My son learned one of life’s lessons/disappointments this week. While home sick from school he quickly finished reading “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” so that we could all sit and watch the movie together. After it was over he said, “Mom, the book was long, and the movie was so short. And there were a lot of things that were different.” Yep, he learned that the movie is never as good as the book. And this big-kid insight into books made me think about all of the hours we have spent reading together. Through many trips to the library, and hauling home as many books as I could carry, I came to understand there are some really great kid books and some really lame ones out there. For me, a good kid book should have awesome illustrations, a creative storyline that doesn’t keep repeating itself, and not have too many words per page. The following stand out to me among the crowd as my all-time favorites.
I'm sure there are tons of great ones out there that I've forgotten about, or that I've never discovered. What are some of your favorites?
Luke and I are married and have four little munchkins that travel the world with us. I blog about living overseas, travel, kids, education and graphic design.
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