Picture Books for the Sensitive Child

Does your child burst into tears when the baby owls lose their mama? When The Very Hungry Caterpillar gets a stomach ache? When Pop looks less-than-happy for being hopped upon? And "Puff the Magic Dragon?" Please. Just forget about it.

Here's a list of picture books -- ridiculous rhymes, non-fiction and safe, strife-free fiction -- for those sensitive children in ~ the 0-5 crowd. Some may require a bit of on-the-fly editing to make them unobjectionable, but just change "angry" to "concerned" and "scared" to "surprised," and you're on your way!

Disclaimer: I added the books that *my* sensitive child can tolerate, but I'm willing to bet that every sensitive child is sensitive in her or his own way. Many apologies if these don't work for you.

Good luck, and happy (yes, happy!) reading!
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