Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Favorite Picture Books as a Child

We're starting a new topic about what our favorite picture books were as kids.

Here is a list of some of mine:

The Little Engine that Could

Make Way for Ducklings

Winnie the Pooh Series (OK..I know they aren't actually Picture books, but ..you know)

Raggedy Ann Series (same as above)

Joan Walsh Anglund books (A Friend is Someone Who Loves You)

Where the Wild Things Are

Frog and Toad Together


Ginger*:)* said...

I kind of think of all of this group as the little engine that could! We seem to trudge uphill a lot, but we always seem to get where we are going.

Make Way for Ducklings was the very first book I took out of our hometown library before I even started school. Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin have been on my bookshelves right into adulthood. Maurice Sendak has always been a favorite.

Great list Amy!

Kathleen Rietz said...

I still have "Where The Wild things Are" by Maurice Sendak! I love his drawings. Maybe that is why I still love to draw monsters! (check out my blog for my most recent monsters which I illustrated for an SCBWI show this fall).

Allison said...

The Little Engine That Could was my very favorite. And I used to love going to my friend's house to look at Dr. Suess books. The others named I didn't discover until I had children. I could list their favorites too!

Anonymous said...

Amy have you seen Loren Longs version of the Little Engine that Could? It is marvelous!

I am going to have to look up the Make Way for Ducklings. . .it sounds wonderful.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Amy C. Moreno said...

Thanks everyone. I have so many more I could list, but these are the ones that immediately came to mind.
You all DO seem like "Little Engine that Could" people...Allison..it HAD to be one of your favorites.
Sherry..you've GOT to read Make Way For Ducklings. Read it's history too, and how he drew the illustrations with ducks in his bathtub to draw from.

Kathleen Rietz said...

For my birthday a couple of years ago, my boyfriend took me to see a musical production of Frog & Toad. It was so sweet and HILARIOUS! The author'd daughter had decided that her father's books needed to be made into a musical. It was really the best way I could imagine to spend my birthday. Most of the audience, by the way, was adults, proving we never really outgrow the books and stories we love growing up.