The Guardian’s Christmas List for Children’s Picgure Books

If you have a thing for picture books, as I do, you’ll want to check out The Guardian’s list of recommended picture books.  It’s rather different than the NYT’s list.  Here are two of the books for the list.


Ok, to be fair, these were the only two books that featured ahem…bodily functions.  But I found it quite interesting that Harvey, The Boy Who Couldn’t Fart and The Pop Up Book of Poo where chosen alongside Mother knows Best! and A River of Stories.  Some of these titles almost seem to come out a different time and place…


And Christmas Eve At The Mellops’ is actually  a reprint from the 1970’s.  What an interesting mix of sensibilities.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sherylbooks
    Dec 10, 2011 @ 11:34:35

    I know what you mean Jen. I admit that it was a head scratcher for me too.


  2. andrea Spalding
    Dec 10, 2011 @ 07:35:24

    Pardon me for rolling my eyes. Couple the first two with Walter the Farting dog and thats a list to avoid. Having said that, I’d be willing to give the Book of Poo a chance – could be really interesting – but Pop up Poo? Yes, I can hear the kids laughing. I’m sure they’d roll in the aisles at the ‘Sicker book of Sick,’ and “How to Piss your way through life”. Come to think of it… maybe we are on to something…wanna to co-write?


  3. Jen
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 22:32:06

    What a very strange mishmash from The Guardian. My kids would love those though, not sure if I want to expand their toilet vocab or not.


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