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My favorite children's book and why I love it:
Without a doubt it has to be Meg and Mog
by Jan Pienkowski. I have such a lot of affection for this little book (and in fact all the books in the series). They were the first books that I remember reading by myself and I just thought they were really funny. The illustrations are so bright and bold and they really did stick in my head for 30 years or so. It was a really incredible feeling reading them to my sons for the first time.
We're celebrating books all week long and, once again, we've asked some of our favorite bloggers about their favorite children's book, illustrator and more. Read on…
My children's favorite book: Both boys absolutely adore The Troll by Julia Donaldson. David Roberts' illustrations are wonderful and we always have a good giggle reading it. Shape by Zoe Miller and David Goodman is one of my eldest sons favorites and has been for at least a year now! He's a sucker for a non-fiction book. My youngest son is Gruffalo mad and loves anything with dinosaurs!
An illustrator I adore: Maurice Sendak: I want my whole house wallpapered in wild things. Judith Kerr: "The tiger that came to tea" has been read a thousand times in our house. The illustrations are so wonderfully retro. Quentin Blake: The Twits...hilariously funny. Can't wait til my sons are big enough to read this. Funnybones by Janet Ahlberg & Allan Ahlberg: Again one my childhood favorites....those illustrations stick around in your head forever. Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant. Such a gorgeous book. Again I want it pasted on every wall in my house!
If my life were turned into a children's book the title would be: Little Miss Scatterbrain (yep...I know it already exists but I could write it 1000 times over!)
More Kate: Kate's site, Minieco, is brimming with crafts and tutorials to do with and for kids. And you can read our interview with her here where we attempt to tap into her boundless creativity.
(Top images: Kate Lilley)