Children’s Books Hoedown

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As a mother of 2 children, and an evil stepmother to 2 children, I have appointed myself the foremost authority on children’s literature. Here are some of my very favorites from over the years, including one I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on. Click on each image to take yourself to Amazon and read more information or to plunk down some cold, hard cash.







Hello, hilarious zoo farce! Those damn animals pull one over on the zookeeper, and I’m pretty sure it’s because he’s focusing on holding this pose throughout the book:

My favorite detail is that the armadillo has an Ernie doll as a toy. This is one of the few books I don’t get tired of reading 30 infinity times in a row.





This little gem is the Etsy of kid’s books. I know that makes no sense, but it sort of does. Think Indie, crafty, homey, hip, friendly. This’ll be a classic FO’ SHIZZLE.

(Apologies for that last part.)

The rhyming is sing-songy and fun to read, and you can sing it or read it in different muppet voices and see how long it takes for your child to whine in protest because you are so annoying.

Now I’m not going to give away the ending, but I will let you know this book is not a tragedy; all the loose ends get tied up nicely.






I am a Bunny! Illustrated by Richard Scarry- I was half wishing Lowly Worm would make an appearance, but it’s okay he didn’t. There are plenty of other great animals. Wee Bex wants me to read this book to him a lot, and the illustrations are really sweet. *Spoiler alert* The bunny’s name is Nicholas.






This is a great bedtime book, because it’s about bedtime if you couldn’t tell by the cover. The illustrations are also calm and subtle and really beautiful, and the story is simple and sweet. Just. Like. Me. Contrary to what you are probably thinking, there are actually two main characters in this book, so don’t let that blow your little mind.







Oh my Gog, I can’t wait to own this book and read it over and over and over again. Sigh, I suppose I won’t read it to my children, because that would be some bad parenting, even by my standards. Anyway, yay for it and that’s my book list for today.



  1. 06/09/2011 / 5:32 am

    Thank you! I have spent the last 30 years of my life trying to remember my favorite childhood literature worm friend's name, and I never could. Until YOU. Thank you, and thank Lowly Worm. I'm going to order him online right now.

    • Craftwhack
      06/09/2011 / 5:58 am

      I'm just glad I could be instrumental in reuniting you two. He's pretty great, isn't he?

  2. 06/13/2011 / 12:49 am

    I have a copy of Go The F**k To Sleep that I pre-ordered for someone as a gift. It sits in the unopened box since I know if I open and read it I can never give it away and yet I'm not sure I can give it to my Amish raised friends in the first place. Decisions, decisions.

    • 06/13/2011 / 6:12 am

      I wouldn't have that much willpower. Keeeeep the boooooook.

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