I've been making my baby registries online this week and have been thinking about what books I feel are essential to have around. Here's a starter list I came up with. I'd love to get more suggestions for great books for very young children.
Very Hungry Caterpillar (my mom has some uber-cute onesies and sleepers set aside for me with embroidered pictures from this book on them. I can't wait!)
Where the Wild Things Are
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Plenty of Dr. Seuss
Animalia (I'd never hear of it, but Sam really liked them)
Winnie the Pooh
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Are you my mother?