[DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Dec 9 16:39:53 EST 2006

I'd love to do Fungus, but it's impossible to get in Canada. The others 
are all worth looking at, although Asterix is sadly too old (I mean for 
my target age group).


Dorian E. Gray wrote:

> Robyn asked...
>> I just got asked at the last minute to teach lit for young children 
>> (up to 8) again, and of course this means some of my books from last 
>> year, which are a little harder to get, are not going to be viable 
>> choices. I'm looking for good picture book suggestions, for things 
>> that are easily available (so probably newer, or "classic").
> Do "cartoon" books count?  If so, I'd add some Raymond Briggs to the 
> list, I think.  "Father Christmas" and "Father Christmas Goes On 
> Holiday" were huge favourites in our house, not least because they 
> present such a subversive view of Santa.  "Fungus the Bogeyman" is 
> another delight.
> It might also be worth considering some of the Asterix books.
> In more classic picture book mode, we also loved the "Orlando the 
> Marmalade Cat" books (Kathleen Hale) and "Madeline" by Ludwig Bemelmans.
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
> Dorian (now with a mad urge to go out and buy picture books).
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