I'm sure everyone has heard of it. The preschool picture book that is a must for every household... Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Join Max as he travels to another land and discovers some unusual friends.
Another classic preschool picture book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. The rhyme and rhythm of this book is unmatchable and it's an essential "learning your alphabet" book.
Another favourite in our house is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. This is a clever story of a little mouse who holds his own against the Gruffalo who has, "terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws".
Another Julia Donaldson favourite is A Squash and a Squeeze. This story is about a little lady who seeks help from a wise old man because her house is a "squash and a squeeze". Some great rhyming text and funny concepts.
No preschool picture book library is complete without Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type . This is a story of a farmer and his negotiations with the farm animals... "Cows that type, hens on strike... who ever heard of such a thing?" We love the rhyming text and there's many great words like "furious", "ultimatum" and "neutral".
Do you have a child who just has an ultimate favourite colour? Mabel Murple and Red is Best are great books about children who have a favourite colour! Mabel Murple has some fantastic tales about everything purple ("Mabel Murple's house is purple, so is Mabel's hair...."). Red is Best captures the relationship between a parent who just doesn't understand their child's need to wear things that aren't adequate (but little does mom know... "red is best").
Move Over, Rover! is a great tale about a stormy day. All the animal friends of Rover are finding shelter in Rover's doghouse but is there enough room? Great descriptive words and rhyming text.
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear is one of my daughter's absolute favourite books. A classic tale about a mouse and what he does to keep the red ripe strawberry away from the big hungry bear. In our house, we like to end this story with eating our own red ripe strawberry!