The Deputy Headmistress wants to know what your favourite toddler/preschooler books are.
We do have an (old) copy of Honey for a Child's Heart, but my go-to book when The Apprentice was small was Dorothy Butler's Babies Need Books. I also got ideas of what-to-read-when from Dorothy White's Books Before Five, a diary she kept about her own little girl's first book experiences, and Marguerite Kelly's Mother's Almanac. Now back in that Stone Age of finding used books (when Abebooks wasn't an option), we at least had a dial-in to the public library so that I could reserve books, and there was a weekly Bookmobile that brought them all, to be carried home in the stroller. So a lot of the Apprentice's early books were borrowed. And borrowed. And borrowed again.
Because there will always be someone else to read them to.
*Both the Dorothys were from New Zealand.