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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:44 PM
For the parents, past and present, with the lil uns, what is/was your favorite children's book to read to them?

I always got big laughs reading 'A Fly Went By'. Reading it faster and faster trying not trip over the word. Some of the whacked out Dr. Suess stuff was entertaining as well. Like his tongue twister books ('Fox in Socks' anyone?)

My wife's favorite is "I'll Love You Forever" Balls her eyes out everytime she would read it. If you've read it, you'd understand.

My 6 year old is slowly learning to read (big 1st grader now) and wants to do the reading himself now.

They grow so fast ...

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:46 PM
The Little Engine That Could and Goodnight Moon

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:49 PM
If ya'll are looking for some new ones, send a PM to BigTrout...his wife writes childrens books!

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:51 PM
When Caleb was young he loved for me to read Mercer Mayer books to him, one in particular Just Me and My Dad.
He had this thing memorized quickly. Would say it along with me as I read. At night when it was bed time he always took this book to bed with him. Very cute. Page by page he knew what words were on it. Before the sun went down and there was still light in his room, he'd sit in bed and recite it word for word page by page. When he got to the end of it, he put the book down and pull the covers up over his head and would be asleep in 30 seconds.
Man I was fortunate to have these experiences.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:52 PM
"Hoot" by Carl Hiassen. This one was made into a movie (Jimmy Buffett as the teacher). Carl has also written another book for kids, but I don't know the title.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:54 PM
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My wife's favorite is "I'll Love You Forever" Balls her eyes out everytime she would read it. If you've read it, you'd understand.


i can't read it. i cry too ever time.

goodnight moon is my favorite. cat in the hat is brilliant. thomas the tank engine. the biggest bear. the very lonely firefly. the very hungry caterpillar.

btw, my kids are 3.5 and 2.5. so this probably isn't relevant for kids older than this.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 12:57 PM
Here are a few I have read to my kids













 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:00 PM
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If ya'll are looking for some new ones, send a PM to BigTrout...his wife writes childrens books!


really ?

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:00 PM
No kids here, but I spent my teen years as prime baby-sitter for a HUGE extended family. The 21 children from one set of parents were having kids and then grand-kids, between 5 -13 in each of those families.

My favorite book was Green Eggs & Ham. I had the entire book memorized from reading it to sooooo many kids.

Did you see Jesse Jackson reading it on Saturday Night Live? Hysterical!

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:01 PM
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If ya'll are looking for some new ones, send a PM to BigTrout...his wife writes childrens books!


really ?



Yes, they are published and signed!

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:04 PM
"Where The Wild Things Are" and "Frog & Toad Together"


[Edited on 10/19/2007 by Smattermonnat]

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:04 PM
Our favorites - Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, Good Night Moon, Stella Luna, Abels Island, Chicken Soup With Rice, What the Mailman Brought, Suzuki Bean and one for older children, Amy Moves In

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:13 PM
The Velveteen Rabbit, Goodnight Moon, Dr. Seuss stuff. I've purchased the following books for my grandson, nieces, and nephews:

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Stupid Fairy Tales (a take off on old nursery rhymes and funny for the kids - where else can you read the tale of Jack's Bean Problem??? )

John, Paul, George, and Ben (humorous way to introduce some history to young ones)

Fancy Nancy (there is a series - great illustrations and good for a young girl)

Junie B, First Grader (there is a whole series of Junie B Jones books - Junie B is a real character and the books are charming)

Olivia (also a series of Olivia books - Olivia being a very charming piglet)

Eloise (another series - Eloise is a character and these are charming stories)

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Edward being a china rabbit)

Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books are good

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:15 PM
Does anyone 'know' Flat Stanley? I was recently introduced to him. We took him on a wild adventure in DC. He had a bit of an R-rated adventured, but really enjoyed himself!
 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:23 PM
Just Me and my Dad was big in our house also

Another of my daughter's favorites was NO More Water In The Tub by Tedd Arnold

My favorite children's book,although it's more for the 9 and up group is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster.It's a great read for adults also.

My daughter is almost 12 now and can't get enough of The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley.I've been reading them as she finishes them and they are very good.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 01:23 PM
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Does anyone 'know' Flat Stanley? I was recently introduced to him. We took him on a wild adventure in DC. He had a bit of an R-rated adventured, but really enjoyed himself!


We have had 2 Flat Stanleys travel with us. Pics in Washington DC, Mount Rushmore, etc. Sent him to Las Vegas with "Grandma" & she took some pics with him there & sent him home. Pics at Red Rocks, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower...the Stanley's got around!

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 02:16 PM
"the missing piece" by shel silverstein


never sounded like a childrens book to me.....the circle (that looks like a pacman) can't roll because he feels like he is missing something so he sets out in search of its missing peice. some are too big, some too small, some too pointy...

he finally finds one that fits just right.......and he rolls so damn fast he can't stop. i always related to that in a big way.

"hiddeooddiee ooodie oooh i'm off to find my missing piece..."

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 02:24 PM
When Caleb "graduated" kindergarten he was already a pretty good reader, so I gave him a copy of Dr Suess'. Oh The Places You Will Go.

He did fantastic through school and will graduate with a major in history this spring ( Hey Carlos ).
The places he's gone I'm very happy for him, would have been easy for him to stray to another path but he was always very self-disciplined. For graduation...maybe a GPS so no matter where he goes in this world, he'll always have a path...and a way back.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 02:27 PM
The Jolly Mon by Jimmy Buffett

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 04:37 PM
Those wacky Germans, check out "Struuwelpeter" by Dr. Heinrich Hofmann, that'll get 'em to sleep...

And if you want a theatrical rendition be sure to see these lads: http://www.myspace.com/tigerlilliesuk

They do the whole book onstage. I saw them at St. Ann's in Brooklyn on Halloween some years ago, quite bizarre, to say the least.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 05:18 PM
I always liked Flat Stanley and Mr. Pine's Purple House.

I also remember two that I think were set in Thailand . . . something about duck, or family of ducks, and then there was . . . let's see - Tickitickitembonoserumbocheriberiruchiepipimberipembo - I think.

Ah, found them both:
http://www.amazon.com/Tikki-Tembo-Arlene-Mosel/dp/0312367481/ref=pd_bbs_1/1 03-4214069-5029443?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192832479&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Story-about-Reading-Railroad-Books/dp/0448421658/ref= pd_bbs_2/103-4214069-5029443?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192832479&sr= 8-2

A few years back, my youngest had one about a little boy who hated washing - he ran away from home and went to live with a troll who lived in the woods and learned what dirty really mean. He went home and lived a clean life after that. Might have been called "Dirt Boy," or something like that. A friend of my dad's wrote a children's book that was remarkable . . . I'll try to find it.



[Edited on 10/19/2007 by TopDroog]

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 05:28 PM
My favorite as a child

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 05:32 PM
When they were 2-3...Goodnite Moon

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 08:50 PM
I loved all the Dr. Seuss, but especially Oh the Places You'll Go.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2007 at 11:08 PM

 

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