Thursday, March 10, 2011

Favorite Picture Book Blogfest

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Today, I'm going to rewind my book love a few years...In college, I read literature by night and picture books by day (I worked at a child care center), so when I saw this blogfest, hosted by The Write At Home Mom, I couldn't resist.

And, of course, I can't pick just one.

First, the best all-time classic to read to reluctant/fidgety little listeners:

The Monster at the End of this Book (Big Little Golden Book) (You pretend you can't turn the pages, and they have to "help.")

And almost anything by Audrey and/or Don Wood will also work:

Silly Sally (Red Wagon Books)   Quick as a Cricket (Child's Play Library)   The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear (Child's Play Library)

This one I've read so many times I could recite it in my sleep:
 One Hungry Monster

The beautiful art of Denise Flemming In the Tall, Tall Grass

A teddy bear story has never been so clever:  Where's My Teddy?

And Pigs have never been so funny: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! 

Finally, my favorite for parents to read to their kids: I Love You, Stinky Face  

 Wow. That was fun. Thanks for that walk down memory lane.

What about you? Any picture books to recommend?


  1. That is a great list! There were a few in there I don't know, so I'm making my own list. : )

    Thanks for participating! Yay!

  2. So many great choices! I love that you chose a mix of age ranges, and types- funny ones, gentle ones. Awesome list!

  3. Ahhh! THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK was my childhood fave! I still have my very worn, falling apart copy. Great list. My new favorite, introduced to me at work, is THE INTERRUPTING CHICKEN.

  4. I absolutely loved The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry and the hungry bear. Loved it! I had a whole lesson to teach with it - which is now buried in my attic somewhere.

  5. I don't know most of these, so I made a LOOOOONG list. thanks for sharing!

  6. Ahh!!! I used to love to read 'There's a Monster at the End of this Book' to my kids or to my preschool kids! So much fun! We just had a ball with it. I did a pretty mean Grover voice too, I will add (she says modestly). And now I have more books to add to my must-buy list! Thanks!!!

  7. These are so ridiculously cute, I want to buy them all for my niece. Okay, okay. For myself!

    I gave your blog some awards! Yay!

    :), Marie

  8. Wow, and I thought I posted too many. ;-)

    Some great books even though I haven't really read any. The only reason I recognize is Silly Sally from the mention on the TV show According to Jim. But some of the books you posted here have great covers, to say the least.

  9. I don't know a few of these and I bet my class of 3 y.o.'s would love them. I love Audrey Wood. Napping House is a favorite!

  10. The Monster At The End of This Book is one of my childhood favourites too!
    I still love it and won't part with it. Mind you, I had the whole Sesame Street Series books that Mum passed on to a family friend. I see the odd one in an op shop every now and again and it takes me back.

  11. What a wonderful, varied list! Don't know most of them, and am intrigued by the first one where you need 'help' to turn the pages. Brilliant idea!

  12. What a great list! I love sitting and reading one PB after another. :)

  13. Gosh I haven't read any of these - am loving this blogfest and the wonderful recommendations coming out of it! :)

  14. Some of my favs:
    The Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood
    Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch by Nancy Willard
    The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt