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Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
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Via: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, You’re Fucked: 10 Tips For Avoiding Terrible Children’s Books

Full list of recommendations from that article:

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems
One Witch, by Laura Leuck
The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
The Olivia books by Ian Falconer
The Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney
Iggy Peck: Architect, by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
The Paper Princess, by Elisa Kleven
The Amazing Machines series by Ant Parker and Tony Mitton
Noisy Nora, by Rosemary Wells
Little Pea, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
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message 3: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Have you read "Press Here" by Herve Tullet? My sister, aka The Kindergarten Teacher, says it's fun.


Amar Pai We have that one. It's not bad, but I felt that the gimmick wore itself out pretty quickly. It's very mysterious what makes these books tick. BTW I read that Uses of Enchantment book you mentioned a while back. Pretty interesting. It mentions that fairy tales are better "told" then "read." I started telling Izzy the story of Hansel & Gretel, which is funny cos I didn't remember most of it and had to make stuff up. But the tale gets better the more it's told


message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I remember enjoying Uses of Enchantment even though its reliance on Freud's theories date it. Cool that you're re-making some stories for your daughter. She'll end up liking your versions better, I'm sure. Hey, maybe you can create some new stories out of all the craziness going on in the news. You know, the story of a grumpy troll named Rush who called someone a bad name and lost his advertisers. That's a good message for a kid...


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