Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Classic Picture Books
In all the years I worked with preschoolers every single child (except for one little girl who was afraid of the wild things) loved Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I'd often read that book to my classes several times in a single day because the kids would beg to hear it again and again.
While they weren't quite as popular as that book, Here are some others the children always enjoyed:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle,
Noisy Nora, and Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells,
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats,
and Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina.
Books about the Berenstain Bears or written by Dr. Seuss were also always popular.
What do you think these books had in common that made them become classics, loved by generations of children?