[DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Sun Dec 10 07:27:21 EST 2006

Here are some books that Tali (3 3/4) and Roi (almost 5) love to read (and
that haven't been mentioned yet):

"Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni
"Elmer" by David McKee
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was a staple for a long time, but they've
outgrown it to a degree
Anything Dr. Seuss

Newer books:
"The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson
"Meet Wild Boars" by Meg Rosoff (one of my personal favorites, good and
"Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)" by Simon Bartram
 The Charlie and Lola books ("I Will Never not Ever Eat a Tomato" etc.) by
Lauren Childs
"No, David!" by David Shannon, and more recently "How I Became a Pirate"
The "Olivia" books by Ian Falconer
etc. etc.

Actually, for the past three nights we've been reading chapters from "Pippi
Longstocking" instead of the usual picture books for bedtime. I would have
thought it over their heads, especially as the translation is old-fashioned
and overly elevated, but they are given a choice each night and so far both
of them have opted to continue with Pippi...

-----Original Message-----
From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
Robyn Starkey
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 7:51 AM
To: Diana Wynne Jones
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions

I have Window and Belonging, and I use them in one class where we talk
about books without words. I tried to get Belonging here one semester
and there was some weird difficulty (I think it might have a different
name here, or something). My real issue is that this course opened up at
the last minute. I may have to skew my reading to more North American
material, which would kind of suck because I love using lots of books my
students have never read before.


Jon Noble wrote:

>Are Jeannie Baker's (sp?)  books available in your neck of the woods
"Window", "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" etc. I'd suggest a browse in a
bookshop as there are some wonderful picture books out there.
>----- 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:
>The Water Hole
>Where the Wild Things Are
>The Sneetches
>Rapunzel (the one with the faux renaissance pictures)
>The 3 little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
>The Terrible Underpants
>I'd appreciate your inputs.
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