I love reading to my boys. It's so fun to get to be a kid with them. I like to make all the different voices, silly sounds and silly faces that go along with each character as the story unfolds. The sillier the better because hearing my son Jude laugh is one the the greatest sounds on earth. It's so infectious. When Jude was about a year old, I found this little gem...The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems. We now have every Pigeon book Mr. Willems has written as well as a few others. The illustration is simple, the colors are phenomenal and the characters are hysterical. Next time you're at a book store, check 'em out! They would make a GREAT Christmas gift for your little one!