who, while adorable, might still be inclined to... shall we say "mishandle" real books.
That's right, we're talking about BOARD BOOKS today.
Specifically these ones:
I don't know for sure what it is about these Alphaprints books (we own several) but both my little girls are OBSESSED.
They are totally cute, with textured pictures made from fingerprints and random everyday items. Mostly these books are of the simple ABC, Colors, 123, etc variety, though I see on Amazon that they also have a Ho, Ho, Ho and a Gobble Gobble version, which possibly bears investigation.
Anyway, the only places I've seen these are Amazon and Costco, but they are a great choice for toddlers (and even preschoolers if my turning-four-year-old is any indication).