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Who else is like Julia Donaldson or Helen Cooper?

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LeninGrad Mon 20-Jul-09 22:34:45

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LeninGrad Mon 20-Jul-09 22:39:08

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PuzzleRocks Mon 20-Jul-09 22:46:53

I would like to know too, DD1 loves Monkey Puzzle, The Gruffalo etc.

They are making The Gruffalo for Christmas tv btw.

PuzzleRocks Tue 21-Jul-09 08:22:00


loliandelismum Tue 21-Jul-09 15:56:32

Both Helen Cooper and Julia Donaldson have great illustrations, so what about Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - it's a bit like the gruffalo. Also Piggy Pie is a fun book with great illustrations (possibly a bit scary!)

Sidge Tue 21-Jul-09 16:06:36

Duck in a Truck by Jez Alborough is great, my girls love it (best for young children though).

Have you seen Pants by Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt? We like Nick Sharrat's books, bright colours and simple (often rhyming) text grabs DD2 and 3s attention.

MrsOlf Tue 21-Jul-09 16:35:34

Have you tried the Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd? These have great pictures and lovely rhyming text which DD1 (2.10) can repeat verbatim!

LeninGrad Wed 22-Jul-09 10:00:59

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ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 22-Jul-09 10:04:05

lenin, have you seen 'Gallop' and 'Kick' by Rufus Butler Seder? Fab smile

CMOTdibbler Wed 22-Jul-09 10:16:14

Emily Gravett is fab - The Odd Egg very popular, and Apple Pear Orange Bear well loved here. Beautiful illustrations

Click Clack Moo is another favourite, and if you don't have The Man whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy, you are missing out.

The Allan Ahlberg Happy Families series is fun too

ShauntheSheep Wed 22-Jul-09 10:18:06

What abotu the Ahlbergs? Each peach pear plum and peebo and the red nose reader series.

Takver Wed 22-Jul-09 11:01:06

What about Mick Inkpen? I'm not that keen on either the Kipper or Wibbly Pig ones (although my dd liked them a lot).

But he has written some wonderful ones which are fun for children and adults (thinking Billy's Beetle, Lullabyhullaballoo, Threadbear, Nothing, One Bear at Bedtime, Bear, and lots of others).

Takver Wed 22-Jul-09 11:05:39

You might also like This is the Bear, and the Frog books - I particularly like This is Frog. If your DS likes Frog, there are a lot of books about him.

Takver Wed 22-Jul-09 11:06:18

Sorry, last link should be Frog is Frog

LeninGrad Thu 23-Jul-09 06:48:32

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Tambajam Thu 23-Jul-09 06:57:57

Oliver Jeffers?

EachPeachPearMum Thu 23-Jul-09 07:21:07

for rhymes, Allen Ahlberg.
Animal Bop by Jan Omerod is good rhythmically too.
Pictures... Ahlberg again, or Nick Butterworth's Percy the Park Keeper books are nice.
Night Pirates by Peter Harris is fab

LeninGrad Thu 23-Jul-09 07:59:32

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LeninGrad Thu 23-Jul-09 08:01:45

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loliandelismum Fri 24-Jul-09 09:19:38

I haven't seen the Alfie (Shirley Hughes) books mentioned anywhere. My DDs loved them (many years ago!) - also Dogger was a favourite. I used to love the illustrations (of the very messy house) and the fact nothing much happened, which made our own lives seem very exciting.

Jux Fri 24-Jul-09 09:45:34

Big Bear and Little Bear are lovely stories. Might be a bit young though. Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth. Lovely stories.

EachPeachPearMum Fri 24-Jul-09 19:59:18

We went to the library today and got Apple Pear Orange Bear- nice pictures.
We also got "Baker Cat" by Posy Simmons, and whilst it doesn't rhyme. the pictures are (of course) stunning... loads of detail.

We just returned the Shirley Hughes 'Rhymes for Annie Rose' which DD loved.

LeninGrad Sun 26-Jul-09 08:33:22

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LeninGrad Mon 03-Aug-09 05:02:43

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EachPeachPearMum Mon 03-Aug-09 05:07:30

smile DD was asking for annie rose today too!
and I LOVE animal bop... get him to romp around doing the actions...

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