4 Favorite Children’s Books #4

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Here are more of our favorite children’s books coming your way!  Are any of these your favorites, too?

“Could Be Worse!” by James Stevenson

Grandpa is a creature of habit and his grandkids think he’s a bit boring.  When Grandpa overhears their talk, he decides to tell them one whopper of a story about the adventures he had during the night when a giant bird abducted him from his bed.  My husband read this book as a child and introduced it to our children.  It’s become a family favorite!

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban

Frances is such a picky eater that she refuses to eat anything other than bread and jam at every meal.  In a stroke of genius, her mother decides to offer Frances nothing but bread and jam.  Soon Frances tires of having absolutely no choice about what foods she will eat, and she asks her mother if she can have some of what everyone else is eating.  From then on, Frances’ food horizons expand and she is no longer a picky eater.

Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

Mischievous Madeline falls into the river and is rescued by a dog who follows her back to the boarding school.  The girls adopt the dog as their own, but when the trustees arrive for the annual inspection, they say she must go.  Heartbroken, the girls search for their beloved dog, Genevieve, and one night she returns to them.  Surprise, surprise–she is about to give birth to a litter of puppies!  Now all of the girls have a puppy of their own to care for.  We love the Madeline books!  The prose and illustrations are classic.  It is the 1954 Caldecott Medal Winner, too.

White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker

A curious white bunny learns about colors when he discovers some tubs of paint and takes a dip in them.  She also discovers which colors are made when you mix the primary colors.  The text and illustrations are simple, yet charming.  I read this book to my kids quite a bit when they were little.


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