My Favorite Children's Book: Liz Gumbinner

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Name: Liz Gumbinner Online homes: Cool Mom Picks and Mom-101 My favorite children's book and why I love it: I loved the entire Wizard of Oz series as a kid--in my dreams, I was Dorothy and Ozma was my best friend and life was magical and perfect. Honestly, I was a bit nervous to introduce the books to my own kids for fear they'd hate them and destroy my fantasy of reading a chapter to them each night. Turns out that wasn't the case; they fell in instant love with Ozma, and I've overheard them playing "Nome King's Palace" at night when they're supposed to be sleeping.

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: Aside from Ozma of Oz, my 6 year-old daughter has recently informed me that she likes "sad, real non-fiction about real things." I have no idea what that means. She and her younger sister also really like 13 Words by Lemony Snicket, which is how they know words like "despondent" and "haberdashery." (I swear, they're not pretentious. They just really like the book.)

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An illustrator I adore: Maurice Sendak, hands down.

If my life were turned into a children's book the title would be: Don't Let the Pigeon Wake Mom Up Before Six.

Thanks Liz!

More Liz: Liz is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cool Mom Picks, a shopping resource for cool moms picked by cool moms and she brings good sense, sanity and humor to online conversations about modern parenting on her blog Mom-101.

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