Rumble in the Jungle
By Giles Andreae, Illustrated by David Wojtowycz
If you haven't read this children's book, I highly recommend it. Really young children (I even mean 6 month old babies) will love the natural rhythm as you're reading. Older children can clap or tap to the rhythm, or do animal sounds and actions after you read each page. It's also a great book for teaching kids about new animals and colors. When my son was a year old, we read this book multiple times EVERY day. We still read it often, but he's okay with variety now. :)
*We actually got this book as a baby gift from a friend of mine. BOOKS, what a great idea for a baby gift!
*I'm doing this post a few days before you'll see it, but today, I noticed you could buy a used copy of this book for only $2.00 at Barnes and Noble Marketplace. The shipping would be more, but if you're already buying something, it may fit into your budget. If not, the library is always a favorite stop for kids.
Reading lasts a lifetime!