Tag Archives: children’s books

Not lost: lonely

Lost and Found, by Oliver Jeffers, is a sweet little story that reveals how easy it is to miss the point. It’s the story of how a boy found a penguin that looked so sad, he thought it must be … Continue reading

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The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon by A. Lamorisse, was first published as Le Ballon Rouge, in France in 1956, and became an instant children’s classic. The book is a companion product to the 34-minute short film by the same title that many … Continue reading

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The day I swapped my dad for two goldfish

We’ve been looking into the subtle and not so subtle messages of children’s books this week. Today I’ve selected one of my favorites, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean. It’s … Continue reading

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Micawber: an extraordinary Central Park squirrel

Micawber is an ordinary grey squirrel who lives in New York’s Central Park. But that’s about the only thing that’s ordinary about him.

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Go, dogs. Go!

Marti loves children’s books. She loves to buy them; I love to read them; and until reading became something painful for Chandler, he loved to be read to. Not that there was any serious correlation between the two, but for … Continue reading

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