Sunday, August 24, 2008

This favourite children's book

Perhaps this post could be renamed these are my favourite children's books as I could not contain myself to merely one.

This first is a book named Sunny by Robin Mitchell and Judith Steedman. A friend bought this back for Little B from the US as a welcome to the world gift.

Sunny is a little fella who rustles up the kids in his neighbourhood to make up a band. They end up having a "hootenanny" of a time. Whatever that is. It is a very cute book, the illustrations are actually all little figurines photographed doing their thing. The book also comes with a very cool cd of songs which has Mr B and I bopping along every time. It is aimed at 3 - 7 year old readers but Little B enjoys it a lot at the moment.

There are two other books in the series, Windy and Snowy and Chinook.

A more traditional favourite of mine is the Hungry Little Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

In today's obesity adverse food particular times I still enjoy this book which is about the caterpillar munching through all sorts of things including an ice cream and a pickle! Which has got me to wondering as to whether he was actually a she! The illustrations of this book are lovely and Little B loves to stick his fingers through the holes!

A final fave of mine is the Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. My favourite passage is the poem the Walrus and the Carpenter. I am not exactly sure why as I loathe oysters to eat myself! I owned a copy of this book which was illustrated by John Tenniel - very complex, dark illustrations like this one that at the time certainly got me thinking and which now I appreciate even more!

Thanks to Three Buttons for the lovely concept of This is and to Pottymouthmamma for coming up with this week's thought provoking but fun theme!


Hoppo Bumpo said...

I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar too; maybe just to ogle all the foods! Mind you the thought of eating a nice green leaf doesn't appeal so much ...

potty mouth mama said...

Sunny looks very, very cute. I think I might have to look out for that one!

I love your other choices too. I forgot about Eric Carle. My goodness, where is my brain!? I love his beautiful books. YES! Thanks for playing!

Sasparilla Sue said...

I LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar!! Such a sweet little book.

BTW, a hootenanny is a country word for party (country as in out in the middle of no where) where there's lots of music and dancing, etc. Sounds like a good time to me.

Beth J said...

I'm with you there, I just adore all of Eric Carle's work. So simple and beautiful!

(P.S. The next Holmesglen farmer's market is 29 November :-D)