I started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to AM last night. He probably was around when I read it to Miss M, years ago, but now he really understands it. He made me read two chapters and wanted more. But it was late.
I’m excited to read it again; classic Dahl (like James and the Giant Peach) never wears out its welcome.
But is this the beginning of the end for picture books?
I hope not. Some of them are mind-numbingly bad or boring or stupid, but here are a few of my favorites. I could read these over and over again–and get to more often now, because half the time AM says, “You choose one!” at reading time.
- Miss Rumphius – Barbara Cooney
- Little Blue, Little Yellow – Leo Lionni (I believe he wrote this for his grandchildren)
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy – Oliver Jeffers
- The Hello, Goodbye Window – Norton Juster
- Say Hello to Zorro – Carter Goodrich
What are your favorite picture books?