Wednesday, December 31, 2008

San Fernando Valley Illus Schmooze Dec.

Our December discussion was: What good book have you read lately and/or your favorite children’s book character? (we had books to share and books to trade. If you haven't seen some of these check them out!)

There are so many greats that we discussed and a few favorites were..
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems

Also more favorites from others:
Published in 1964, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh was a top read. Also the two female characters in children’s books that you can identify with while growing up are Ramona from the Beverly Cleary series and Pippi Longstockingby Astrid Lindgren (Haven’t you ever wanted to travel and be an exotic adventurer just like Pippi).

Your favorites… Emily’s Runaway Imagination and Golden Name Day, by Jennie D Lindquist. It might have been the illustrations by Garth Williams that drew me in, or the idea of a Name Day. The two books that followed are The Little Silver House and The Crystal Tree

Frances the badger from Bread and Jam for Frances. Nancy Drew and anything by Judy Blume. Thank God for Judy Blume.

The children in The Box Car Children, School House in the Woods and Clematis were three of my favorites, and of course all three of Jennie’s books.

Sarah crewes, of the little princess, by fhb, and loved her generosity!, and how resourceful she was!

Helen Fuller Orton’s mystery books, and Edgar Eager’s magic books, and all of Alcott’s and also all of the five little peppers, and all of a kind family.

Characters that you grow to love and children can’t get enough of..
What is your favorite character?

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