I am a huge fan of books and I think my love of books has rubbed off onto my son. He investigates books more than any other toy.
There are so many benefits to babies and toddlers using and playing with books. Some are helping to developing eyesight, fine motor skills, parent to child interactions and learning opportunities and I could go on! If you are looking for board books check out my article called: Top Six Board Books for Babies!
My favourite book is "Where is the Green Sheep" by Mem Fox. This book has rhyming, prediction, repetition and more.