Pat the Bunny. Really. All I remember about that book as a child is that it smelled horrendous. Someone bought the book for my daughter, and guess what? It's not entertaining for me or the baby, and it still smells horrible.
List has Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
by Mo Willems - I love that book
I would add Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks
just for the tweetle beetle battle part of the book. I also have a warm squishy place for The Lorax
. Upon a recent reread, I just now understood the name of "The Once-ler"; never understood the implication as a kid.
When tweetle beetles fight,
it's called a tweetle beetle battle.
And when they battle in a puddle,
it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.
AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle,
they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.
When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...
...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.
When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.
Now wait a minute, Mr. Socks Fox!
When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle
with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle,
THIS is what they call...
...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled
muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!
Fox in socks, our game is done, sir.
Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.