Favourite Picture Books!

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Cover of Where’s Spot? (Picture Puffin)

Cover of "The Jolly Postman"

Cover of The Jolly Postman

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Here are some of my favourite picture books from my childhood;

*  Anamalia by Graeme Base – I used to love hidden picture books, kept me entertained for hours.  The illustrations are beautiful.

* Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak –  Everything about this book makes it a classic

* Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – My dad used to read this to me when I was young.  Green Eggs, genius!

* The Jolly Postman, or Other People’s Letters by Janet Ahlberg & Allan Ahlberg- I remember fighting other kids to borrow this book from the library.  I loved reading everyone’s mail.

* Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd – The rhyming and all the different dog characters made this book so entertaining

* Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill – The original and best lift- the- flap book

* Grug by Ted Prior – Grug is the funniest looking character but I adored his adventures in those tiny sized books

*  John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat by Jenny Wagner – A touching tale that used to break my heart

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Australian Picture Books!

Cover of "Possum Magic (Voyager Books)"

Cover of Possum Magic (Voyager Books)

In the spirit of Australia Day, I wanted to pay tribute to my favourite Australian picture books.

* The Quinkins by Percy Trezise & Dick Roughsey

* Possum Magic by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas

* Window by Jeannie Baker

* The Bunyip of Berkeleys Creek by Jenny Wagner

* Clive Eats Alligators by Alison Lester

* Sebastian Lives in a Hat by Thelma Catterwell

* Animalia by Graeme Base

* Hist by Peter Gouldthorpe & C.J. Dennis

* Power and Glory by Emily Rodda

 Happy Australia Day!