I have too many to count, so I'll just mention Murmel Murmel Murmel, by Robert Munsch and M. Martchenko, in which a five year old girl named Robin finds a baby in her sandbox and tries to find a home for it. Her technique, which is to ask everyone she meets, "Do you need a baby?" is met by inane questions such as "Does it pee its pants?" from an old lady, or "Can it wash my car?" from a man. Of course, eventually she meets someone (a truck driver) who does need a baby. It's a very funny book.I am thrilled that my best friend's two-year old is now of an age to enjoy it!--Kate
Yes, I do speak for the trees. Had a real fight on my hands only last year when irresponsible business owners behind me was having an incompetent tree "trimmer" whack on a grove of eucalyptus where hawks nest year after year. I found the best leverage was to contact a big television news station in San Francisco. Despite some attempts to sneak in and cut when they weren't supposed to, we saved the grove and the hawks have come back. They were teaching their young to fly a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful sight.Cindy
Love Dr. S !But I have a great fondness for Beatrix Potter .. in the little books especially for little kids .. I have them stashed in a drawer in my bedroom along with a few other treasures .. also a special Halloween book .. could you guess about that one ? LOL
I read Berenstein Bears to my kids. Cute books always with good lessons.My favorite Dr Suess book is "Oh the places you'll go!" I gave it to my kids for high school graduation. I cry everytime I read it! :)
Kate, that is a new one for me. I will see if we have it in the library. Cindy, good for you. I am sure the hawks appreciate it. Joy, I could have guessed you would have a favorite halloween book. What is the tite. Linda, My mom gave that book to some of my brothers and sisters when they graduated. It is great.
So many wonderful childrens' books, it's hard to choose a favourite. "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch is definitely one of my favourites; Dr. Seuss was always well-loved in our household, too; "The Velveteen Rabbit", "The Polar Express", "Wind in the Willows". Oh my!
Nancy, you are the second to mention Robert Munsch. I must go look and see what holdings we have in the library by this author. I am surprised no one has mentioned "Guess How Much I Love You?" and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
I love Seuss! My favorite children's books list is a mile long- but here are some. Life and Her Children by Arabella Buckley, Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots by Lovejoy (my blog name was inspired by this book!), and books by Burgess- The Burgess Bird Book, Flower book, etc.
Tessa, You have given me a lot of books to check out. Thanks:)
How could I leave out "Good Night Moon" Bad Debbi, very very bad.
My kids were crazy about the Dr Zeus & Harold books (the kid with the purple crayon). ;)
The Secret Garden is my favorite children's book. And I not only speak for trees, I speak TO them 9and grow them and prune them and give them a hug!).
Racquel, I totally forgot about the Harold Books. Monica, The Secret Garden is a great read. Hug a tree for me please.
Anyone remember Maurice Sendak's "In the Night Kitchen"? Lots of his stuff is great, very whimsical and quirky for kids who like that stuff. He also wrote the "Little Bear" stories that were made into gentle and lesson teaching cartoons back in the 90s.Enid Blyton's "Adventures of Pip" was a great favourite of mine when I was little.
Foxy, I will add them to the list. Thanks for the suggestions.