Dino Parade is a fun board book by Thom Wiley and illustrated by Benji Davies. Instead of having pages, this cute book opens out into a dinosaur parade.
How Does Sleep Come by Jeanne C. Blackmore and illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles has amazing pictures. This is a gentle book just perfect for bedtime. You can ask about the different animals in this book and the sounds they make. There are many pages where you can count items on the page.
A child who can speak, can feel like they can read as they identify the pictures on the page. Put your finger under the word and ask, "What does this word say?" This allows them to know that the words have meaning. Of course you can also talk about colors used.
When reading this book, you could stop at each shape and go on a treasure hunt or an outdoor field trip and try to find the shapes in the environment. You can ask, "Do you like to eat pizza?" (or cake, cucumbers, or oranges). You can talk about the word circles and that it starts with a C. "Let's look for other words on this page that start with a C."
Make sure that reading is fun. If your child struggles to sit through a story, that is okay. Read a page or two if that is all they have attention for. The attention span will come. Bedtime is a great time to read, but it certainly doesn't have to be the only time you read to your child. Allow this to be a wind down, snuggle, bonding time with your child.
Ready, set, Read!