There is no shame…in reading picture books!
I am sixteen years old (and a half. 😉 ) and I still enjoy a good picture book. Most of the reason I love picture books is in fact, for the pictures. But every now and again there will be one that has a good/cute little story.
Here are some of my favorite picture books:
I do not have a number one favorite picture book, nor am I going to do this in any particular order. I am just going to put them up as I do it. Also I may list one book, but still love many by the same author. I’ll try to mention this if it is the case. 🙂 Or I’ll just mention the author! 😉
First up is
Barbara Cooney: She has written and illustrated a lot of her own books. As well as some other books. Her books included Island Boy, Eleanor, Miss. Rumphius…and the list could go on and on.
Barbara Cooney illustrated Roxaboxen, which is literally one of my absolute favorite picture books! <3
“You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” -Miss. Rumphius, Barbara Cooney
Tasha Tudor : I don’t know how many books she has, but A is for Annabelle is my favorite by her. She did the illustrations for her own books as well as write them. 1 is One is another good book that she did.
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals: This book was so funny! The title is just awesome. I must say, at the beginning of the book I thought it was going to be another stupid cheesy book, but the ending is just perfect!
Blueberries for Sal: When I was little I didn’t like books that didn’t have colored pictures. But now I don’t really care. I love Blueberries for Sal. And a whole lot more than I like the second one. The pictures and the story is cute! (makes me wish I liked blueberries, as well as gives me a strong desire to get a metal pail and go pick some blueberries)
John Robert McCloskey also wrote Make Way for Ducklings, which is another good picture book!
Dr. Seuss: Y’all can say what you want about Seuss, but I have always loved his books. Especially ‘Oh the Places You Will Go’ and his tongue twister book, which I can’t remember the title of. I have spent many a day trying to read those tongue twisters fast and failing over and over again. 😛
(This is post is getting longer and longer the more pictures books I think of…. *ahem)
The Story of Ferdinand: Ferdinand is another book I didn’t like when I was younger. The pictures were black and white…no further explanation is needed. But really color or black and white, this book is awesome! 🙂
The Little House: This book is by Virgina Lee Burton. This is the saddest and sweetest story you will every read about a house. 😛 I love the pictures of this and the cute little house. We actually live about ten minutes for a house that looks like it is smiling, just like this one. 😀
Virginia Lee Burton also wrote other books such as ‘Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’ and ‘Katy the Big Snow’
And that would be all the picture books I have for y’all today. There are plenty more however, it is just a matter of time for me to remember them! 🙂
What are some of your favorite picture books? What are some that you hated when you were younger but love now?