Confession: I hate Dr. Seuss books.
Okay, maybe not all of them, but most of them. They’re just too full of nonsense for kids to really understand and they’re annoying to read! In general, I’m not a huge fan of picture books that are written in longer rhyming verse. Sometimes, I feel like they just rhyme for the sake of rhyming and it turns the word choice into something really difficult for children to understand, which then makes the overall story hard to understand and follow.
But, there are many rhyming books that really get it right — the rhyme becomes the rhythm of the story and because the story is simple and short, many of the rhymes are also predictable. I find rhyming books are also fantastic for infants young toddlers, because while they might not be able to understand all of the words, they can definitely connect with the cadence of the rhymes.
Here are some of my favorite rhyming books for you and your little one(s) to enjoy…some of them are also listed on some of my other book recommendation posts, but they’re so good, they’re worth repeating!