If the kids table at my Christmas dinner this year had a kit this fun, I'd be half tempted to join them! Free free free printable activity kit to keep the kiddos busy.
Available at: Kitty Baby Love http://kittybabylove.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=0075e3b9a641dab649c1d1549f0d9dc6 ($3 each)
Real books cause papercuts and have too many words. Start off a little easier.
I'll never really outgrow the desire to be a giant industrial machine capable of dousing giant fires. Gimme!
Even if they can't pronounce "mitochondria" yet, they'll appreciate the funny squiggles!