This classic is one of the very best books to read aloud to children. (I’ve been known to read it to babies.) Our edition has gently colorized pictures that gild the lily a bit but please the boys. It called the Signature Edition and is out of print but fairly simple to find.
We also enjoy the (much less beautiful) animated movie now and then (mostly for the songs).
Author: E.B. White
Illustrator: Garth Williams, with watercoloring by Rosemary Wells
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Tagged Animals, Charlotte's Web, E.B. White, fable, farm, food, Garth Williams, I read this as a kid, Newbery Honor Book, out of print, Rosemary Wells, USA
In this sequel to All Aboard with Jeremy Rabbit, it is Waldo Otter’s turn to be a fish out of water when he visits his cousin, Jeremy Rabbit, in the country. This time there are trips on a car, river boat, and bicycles. There are more delicious feasts and daring rescues. And once again the cousins, although they go through a few rough patches during the visit, have a wonderful time together.
Author: Doris Susan Smith
Illustrator: Doris Susan Smith
When a couple of farmers eat one turnip too many, it kicks off a truly unexpected chain of events. Bartering, knitting, a cow, and Christmas all come together to create a wonderful surprise that the kids are happy to see unfold time and again.
Most of our Christmas books are only brought out between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But we all have silently agreed that this one can stay out year round.
Author: Jack Kent
Illustrator: Jack Kent