Originally Posted by catnip
Ans I love "The Lorax" for grown ups, but not for little kids please.
OK, now I love The Lorax
and DD1 loved it when she was younger. When she was 3 or so, everytime we saw a tree stump, she climb up on it and say "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees!"
I can't stand If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
. It drives me CRAZY! It's OK to say no!
And The Rainbow Fish
, ugh! We got that one from the library and read it once before returning it. I agree, how creepy.
I also hate, with a book burning passion, any of the Disney books. They're books that are based on movies, THAT WERE BASED ON BOOKS in the first place! How can you write a book like that? The Winnie the Pooh ones are definitely the worst. The originals are so charming, but Disney turns Christopher Robin into a snotty brat and poor, simple Pooh into a complete idiot.
And those dumb little board books with absolutely no content. Like, what's the point? To me, board books are just durable versions of stories we like, but now all these little books are out and there is absolutely nothing to them. I just don't get it.
And I guess I'm in the minority on this, but I hate the cleaned up versions of fables and fairy tales. I won't read them if the stories have been changed. If it's not age appropriate, then we'll skip it until she's older.
I also love The Giving Tree
, and just about anything by Dr. Seuss. Goodnight Moon
is one of my favorites. I mean, "goodnight nobody, goodnight mush" is genius!