It's been such a crazy-busy day that I am just now getting around to posting for the "My Favorite Picture Book" Blogfest. This event is being hosted here.
As I said before, I am simply not able to write about only one book. So, I want to tell you about my favorite as well as favorites of my children.
My daughters love any thing by Eric Carle. A particular favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this very sweet story there is a very hungry caterpillar that goes around eating practically every thing he can find. My oldest used to joke that he was having a growth spurt without even knowing how accurate she was being. Of course, then the little caterpillar becomes a big fat caterpillar and makes himself a coccoon; where he becomes a very beautiful butterfly.
Another favorite author in our house is the ever-wonderful Dr. Seuss. With his fun rhyming and often wacjy stories - he creates a lot of hilarious moments around here. And his books are great for early readers.
And now, for my personal favorite picture book - Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. I love every thing about this book; the story, the illustrations, the sweetness of family and community. As soon as my husband and I learned that we were pregnat with our first child, I went out and bought this book. I wanted this to be the first book in my children's library. I even read it to my kids while pregnant with them. This book is not only my favorite but a definite family favorite.