Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Picture Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original and weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish

Topic:  Top Ten Picture Books

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

Given as a Christmas gift to a young boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in the nursery with all of the other toys, waiting for the day when the Boy will choose him as a playmate. In time, the shy Rabbit befriends the tattered Skin Horse, the wisest resident of the nursery, who reveals the goal of all nursery toys: to be made “real” through the love of a human. 

 

 

 

Possum Magic

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible.
But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more.

 

 

 

The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester tells the story of a poor tailor trying to survive in his freezing workshop over a hard winter. He has a terribly important commission to complete for the Mayor of Gloucester’s wedding on Christmas Day but is ill and tired, and before long is running out of food and thread, as well as time! How will he possibly complete the beautiful coat and embroidered waistcoat?

 

 

The Book with No Pictures

A book with no pictures?
What could be fun about that?
After all, if a book has no pictures, there’s nothing to look at but the words on the page.
Words that might make you say silly sounds… In ridiculous voices…
Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?

 

 

Mrs Honey’s Hat

During the course of a week, Mrs Honey’s hat gradually changes without her noticing as her nephew and a variety of animals take items from it and accidentally leave other objects in their place.

 

 

 

 

There’s a Hippopotamus On The Roof Eating Cake

‘Our roof leaks. My daddy says there’s a hole – I know why there’s a hole. There’s a hippopotamus on our roof eating cake’. The imaginary hippo can do what he likes on the roof. In fact, he does all the things a little girl wishes she could but is not allowed.

 

 

 

 

True Story of the Three Little Pigs

You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong. In this hysterical and clever fractured fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”

 

 

 

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

This easy-to-read story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schnitzel Von Krumm’s Basketwork

Sausage dog, Schnitzel von Krumm, is outraged when his family decides to replace his worn out, beaten up old basket. The new bed doesn’t look right, feel right – or smell right! Something must be done.

 
 

Revolting Rhymes

Do you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s