For Those That Love Their Children Books


The Stanford in Washington Art Gallery, located at 2655 Connecticut Avenue, NW; is showing an exhibit on the drawings of Eric Carle. When I showed this tattoo from the children’s book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, folks were remembering a few of their favorite children books. Eric Carle is behind the classic the Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s free – Hours: 9:00

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  • For those WHO enjoy…

  • The Carle stuff was cool. I liked “Ferdinand the Bull”, “Miss Nelson is Missing”, the Shel Silverstein stuff.

  • Easily “Where the Wild Things Are.” I’m excited/bummed that it’s being made into a movie. Excited because it will be interesting to see how it’s depicted on screen; bummed because I liked when it was MY book (or at least mine and only some other people, rather than mine and the rest of the country’s).

    Let the wild rumpus start!

  • If you give a mouse a cookie!

  • Family favorites include A Birthday for Francis, Blueberries for Sal and Wait Till the Moon is Full.

    Also Amelia Bedelia, the (literal) maid who dusts the furniture with dusting powder, dresses the chicken with lace and ribbons…

    And Mrs Piggle-Wiggle who lives in an upside down house and is able to cure children of ailments such as the slow-eater-tiny-bit-taker and the waddle-I-doers.

  • As I tell my students, Eric Carle is my favorite author for young children’s books. But when I was a child, and that was A WHILE AGO, I loved Winnie the Pooh, Nancy Drew and all those non-fiction books with titles like All About the FBI, The Monitor and the Merrimack, etc.

  • My kids [5 & 7] and I love all of Mo Willems books.

  • You know, I’ve never liked the line, “Let the wild rumpus start.” I always thought it would scan better were it, “Let the wild rumpus begin.” Sendak’s art, though, is mostly wonderful.

    To see some truly astonishing illustrations of a children’s book, take a look at “The Brave Little Tailor” by Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin. Imagine Terry Gilliam as a 16th century Russian court painter.

  • Knuffle Bunny! It is a great book for adults and kids.

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