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My favorite children's book and why I love it
: My all-time favorite is Arty the Smarty
by Faith McNulty, which is tragically out of print and in short supply second-hand. If you see a copy, snag it! It's about a mischievous and daring little fish who just tries to keep life interesting before setting out to achieve his life goal of making a BIG SPLASH! Arty's antics are hilarious and the illustrations are simple and funny. I also love Happy Birthday to You
by Dr Seuss. They seriously know how to have a good time in Katroo.
To celebrate Learning at Home month, we've asked some of our favorite bloggers about their favorite children's book, illustrator and more. Read on…
My child's favorite book: Clare has been requesting Drummer Hoff by Barbara Emberley. It's an adaptation of a folk song about seven soldiers who build a magnificent cannon. Clare loves it for it's catchy rhyming verses and detailed illustrations. She is obsessed with one soldier's eye patch (and therefore eye patches in general.) It is illustrated by Ed Emberley in a gorgeous and totally groovy1960's style.
A children's book illustrator I adore: I'll go classic and say Richard Scarry. I remember looking at What Do People Do All Day?, um, all day, when I was a kiddo. There are so many thoughtful details in his illustrations. These days, Quinn and I have been enjoying reading I Am A Bunny and finding the little bunny on every beautiful page.
If my life so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: Jacinda Will Not Clean Her Room
More Jacinda: Check out her daughter Clare's birthday party and this terrific crochet garland (one of many fabulous projects at Prudent Baby)
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