Books Worth Reading
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce. This is wonderful book! My 2.5 year old nephew loves it!'''
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai #HeathersPicks
CBC Diversity Book Spotlight: 'Tikki Tikki Tembo' written by Arlene Mosel & illustrated by Blair Lent.
The Sweet Pickle book series--with groovy '70s illustrations--were fun. For me, he most important thing about these books was how the characters behaved in non-gender normative ways. For example, Goose (a female) was a lazy slob, Camel (another female) was a carpenter, and Walrus (a male) was shy and timid.
Sweet Pickles books
The Paper Bag Princess
This was one of my favorite books! Got it for free when the Toledo Museum of Art had a kids bookfair. That was so much fun!
Lots of great stories about two great friends. "You can't disguise smiling eyes!"
I don't remember much about this book, but I apparently loved it enough to rip off the name "Viola Swamp" for some character that my sister and I invented a few years after reading it (our Viola -- pronounced "Vee-oh-luh" -- was a kidnapper with a twin sister named Violet, pronounced "Vee-oh-LET." Don't ask me...)
Viola Swamp scared the crap out of me...
The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tenggren, 1947- Cover 1980's Reissue