Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Children's Books

I was on a crusade supporting children's picture books, but life and blogfests got in the way. So we'll just pick up where we left off for this week.

One of my favorite picture books of all times is a Sesame Street book. Maybe you've heard of it? It's so, so, so amazing. Grover warns readers that there is a *monster* at the end of the book. He cautions them not to read on, because he is afraid! He tries to tie the pages shut--he tries to put up a brick wall. Yet the reader continues to go forward through it all, pushing and pulling apart what he or she could never do on their own, simply by turning a page.

I can't sing the praises of this book enough. It's sort of meta, for a children's book. And it's funny. I suspect that it is cleverly enough done that it might help children who are afraid of monsters, get over it. L-O-V-E it!

This is a great read--if you have kids, go and get it, but if you don't, seriously. Find it. You will love it.


Amalia T. said...

This is one of my favorites too! I bought a board book of it for my nephew already, haha!

Just Another Sarah said...

It is so awesome! I'm so happy you like it, too!

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

Looks cute! I better head to the library...or Amazon :)

The Red Angel said...

Ahh I love Children's books! Even now, when I'm feeling nostalgic about childhood, I like to dig out from my bookshelf all of my favorites from when I was a kid. And Sesame Street is definitely on that list! :)



Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Love seeing picture books getting more attention. GREAT one to spotlight!

Have a great day!

Charity Bradford said...

Oh! I miss this book. I should have it around for my kids...wanders off to fix that oversight.