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#51 just.peachy

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

Goodnight Moon

Possum Magic

anything by Richard Scarry - My brother and I were obsessed with his books when we were children.





#52 Lightning_bug

Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

No David!

It's the first book DS learned to read.  LOL.  Which is probably why I'm so attached to it.

#53 123tree

Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

I can't believe "The Wonky Donkey" hasn't come up yet.

#54 Mrs Darcy

Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay
An Australian classic. I bought DS the hard cover copy when he was a baby. My brother has a copy which was given to him when he was young.
The illustrations have so much character, the grumpy looking pudding is just so ridiculously funny.

#55 Kylie Orr

Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (123tree @ 03/04/2012, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can't believe "The Wonky Donkey" hasn't come up yet.

This almost made my original list but it was just getting too long. This is a fairly recent discovery for me, but I also love it!

Oh, and the Magic Pudding wub.gif

#56 theoni2k

Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

Whose afraid of the big bad book? By Lauren Child......absolutely brilliant book!

#57 Kwyjibo

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:41 AM

A lot of what has been suggested plus:

Not Now, Bernard - David McKee
The Tiger Who Came For Tea - Judith Kerr
The Wolves in the Walls - Neil Gaiman
The Alfie books by Shirley Hughes
Heard it in the Playground/Please Mrs Butler - Allan Ahlberg
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norman Juster
Six Dinner Sid - Inga Moore
A Dark, Dark Tale - Ruth Brown
The Spider and the Fly - Tony DiTerlizzi
Mr Pusskins - Sam Lloyd
Monkey and Me - Emily Gravett
Love You Forever - Robert Munsch (damn book makes me well up every time)

And anything by the following authors:
Diana Wynne Jones
Paul Jennings
Michael Rosen

Edited by Bernard, 11 April 2012 - 03:42 AM.


#58 grandma 1

Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

Can anyone name the book....please....there is a rhyme in it which goes something like " rumti tum, rubiddy bum, rat a tat tat,  Boom! which recurs throughout the story.  My grandchildren loved it and we can't remember the title.  I would love to get a copy of it for my next grandchild. If anyone knows the answer I would be grateful. original.gif

#59 ann567

Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

As I have had my own kids I understand the need for a picture book to be interesting for both the child and parent - I recently came across the following book available on www.lulu.com  it is such a simple but really entertaining and funny story about a naughty dog that my Lucy and Thomas just love. Though I just had to share


Mikey and Pikey by Annabell Livingston  - available on www.lulu.com

Enjoy

#60 frozie

Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

I haven't read through all the posts but a long standing favourite in our house is:

The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr

I remember loving it from my childhood and thoroughly enjoy reading it to my kids (although the eldest is trying to take over my reading role lately  ffear.gif )




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