I know that I have made this recommendation previously, but I am again reminded of this best-loved book. Museum ABC has been a favorite with all three of my boys. I don't know why they have all chosen a book of fine art and letters as their top pick for nap-time reading, especially at such young ages. Levi at age one as well as Leif currently. Luke loved it around age two and older.
The letters are bold and colorful, but simple and unadorned. The facing page features four pieces of art corresponding with the letter. B is for boat. Four pictures show boats of various styles. And so on.
Levi knew all his letters at age two. The letter sounds came much later, so I learned my lesson with Leif. Each time we read the book, I emphasize the letter sound rather than the letter name. It floors me how excited and emphatic he is about his letter sounds, but he chooses this book above all others.
With all the little boy-love this book has endured, it is starting to show great signs of wear and tear. But it is just a book. If it will help instill a love of letters and fine art, I won't mourn a few rips and wrinkles. We'll just buy a new one. This book is worth it.