Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Once Upon Books Which Are Youer than You

Once in a while, upon a time,
a weighed-down thinker,

needs to take a surf-break
from 800-page tomes of history, science,
and philosophy

TO (yes, you)

Roll down a high green hill
of grassy words and pictures,

letting their ticklish humor
and ridiculous stems tickle your face:-),

swirling your mind
into dizzy

Especially when you and a young grammy have 4 adorable grand kids to read to, (you who!)

So without further ado, let's
you and I list our favorite children's books
from long ago

and faraway flying up to ever--
ever land present:

In no certain order-

#1 The Berenstain's B Book by Stan and Jan Berenstain

In those immortal;-) words: "Big brown bear, blue bull, beautiful baboon blowing bubbles biking backward,
bump black bug's banana boxes and Billy Bunny's breadbasket and Brother Bob's baseball bus..."

#2 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

#3 Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman

#4 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss

#5 Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

#6 Oh, Were They Ever Happy! by Peter Spier

#7 Gobble, Growl, Grunt by Peter Spier

#8 Bored--Nothing to Do! by Peter Spier

#9 What Do People Do All Day? Richard Scary

#10 Old Hat, New Hat by Stan and Jan Berenstain

#11 He Bear and She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain

#12 People by Peter Spier

#13 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

#14 The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

#15 Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

#16 Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

#17 Curious George by Margret Rey

#18 Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

#19 The Dot & the Line by Norton Juster

#20 I Spy by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick

#21 The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

#22 Max and the Big Fat Lie by Michael Waite and Gary Trousdale

#23 Handy-Dandy Helpful Hal by Michael P. Waite and Gary Trousdale

#24 Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by All Perkins and Eric Gurney

#25 The Chicken and the Pony by Doug ? and Terrence McConnell

ADDED by others:

#26 Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw

#27 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

#28 One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

#29 The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

#30 The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco and William Nicholson

#31 Hot-Air Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham

#32 The Girl Who Never Made a Mistake by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein


Please add to this short list, less we miss the best:-)

To kids of all ages.

In the Light-hearted wonder,

From grampa to children everywhere,

Daniel Wilcox

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