Monday, March 15, 2010

Musing Mondays (17)

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page...

Do you have a favourite picture book, either from your own childhood, or reading to your children?

It's funny, but I don't really think I have just one favourite. Of course, there were picture books that I loved when I was a kid. I remember wanting to get Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present out of the library all the time (though I can't imagine why... looking at the book now, I'm surprised that Mr. Rabbit didn't give me nightmares!).

I remember having favourite authors and illustrators more than one favourite book. I remember liking the artwork of Cindy Szekeres and Michael Hague; any books illustrated by them were so much fun to look at. Robert Munsch books were big favourites in our household. And Mary Rayner's books about the pig family were checked out of the library quite often, too (they are so funny; I'd love to give them as gifts but, sadly, they are all out of print).


  1. I love the picture book Stand Tall Molly Lue Melon. Super cute and a great message! I use picture books as much as possible in my 7th grade classroom.

  2. I'd never heard of that one before. I just had a look on Amazon. The illustrations are so cute!

  3. Dropped by was curious what LaCoccinelle meant. I have a friend that has a fascination for ladybugs and anything ladybug, she buys. Am a new follower. Love your blog.

  4. Aww, I love picture books. Sadly my nieces are too old for them now. My absolute favourite is 'Guess How Much I Love You'. It's about a hare, so I figure I'd like the Mr Rabbit one too. :D