What is the best kids book?

United States
December 15, 2006 3:24pm CST
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Where the Wild Things Are Cordoroy Bear Goodnight Moon If You Give a Mouse a Cookie or something else? What is your fav? I like Cordoroy Bear and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
15 Dec 06
You mean books for kindergarten or preschool kids? I like Where the Wild Things are for its irreverance and Corduroy for the sweetness. Another picture book that is my favorite is Mirette on the Highwire by Emily McCully. It's a great story and beautiful illustrations.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Amelia Bedelia - Amelia Bedelia
I am not sure what "irreverance" means - can you explain it? I mean like little kids, around 4-6 yrs of age. Have you read the Amelia Bedelia books? They are for older readers, probably around 8-10 years old. I haven't read those books in a LONG time but I used to think they were hilarious, they were my favorites. Amelia Bedelia has a problem with taking things literally, which makes her books so funny. Amelia Bedelia has no idea what idioms or homonyms are. She does exactly what people tell her to do and takes everything they say literally. So when she is told to "put the lights out," she does just that --- she unscrews some light bulbs and takes them outside. Her literal mind frustrates her employers on a number of occasions but, in the end, they always forgive her. It is so much fun reading all about Amelia's strange adventures (or misadventures, I should say). But it's also enjoyable to look at the hilarious illustrations that accompany each story. After all, seeing Amelia smear jelly all over the kitchen floor has got to bring at least a smile to your face.