Thursday, March 10, 2011

Favorite Picture Book Blogfest

When I saw this blogfest title from the Write-at-home-mom I knew instantly what book I would choose.

It's my all time FAVORITE picture book.

It's about a bull, but also a bee.

 That's right. My favorite picture book of all time is The Story of Ferdinand. Story by Munro Leaf with drawings by Robert Lawson.

Before James was born I made small portraits of our favorite picture book characters to hang around his room. The Little House, Yertle the Turtle, Max from Where the Wild Things Are, Lowly Worm, Peter Rabbit, Madeline, and OF COURSE, Ferdinand.

This is the portrait I made for James' wall-- of my favorite scene, when he sits on the bee!

I read this to my boys all the time. It is a lovely and timeless book.

What's your favorite picture book? A classic? A new one? Or one you've written yourself?

23 comments:

  1. I love your artwork! That is so awesome that you could do that for your son. Ferdinand is totally classic. Good choice!

    Thanks for participating!!

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  2. I'm ashamed to admit this, but I've never read Ferdinand! Your artwork is adorable (and that's a fabulous idea for decorating a kid's room!), and I'll definitely be looking for this one next time I'm at the bookstore.

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  3. LOVE the art. I have so many favorite picture books... but I confess, my favorites are all the ones that don't annoy me when I read them to my kids ad nauseum. Right now, I love a lot of Dr. Suess (my son is obsessed), Llama Llama, Marley and Goodnight Moon.

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  4. I love love love Mo willems, I could read his books forever!

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  5. I loved Ferninand as a kid. It was one of my favorites. Great pick! :)

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  6. Would you believe my crew has NEVER heard Ferdinand?!? What kind of mama am I?!? LOVE it!

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  7. Great classic books you've listed. I tend to gravitate more toward current authors. Jane Yolen, Leslie Helakoski, Patricia Pollacco, Jerry Pallotta, among many many more. It's hard to pick just one book, but one of my faves is The Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy.

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  8. This is a great choice and I love the picture of Ferdinand. I was a big fan of The Monster at the End of This Book and Are You My Mother?

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  9. I love Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman. Illustrations are fantastic, too.

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  10. I've read about Ferdinand many times, but I've never read it. I'll have to visit the library and remedy the situation.

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  11. I'm completely clueless about PBs, but this one looks really cute--and your artwork is awesome! :)

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  12. Wonderful artwork, they'll treasure it forever. I haven't read it but I have heard of it. Must check it out, thanks!

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  13. This is a hard one...I volunteer at the school library and there are sooo many good ones. I'll say Curious George. I love some of his antics. :)

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  14. I haven't heard of this one but it looks like a decent picture book. The image was good to see as an example. It's always good to see books that are read to someone, shared.

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  15. Oh, how funny - we were just discussing this story a few days ago! Can't remember why or how it came up though. Good stories just stay with you. Great choice!

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  16. I LOVE PICTURE BOOKS. They are SO underrated. <3 <3 <3 The Christmas Orange by Don Gillmor.

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  17. Well,

    the donkey is as striking as me!! ha Ha !! Beautiful right???


    with warm regards
    http://arandomarticle.blogspot.com

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  18. I LOVE Ferdinand...he is my go-to gift for babies. I would add 'Eloise' and 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'. Just thinking about Alexander makes me smile on my terrible, horrible, no good very bad days!

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  19. I am ashamed to say I have never read this book. I really need to! Amazing artwork by the way. What a wonderful way to decorate your kids' rooms.

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  20. I love Fredinand, although I never read it as a child. It was only a few months ago that my husband bought it for our kids. It's marvelous. And I love your portrait!

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  21. This book looks beautiful and I love your artwork! Must go find myself a copy!! Thanks for sharing :)

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