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Hi there BBers!


I'm looking for titles of picture books that contain sections or, for lack of a better word, chapters. But not really progressive chapters that feature the same characters as they move through one story. More like related short stories within a greater framework. But not a great big compilation of full length stories. Ugh. I'm probably not making sense. Help!


The only one I can think of is Mo Willems' "Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator" which contains 6 (and a half) short little stories about friendship, and "The Stinky Cheese Man" by Jon Scieszka which contains a jumble of fairy tales.


I'm thinking of breaking some rules (Wheee!) on word count and format and would love to see how the pros do it.


 :thankyou


#1 - August 06, 2014, 06:15 PM
MIND YOUR MONSTERS (Sterling, 2015)
HYPNOSIS HARRY (Sky Pony, 2016)
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN (Sky Pony, 2017)

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My first thought was Pierre by Maurice Sendak. Probably not what you mean...

I don't know Stinky Cheese Man (well, I've heard of it but it's not my sort of thing) but I think Amanda and Her Alligator is approaching the linked short-story format that you see in early readers like Ling and Ting: Not Exactly Alike or the Fox Sisters.
#2 - August 06, 2014, 07:44 PM
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THIS OR THAT, Tilbury House, 2021
THE BOOK DRAGON, Sterling, 2018
MIRA FORECASTS THE FUTURE, Sterling, 2016

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Don't Let the Peas Touch
#3 - August 07, 2014, 04:38 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, BUSY BUS series, EMERGENCY KITTENS, and more!
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Another of Willems' books that might fill the bill is CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG. It's a beautiful collaboration with illustrator Jon Muth, and very atypical for Willems. It's not so much divided into chapters as it is four sections, one for each season.
#4 - August 07, 2014, 11:58 AM

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All great suggestions! Thank you!


(especially the Peas book - that's exactly what I'm thinking of doing. except no peas. and no sibling fights. but that format!)
#5 - August 07, 2014, 04:55 PM
MIND YOUR MONSTERS (Sterling, 2015)
HYPNOSIS HARRY (Sky Pony, 2016)
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN (Sky Pony, 2017)

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There's also Laura Vaccaro Seeger's DOG AND BEAR: TWO FRIENDS, THREE STORIES. It is pretty low word-count, but it's broken down into chapter-like sections.
#6 - August 07, 2014, 05:03 PM
BACKHOE JOE, HarperCollins, 2014
FAMOUSLY PHOEBE, Sterling, 2017
ALL IN A DROP, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

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Kathi Appelt's BUBBA AND BEAU series.
#7 - August 08, 2014, 06:53 AM
Jean Reidy
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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman
#8 - August 08, 2014, 02:14 PM

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The One and Only Marigold by Florence Parry Heide
#9 - August 09, 2014, 12:18 PM
COMING SOON: Making a Friend*Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants*A Little Chicken*Nugget & Fang, the SEAquel*The Farm that Mac Built & MORE

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Thank you! Thank you!
#10 - August 10, 2014, 11:08 AM
MIND YOUR MONSTERS (Sterling, 2015)
HYPNOSIS HARRY (Sky Pony, 2016)
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN (Sky Pony, 2017)

Rules were meant to be broken, right? :)  Some great examples listed here to guide you along the way. Love THE STINKY CHEESE MAN!
#11 - September 01, 2014, 12:05 PM

I can only think of illustrated poetry picture books, like Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich and Stella Unleashed. I hope this helps!
#12 - September 30, 2014, 08:06 PM

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