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There seems to be an echo in this forum so I thought I'd start a thread;) 

What are some great children's picture books written in verse, besides Dr. Seuss.

Bill
#1 - June 05, 2007, 02:36 PM

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I just got one of the greatest PB's in rhyme in the mail yesterday.
Hilda Must Be Dancing
by Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Suzanne Watts

After checking this book out from the library and renewing it 3 times my four year old and I decided it was one worthy of our at home library! A story about a hippo who loves to dance but is driving the other animals crazy. They introduce her to many different things that just did not satisfy her need to be dancing! From the wonderful rhyme to the bright illustrations this book will tickle your senses!

LOVE - LOVE - LOVED IT!!
#2 - June 05, 2007, 02:48 PM

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One of my absolute favorites is Mary Ann Hoberman's THE SEVEN SILLY EATERS.
#3 - June 05, 2007, 03:50 PM

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Just about anything by Lisa Wheeler.
#4 - June 05, 2007, 04:49 PM

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We're off to a good start.  I'm going to have to start a wish list:)

Bill
#5 - June 05, 2007, 05:23 PM

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Here's a list I compiled for my blog:

On a Wintry Morning by Dori Chaconas
One Little Mouse by Dori Chaconas
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Bed Hogs by Kelly Dipucchio
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
One of Each by Mary Ann Hoberman
Six Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
Orphan Train by Verla Kay
Tattered Sails by Verla Kay
My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis
Baby Can't Sleep by Lisa Schroeder
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra
Mrs. Biddlebox by Linda Smith
Sailor Moo by Lisa Wheeler
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler
Sixteen Cows by Lisa Wheeler
Porcupining by Lisa Wheeler
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Jane Yolen
#6 - June 05, 2007, 07:13 PM

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Great list emykate03:)  Thanks!

Bill
#7 - June 05, 2007, 07:19 PM

One of my favorites...

Barn Dance by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault pictures by Ted Rand

#8 - June 06, 2007, 10:46 AM

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We also get a kick out of Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox.
#9 - June 06, 2007, 12:19 PM

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#10 - June 06, 2007, 02:30 PM
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Thank you everyone:)  I'll be sure to check a number of those out.

Bill
#11 - June 08, 2007, 12:40 PM

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Hi Bill! :D

I agree with many mentioned here already, but Sandra Boynton's books always come to mind as great read alouds for little ones.  Of course, they're board books, not pbs.

Thanks for starting this thread!

Susie :D
#12 - June 08, 2007, 04:51 PM

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My daughter really loved Dinosaur Rumpus - I wish I could remember the author's name. It was great... big long dinosaur names, playful pics, great meter and rhyme - even a chorus!

Maude
#13 - June 09, 2007, 06:11 AM

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I just got ESTELLE TAKES A BATH, by Jill Esbaum and it is fabulous!

I love Karma Wilson's BEAR SNORES ON, and read it regularly for a reminder of the kind of book I'd love to create.

I'm also a big fan of two fellow blue-boarders' books - Shelly Becker's MINE, MINE, MINE! and Della Ross Ferreri's HOW WILL I EVER SLEEP IN THIS BED?

 :yup

~Lisa
#14 - June 09, 2007, 06:42 AM
The Bridge From Me to You, Scholastic
plus five other YA novels
It's Raining Cupcakes trilogy
Charmed Life series
http://www.lisaschroederbooks.com

Maude,

Are you thinking of Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields  & Scott Nash?

My kindergarten class loved it!

www.amazon.com/Saturday-Night-at-Dinosaur-Stomp/dp/0763606960/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/105-0584043-3790036?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181396643&sr=1-2
#15 - June 09, 2007, 06:48 AM

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Parts, More Parts & Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold
Cute,cute books!
#16 - June 09, 2007, 01:54 PM

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I'm also a big fan of two fellow blue-boarders' books - Shelly Becker's MINE, MINE, MINE! and Della Ross Ferreri's HOW WILL I EVER SLEEP IN THIS BED?

 :yup


Lisa

Aw...thanks, Lisa.

And of course Lisa's book, BABY CAN'T SLEEP should be on that list as well.
#17 - June 09, 2007, 07:43 PM

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 April Pulley Sayre writes great non-fiction rhymers.
#18 - June 09, 2007, 09:32 PM

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Hey Bill, Susie!

My kids and I love many of the books already listed in this thread, but I wanted to put in a vote for an oldy that my son is reading to us now -- A  Fly Went By, by Mike McClintock.  It was first published in 1958; we're reading the 1986 reprint and both kids think it's really funny.

--Craig
#19 - June 10, 2007, 05:29 AM

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My favorite is While Mama Had A Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert
http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=25&pid=507067

There's an excerpt here: http://www.simonsays.com/content/book.cfm?tab=25&pid=507067&agid=4
#20 - June 26, 2007, 01:08 PM

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My favorite is While Mama Had A Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert


YES! I LOVED THAT ONE!
#21 - June 26, 2007, 02:51 PM

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Ooh, ooh!  How could I forget... "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney!!  Fun read aloud!!  :study

Susie :D
#22 - June 26, 2007, 03:26 PM

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Well, hey there, Bill!  (And Susie! ;D)

Like many others here, I love Karma Wilson's Bear books.  I have all of them.  Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans is also really cute, and I think one of my favorite rhyming PB's is I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge.  When it comes to board books, I have to agree with Susie that Sandra Boynton's books are a top choice.  I also love John Butlers's books, Hush, Little Ones, and Can You Cuddle Like a Koala?  I know he has more out there, but I haven't read them yet.

Laura  :)
#23 - August 15, 2007, 04:03 PM
AN EYEBALL IN MY GARDEN, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
www.LauraWynkoop.com

My son loves anything by Sandra Boynton and WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. CROCODILE? by Judy Sierra and Doug Cushman.
#24 - September 06, 2007, 09:31 AM

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What about "Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round?"  It's wonderful, with all the animals' sounds getting mixed up by a tornado.  I'll look up the author and post it later.

--Carolyn
#25 - April 05, 2008, 08:17 AM

Two of my favorites are:

Dance, Pioneer, Dance by Rick Walton
Tightrope Poppy, the Highwire Pig by Sudipta Bardhan
#26 - April 08, 2008, 05:50 PM
FORGET ME NOT (Feiwel & Friends, 3.14.17)
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Have you heard of Poetry Friday? Across the blogosphere, we write about children's poetry every Friday. I blog about NEW picture books on my Picture Book of the Day blog, so I made a new "find" every week! Picture Book of the Day * http://6traits.wordpress.com/ * The email version is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/picturebookoftheday/ *

:-) Anastasia
#27 - April 09, 2008, 02:27 PM

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Thanks for sharing that with us, Anastasia.  :thankyou
#28 - April 09, 2008, 02:30 PM
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"Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich" by Adam Rex.

It's a themed collection for older kids (especially old kids like me).  ;)

By the way, some great suggestions here. Just treated myself (and my daughter) to a little Amazon book shopping spree. Woohoo!

-Diana
#29 - April 30, 2008, 02:43 PM
NED THE KNITTING PIRATE, GRIMELDA series,
CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
http://www.dianamurray.com

Sakes Alive!  A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson.

Hilarious! :tigger
#30 - April 30, 2008, 04:52 PM

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