Children's books are awesome. For parents, there
is almost no better investment in the world. Grown
ups will usually read a book like, maybe, once.
Whereas children will read their books over and
over and over, each time learning more and processing
new information. Since there are oodles of children's
books in the world, picking the best ones can
be a challenge. We thought it would be fun to
write reviews of our very favorite children's
books. Only the kids books we love the most have
If you're not sure
what children's book to choose, Here
Come the Tickle Bugs! is super fun and
comes highly recommended by the silly folks
Clearly, I have
no choice but to list GO, DOG. GO! as the very first book
on the long list of great children's books. It belongs
at spot #1 because this was the favorite book of Uncle
Sillyhead III's as a child, and one of the primary inspirations
for HERE COME THE TICKLE BUGS! This book is marvelously
simple but contains a subtle sense of humor in every drawing.
It also has a palpable energy that explodes in a spectacular
tree party finale! Do you like my hat? Yes, I like that
party hat! This book rocks. Thank you P.D. Eastman.
What can I say?
David Wiesner is my idol. The images alone that he creates
are enough to tickle readers of any age. Imagine mammoth
cabbages floating over Lido's Diner. Imagine dozens of
people trying to muscle down a stubborn red bell pepper
floating amidst heavenly clouded skies. Imagine a Vermont
guacamole crew working like mad to slice up an avocado.
This man kills me. You've got to buy it.
kills me again. If I said anything about this book, it
would give away the plot. There are no words in this book
- he sets the scene twice, and that's it. His drawings
are more than enough to carry this book home and into
legendary status in the Tickle Bug Hall of Fame. It is
nothing short of AWESOME. Thank you David Wiesner!!!