Sunday, November 14, 2010


I've officially begun my Christmas shopping! Er, ok, technically I had some stocking stuffers before today. Now I'm getting ideas for some friends/family (aside from or in addition to gifting some of my work to certain people). Today it was books. There are some little ones around now, and I tend to gravitate towards books for them, rather than plastic toys which are outgrown so fast at their age. I especially like finding books with beautiful illustrations, and/or stories I remember; like Robert Munsch or Eric Carle stories.

What are your favourites?


  1. I had a similar post a few weeks ago.

  2. One of my very favorite children's book authors is Lois Ehlert. Beautiful paper collage stories.

    Funny story about Robert Munsch .... I used to work in a bookstore and someone came to the register with a bunch of Love You Forever paperbacks and asked if we had more. I checked and we didn't so I mentioned that title was not a favorite for me and I thought it creepy, but I did love Munsch's Paper Bag Princess and suggested that instead. The customer then told me he was Munsch's brother. I was mortified that I had called his brother's book "creepy." But, he seemed perfectly fine with it and thanked me for being honest and suggesting another Munsch.