[DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions
rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 10 00:54:03 EST 2006
I am sure some hardy soul will drag The Giving Tree out for an oral
presentation. That, and Robert Munch, whom I find quite quite tedious.
We do tend to have a lot of discussions about "worthy" books and "bad"
books because at least some of the class would be early childhood
educators. I adore Rosemary Wells, but I find she doesn't go down all
that well in a teaching context, and I can't figure out why. I've done
Bunny Cakes a couple of times, and was thinking of dumping it.
Hallie O'Donovan wrote:
> 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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