Monday, January 28, 2008

My Favorite Picture Books

Alright, people, here's the deal. It is the 28th of January and I have posted 10 times this month. That leaves me with 5 posts in 3 days. We may have to pull some all-nighters, order in some pizza, and chug a few Red Bulls. Who's with me?!

Today I have a very special post for you. This is a (short) list of my very favorite picture books. These are books that I own or will own as soon as I can justify spending the money (considering I work at a library and don't have any kids, that probably won't be anytime soon). But, without further ado and in no particular order......ta-daaaaaaaaa.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle




Absolutely the first book I will buy when I have a child. Can you believe this book has been on the Challenged Books list? The illustrations are what make the story - this is my favorite of all of Carle's works.


Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan




Because it's hilarious, that's why. I wouldn't actually give this to a child, by the way. It's for my own personal enjoyment.



An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler



It's something different - I love it when books go outside the normal realm and actually include the narrator as a character. Plus, the illustrations get sloppier and sloppier and make the story even funnier.


The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood




I LOVE the illustrations, and the mouse's expressions are great. Plus, I like strawberries.



Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester



Helen Lester is one of my favorite picture book authors. Her stories are hilarious, what can I say? This story is funny and inspiring at the same time. How can you not cheer on the adorable rat with a speech impediment?

Obviously, there are more picture books that I love, but these are my top five. Don't start hounding me because I didn't list Goodnight Moon or There's a Monster at the End of this Book or others of that nature, because I love them, too, but everyone knows about them and maybe not everyone knows about these. But now you do! Go read them!


But before you do, take a moment and tell me some of your favorites! I'd be much obliged. :-)

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE Wodney Wat! I read it for my sister's three girls, who have various speech difficulties, and they all loved it, too. How could you not, though, really?

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  2. I'm with you! You're almost there! But no Red Bull for me, thanks. ;-)

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  3. You're right, Red Bull is disgusting. I should have said coffee, but I don't really think you can chug coffee, at least not if you still want to feel your tongue.

    Wodney Wat was a favorite the first time I read it. :-) I'm so glad others know about him, too!

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  4. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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