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What are your favourite picture books?

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alittleteapot · 04/11/2008 17:47

Classics and new. Here's mine for starters:

Rosie's Walk
Each Peach Pear Plum
Bear Hunt
Harry the Dog books
ToucanToucan by David McKee

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WowOoo · 04/11/2008 17:50

Goodnight Moon.

mamaspanx · 04/11/2008 18:42

peepo...always makes me sniffle, its the bombed blitz element and how important the little things are to the baby

the baby catalogue

Earthymama · 04/11/2008 18:52

The hungry caterpillar, The best ever!!
The Gruffalo
The elephant and the Bad Baby
Usborne stories about The Farm and Poppy and Sam
Cops and Robbers
Hairy McClary
Aagh spider
The Lighthousekeeper
The Jolly Postman

alittleteapot · 04/11/2008 18:56

what i love about peepo, and each peach too, is that as a grown up the more you read them you more you get out of them. they're constructed like little novels with all sorts of layers.

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AbbaFan · 04/11/2008 19:08

Anything by Helen Cooper:

Pumpkin Soup
Pipkin of Pepper
Tatty Ratty
The Baby who wouldn't go to bed

Beautiful pictures and lovely stories.

AbbaFan · 04/11/2008 19:10

We went through a long period of 'aargh spider' - it's a lovely book.

nickytwotimes · 04/11/2008 19:10

Any Julia Donaldson ones, especially Tyranosaurus Drip and The Gruffallo
Lost and Found
The Way Back Home (both Oliver Jeffers)

AbbeyA · 04/11/2008 19:20

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch
All Ahlberg books
Mog books
All Helen Oxenbury illustrations
Old Bear Stories-Jane Hissey

ohdearwhatamess · 05/11/2008 13:37

Each Peach Pear Plum
Hairy Maclary (all - less keen on Slinki Malinki though); Zachary Quack Minimonster by same author.
Kipper's A to Z
Goodnight Moon
Gruffalo and Gruffalo's Child (can take or leave the other ones though and get really irritated by Squash and a Squeeze!)
Dig, Dig, Digging
Tiger who came to tea

ohdearwhatamess · 05/11/2008 13:38

keep thinking of more

Hippos go berserk
Barnyard dance

etchasketch · 05/11/2008 13:38

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compo · 05/11/2008 13:39

Room on a broom
like the new Donaldson one - The Stick Man

SlartyBartFast · 05/11/2008 13:40

anything by anthony brown, shirley huges, allan ahlberg

ermintrude13 · 05/11/2008 13:44

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed by Helen Cooper.
Gorgeous pictures, with the kind of details the dc will notice more each time, and a natural bedtime read - by the end of it we were always both yawning and ready to sleep!
Also Maurice Sendak's
Where the Wild Things Are
In the Night Kitchen
and Arnold Lobel's
Tear-Water Tea (just line-drawings and better for 3+)

ohdearwhatamess · 05/11/2008 13:45

Owl babies

alittleteapot · 05/11/2008 16:55

my dd's favourite at the moment is Mrs Goose's Baby by Charlotte Voake

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FeelingLucky · 05/11/2008 18:54

Yes, anything by Shirley Hughes.
Alphabet Poem by Michael Rosen, Illustrations by Herve Tullet

Find the Hungry Caterpillar illustrations too masculine - does anyone else feel this way or is it just me?

MaryAnnSingleton · 05/11/2008 20:32

any Axel Scheffler illustrated book
Emma Chichester Clark books
The George and Lily books
Ant and Bee

slayerette · 05/11/2008 20:36

Dear Zoo and others by Rod Campbell. DS loved those when he was little.

Califireworks · 05/11/2008 20:38

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Horton · 05/11/2008 20:40

I Like It When is one of our favourites. The pictures are brilliant. Also How Kind by the same author.

Califireworks · 05/11/2008 20:59

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AbbaFan · 06/11/2008 09:36

Also Charlie and Lola.

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alittleteapot · 06/11/2008 21:32

Oh no Calfireworks i've only just read about the BBC4 doc. would've loved to have seen that.
Anyone see it?

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