Mom's top 10 book list for toddlers

The Monitor asked parents to submit their favorite books to read with their toddlers in an informal Facebook survey. Our survey revealed that many of the books that parents cherish most are those that they remember reading as children. Here are the top ten recommendations of stories that are sure to hold up through endless readings – we can't make any promises about the pages of the book, though.

3. 'The Runaway Bunny' by Margaret Wise Brown

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    Margaret Wise Brown's 'Runaway Bunny' was first published by Harper Collins in 1942.
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Margaret Wise Brown's "The Runaway Bunny" answers the question that every toddler – and every child, teenager, and adult for that matter – struggles with, "Will you still be there for me, even if I push you away?" When the little bunny says that he plans to run away, his mother responds, "If you run away, I will run after you. For you are my little bunny." With each new scenario the little bunny offers, the mother calmly counters with the same response. "The Runaway Bunny" was first published by Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc. in 1942.

Other books by Ms. Brown include "The Important Book" and "Two Little Trains."

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