Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is...my 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!

4 comments:

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)