[DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at indigo.ie
Sat Dec 9 18:05:52 EST 2006

Everything we encountered by Rosemary Wells found great favour with 
my two (and me) - her sense of humour seems to match ours.  Ditto 
with Russell & Lillian Hoban's Frances books.  And Madeleine too, of 
course.  Also love The Three Little Wolves & the Big Bad Pig from 
your list - and Ferdinand.  And Orlando, the Marmalade Cat books, 
like Dorian!  The Sailor Dog or Mister Dog...  Margaret Mahy's 17 
Kings and 42 Elephants has such a wonderful rhythm, it was another 
big hit.

Maybe The Giving Tree so one class worth's at least will come to see 
that its Badness, or would it be too much closeness, even in a good 


>----- Original Message ---- From: Robyn Starkey <rohina at shaw.ca> To: 
>Diana Wynne Jones <dwj at suberic.net> Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2006 
>9:33:59 AM Subject: [DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions Hi List 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"). 
>Currently on the list: Shrek The Water Hole Where the Wild Things 
>Are Chrysanthemum The Sneetches Rapunzel (the one with the faux 
>renaissance pictures) The 3 little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig The 
>Terrible Underpants

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