the princess part of her gift. I have decided to get creative and make a princess wand! This, of course, due to the fact that there are some adorable tutorials out there, and what could be more fun for a princess than a magic wand?! I will let you know how my interpretation turns out! For now, check out my adorable inspirations at these sites: