Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Not Really The Cat in the Hat

Today, I'm participating in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Check out some of the other hoppers by clicking on the button.


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Recently I was invited to read as part of the Indies First Storytime Event. Because things have been so hectic lately, I didn't realize until the last minute I was supposed to read from my favorite picture book.

I didn't have one on hand, so they provided a selection. From the stack, I chose this one:




While I loved the story when I was a kid, I can't say it was my favorite. I can't even remember a favorite picture book. I was a kid! However, while reading to my niece and nephew, I came up with a new favorite:




If I ever am tasked with reading to kids publicly again, that's the one I'll pick. It's SO clever! The girly side in me likes this series, too, though:




What's your favorite children's picture book? Why?

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49 comments:

  1. I only read the first one and I'd love to read the other two.

    I love the Frog and Toad series, Caps for Sale, and The Fire Cat.

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  2. A person can NEVER go wrong with The Cat in the Hat :)

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  3. It's been so long that outside of Dr. Seuss books, I can't remember one.

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  4. It wasn't as I remembered it, Alex. Although I always recalled the basic concept of Cat in the Hat...that was a LONG book. Seemed to go on forever! I think that's the way when you're reading aloud to restless children.

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  5. My favorite book as a child was Green Eggs And Ham... it ended up being my youngest daughters favorite too... my oldest loved Go Dog Go.

    I instilled a great love of reading with my oldest daughter... My youngest seems to be picking up on it now too :-D

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  6. Launna--My younger sister says the reason she started reading at a young age was that she saw me reading!

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  7. Sooo many great children's books out there. I loved Sammy the Seal when I was a kid. I enjoyed reading Miss Spider's Tea Party to my kids.

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  8. IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE sounds delightful! What happens in it?

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  9. IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE sounds delightful! What happens in it?

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  10. LOL Dezmond--you'll have to read the story to find out!

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  11. Ooo, Fancy Nancy looks like so much fun!!!

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  12. I love the Pig & Pancake title so much that I know I would love the book.

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  13. My favorite book was always Go Dog Go! By Dr Suess. I loved the party in top of the tree.

    Thanks for visitng my blog!

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  14. I don't know if they count as picture books, but I LOVED Maurice Sendak's "Chicken Soup with Rice." I made my parents read that to me over and over and over. And I loved "Where the Wild Things Are." Basically anything Sendak!

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  15. There are so many awesome picture books. That was one of the things I loved about being a parent--reliving all the picture books. One of my favorites from my son's childhood is the Hallow-wiener. It's about wiener dogs and Halloween and is soooo funny.

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  16. "If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles..."

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  17. I was walking through the mall the other day and walk passed the Barnes & Noble and had to do a double take at the book in the window. It was an old childhood favorite. I hadn't seen it since I was 3 or 4 years old!

    It was Put me in the Zoo

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  18. I haven't heard of that one, Diane. It looks fun, though!

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  19. My kids loved Little Monsters Bedtime Book. We read that until the cover is off and the pages are worn. I still tell them, night night, don't let the zimparumparoos bite.

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  20. These 3 were all favorites in my house. Dr. Seuss ones were always a hit. My son made me read a few so many times, if he got cranky on a long ride I would recite the book from memory to appease him.

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  21. I recently came across two children's books that I REALLY liked: KeeKee's Big Adventures In Paris, France and KeeKee's Big Adventures In Rome, Italy. KeeKee is a cat who takes children through a trip in his favorite cities. Very informative and hyper adorable.

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  22. something called a pokey puppy comes to mind.

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  23. I remember enjoying Green Eggs and Ham as a kid, and quite a few others, but it certainly has been a while!

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  24. When I was little, I don't remember Mom reading to me, but I do remember her telling me stories of her childhood.

    I read to my daughter a lot, my favorite to read was The Pokey Little Puppy, but I am not sure it was her favorite...but she listened anyway.

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  25. Dr. Seuss books sure worked for my rhyming caboose

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  26. My favorite children's picture book is "Is Your Mama a Llama?" by Deborah Guarino.

    I loved this book as a kid and just ordered one for my grand twins. I know they won't be born for another couple weeks, but I want to be ready!

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  27. Where the Wild Things Are. I loved that book! I also would read over and over Grimm Fairy Tales and was a strange kind that I thought it perfectly great that the witch had to wear hot iron poker shoes and danced til she died. Mt brother liked Green Eggs and Ham. Good for you that you were able to be part of this. I think that's wonderful and helps you with talking to groups:)

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  28. So many are bringing up Where the Wild Things Are. I don't remember reading it as a kid, but I was forced to endure the movie. We made it through 3/4ths of it before walking out. My brother-in-law pointed out the book has five sentences or something so they had to have taken liberties with it to make a feature film...sure enough, I read the book and the movie was NOTHING like the book!

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  29. Green Eggs and Ham. Okay, there are many that I love.

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

    Those are a few of my favorites.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  30. My favorite FAVORITE picture book is The Giving Tree. Next favorite, probably I Love You Forever, and last, Where the Wild Things Are. =)

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  31. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! I'm loving some of the names of these...

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  32. I always read to my grand daughter, and this one sounds fun!

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  33. All I can say is "ahhh" to Fancy Nancy. We loved that story.

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  34. Fancy Nancy was pure brilliance. I love girly-girl stories. I need to come up with a series that feeds into that side of myself somehow.

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  35. I also loved some stories mentioned above.

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  36. I loved Are You My Mother and Green Eggs and Ham. I've read them both so many times.

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  37. I still remember If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

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  38. Oh, I love the If you give a... series. I think there's one called If you give a mouse a cookie??? My boys liked those as well. One of my faves was always Goodnight Moon (for my boys, not for me as a child)

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  39. Yeah, the pig and the pancake was only the beginning. I think it went on for quite a few books, didn't it?

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  40. Two reasons I'm glad I stopped by your blog today -- that cover for Nancy is absolutely delish, and I always wondered how you can possible get an e-book autographed. So clever!

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  41. I adore picture books. I remember being in the Dr. Seuss book club as a kid. On The Day You Were Born and Love You Forever are two of the faves I used to read to my kids.

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  42. I don't read a lot of younger books but it's always so cute, all the covers are nice! thanks for sharing!

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  43. What a great thing to participate in! Honestly, my favorite children's book and the only one that I kept of all the books the kids had growing up was "Love You Forever". I could not get through that book without a few tears in my eyes. Now years later with the kids raised, I wonder if it would still evoke those strong of emotions in me (probably would, LOL :)

    betty

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  44. Uggh! That's such a hard question! I have so many favorites! You've picked some good ones here for sure. Found you on the Kid Lit Blog Hop, and you are always welcome to join Booknificent Thursdays, my all-things-books link-up every Thursday on Mommynificent.com.
    Tina

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  45. My daughter loves the Fancy Nancy books:) I love the Stella and Sam series--Stella, Star of the Sea. The illustrations are beautiful! And it's about a cute little redheaded girl, her brother and the ocean;-)

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  46. I had a ton when I was younger, mostly the fairy tales, and some others I can't even remember now, haha. But,I recently bought an illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that I love.

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  47. I really loved the Illustrated Child's Garden of Verses, or Dennis Lee's Garbage Delight. Highly recommend them both.

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  48. As a mom of 4, I have read all of these many times. I have to say one of our all time favorites is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. No matter how many times we read it, my kids always find something to laugh about. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. We love all three of your choices. We love A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee. Thanks for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop and for sharing your favs!

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