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I'm looking for picture books that are conversations between one or more characters.

Examples:
ROAR! by Tammi Sauer / ills by Liz Starin
I Don't Want To Be A Frog by Dev Petty / ills. by Mike Boldt
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems

Do you have any other suggestions? Ones you like? Ones you don't?

Thanks!
#1 - March 06, 2016, 04:20 PM
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#2 - March 06, 2016, 08:27 PM
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You might check out this recent ReFoReMo post at Carrie Charley Brown's blog, which sited several, including those mentioned: http://www.carriecharleybrown.com/reforemo/reforemo-day-4-linda-ashman-talks-dialogue
#3 - March 07, 2016, 06:35 AM
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Thanks, Ama!

Thank you, Kirsten! That's a great post. Didn't see it when it was posted last week. Perfect timing :yup
#4 - March 07, 2016, 08:10 AM
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I think INTERRUPTING CHICKEN is another one, isn't it?
#5 - March 07, 2016, 08:39 AM
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Night Animals by Gianna Marino, and the Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems, there are quite a few of those.
#6 - March 07, 2016, 07:26 PM

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Diana - Yes. Interrupting Chicken fits the bill. I forgot about it.

TMarie - Thanks for the suggestions! Haven't read Night Animals, so I'm adding that to my list. Elephant and Piggie are a bit older than what I'm thinking, but I will look at them again - I always learn something, even if it's a different age group.
#7 - March 08, 2016, 06:39 AM
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Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda's CAT books (HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT, HERE COMES VALENTINE CAT, etc.) are conversations between the narrator and main character, but Cat's responses aren't spoken. Signs, facial expressions, and body language. Pretty clever stuff!
#8 - March 08, 2016, 07:41 AM
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Thanks, Shauna! Forgot about the CAT books! The one I have is currently missing. Will have to go to the library.
#9 - March 08, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Just came across this one at the library today: Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion by Dominique Roques.
It looks likes it's told entirely in speech bubbles.

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I love Daniel Miyare's PARDON ME! It's all dialogue and very sparse--like 60 words or so.
#11 - March 12, 2016, 11:22 AM
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The entire series of books by Suzanne Bloom starting with A Splendid Friend.  So fantastic and so character driven. You will love them.
#12 - March 12, 2016, 05:59 PM
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Schnitzel: A Cautionary Tale for Lazy Louts,  '16
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Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham (Dr Seuss)
#13 - March 12, 2016, 06:47 PM
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink

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Who's on First? - writ. by Abbott & Costello, illus. by John Martz
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So many great ones have already been mentioned.   ::-)

"You Can Do Anything, Daddy!" is another really fun one.

And I love, "Yo! Yes?" by Chris Raschka.
#15 - March 14, 2016, 08:46 PM
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Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander. 
#16 - March 15, 2016, 08:36 AM

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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I've been reading through the list (some of them are re-reads) and enjoying all the books. Didn't realize before how many conversation books there are.

In case anyone else is looking for books like these, I found two more recent books (haven't read them yet, but looking forward to it):

Mom, There's A Bear At The Door by Sabine Lipan, illustrated by Manuela Olten

How To Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz
#17 - March 15, 2016, 05:33 PM
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Also, Ssh We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton is written as conversation or dialogue.
#18 - March 17, 2016, 08:09 AM

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Good example, Andrea. I forgot about Shh! We Have a Plan.
#19 - March 17, 2016, 08:33 AM
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Jeff Czekaj's Oink-a-doodle-moo. It's pretty sparse, a version of the telephone game. My kids enjoyed it & it inspired us to play the game.
Mo Willems Elephant & Piggy books are an excellent example. My kids & I like taking roles & sometimes even act it out.
Jon Klassen's This is Not my Hat is really good, I think it counts, maybe it's more of a monologue than convo.
#20 - March 17, 2016, 11:40 AM
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Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in this Book) by Julie Falatko.
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Thank you Marla and Marla! Adding those to my to-read and re-read lists.

Marla, Oink-a-doodle-moo sounds really fun - I love farm animal books :)
#22 - March 18, 2016, 06:57 AM
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I am crazy about There's a Giraffe in my Soup by Ross Burach.
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Thanks, Tammi. I hadn't heard of There's a Giraffe in my Soup. Adding it to my list!
#24 - March 21, 2016, 06:37 AM
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Puddle  by Hyewon Yum-  a new book just out that my library had.
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Thanks, Cindy. I read a review of Puddle recently. Can't wait to read it!
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So great to have this board as a resource! I have a book coming out fall 2016 with Clavis Books (in Dutch! with the English version to follow early 2017) that is a conversation between a mother and a child before bedtime. Now I want to go back and read conversation books I missed. Happy writing to all!
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