Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SPC - 'Inspired by Literature' - #4

We Are In A Book!

For Self Portrait Challenge -- 'Inspired By Literature'

Some of you may remember a similar image to this one from a few years ago (the boy has grown a bit, eh?).

I have found it interesting that, so far, many of the entries to the 'Inspired by Literature' theme for SPC have been from books and authors often associated with children. Some of them are hardly 'kid lit,' but still, those books we read during our formative years continue to resonate into our adult years and then into the lives and minds of our own children, too.

On the subject of children's literature, I have to make mention of Mo Willems. Here, we are reading the appropriately named, cleverly written and brilliantly illustrated title, "We Are In A Book!" from his Elephant and Piggie series. As a family, we also particularly enjoy his books featuring The Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and Cat The Cat.

We still enjoy classic books from authors like Dr. Seuss, Bill Peet, Arnold Lobel, Don Freeman, etc., but it has been a good experience for my kids to experience excellent books from a living and working author, as well.

The are just imagining what will take place in the upcoming The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? knowing that The Pigeon will not be a bit happy about that!

Honestly, I can't wait either.

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