Monday, March 14, 2011

Musing Mondays

This week's musing at Should Be Reading asks...

Do you have a favorite children's book? Either one that you loved as a child, or one that you discovered and still enjoy? Tell us about it!

What a difficult question! I have so many favorites, but if I had to pick one it would be:

Caps For Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slodbodkina.

Close runners up would be: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (currently in it's 75th year) and Corduroy by Don Freeman.

I have actually previously reviewed all three of these books and you can read more about them on my blog posting from July 2008 if you follow the link.

My love for children's books continues to grow as an adult, especially now that I am daily reading aloud to my daughter. My current favorite author/illustrator is Lisa McCue who has written and illustrated two books about a bunny rabbit titled: Quiet Bunny and Quiet Bunny's Many Colors.

"Little Bunny discovers the importance—and pleasure—of dancing to your own kind of music. More than anything, Quiet Bunny loves the sounds of the forest: the birds chirping, the wind whispering shhhhh through the leaves, and, especially, the night song all the rabbits listen to. But, one day, he wonders: how can I join in? Bunny wanders the woods asking animal after animal—but he just can’t ch-cheet like the cricket, ssssss like the hissing snake, or o-uuuu like the howling wolves. But nothing feels just right—until Quiet Bunny finds the wonderful beat that’s his and his alone." (Summary courtesy of the publisher)

"Quiet Bunny loves the bright colors of spring: the yellow ducks, green frogs, and blue jays-everything but his own brown, wintry white fur. It takes the help of a wise old owl for Bunny to realize that it's the rainbow of colors-including his own-that makes the world so beautiful." (Summary courtesy of the publisher)

While I loved both of these books (especially the illustrations), I think Quiet Bunny's Many Colors is my favorite. I love all the colors and it's the perfect book to read aloud as we enter the natural beauty of spring!

If you've not yet read any of these books I highly encourage you to look for them at your local library or bookstore!

Have a favorite childhood read? Leave a comment and let me know what you've read and loved or head on over to Should Be Reading and leave a comment for Musing Mondays: March 14.


Carrie said...

I haven't read (or seen) the bunny books but they do look awfully cute!

My childhood favorite is STILL The Five Chinese Brothers which I think is magical and fun.

nosleepmommy said...

Gotta love the Tawny,Scrawny, Lion (a Golden Book) and anything Richard Scary

caite said...

{{ I too old to buy those bunny books...}}

Yvonne said...
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Yvonne said...

WOW -- you just took me down memory lane!
My mother used to read Caps For Sale, The Story of Ferdinand and Corduroy to me when I was little. I loved all of them!!
Here's my MM: