Monday, June 8, 2009

Children's Books

T and I arrived back tonight from a wonderful long weekend with my family in New Zealand. While my camera is still (!) in Sydney being fixed, I took lots of photos using my Oktomat, and T's Minolta SLR from the 1960's inherited from his grandfather. It was my first time using the Minolta, so hopefully there will be some successes that I will be able to post later this week.

My niece Cara turned one in April, so as part of her present, T and I gave her a copy of one of our favourite childhood books: Where the Wild Things Are. While she is a bit young for it right now, she loves books so much already that I thought it would be a good one for her to grow into.

I'd also like to get Cara some Peter Gossage books as she gets older; they are a series of illustrated children's books about various Maori legends that I also loved as a child. The illustrations are gorgeous, lots of bright, bold colours:

Does anyone have any other recommendations for good children's books?


outi said...

my favorites for ever are Tove Jansson´s Muumi-books. Moomin in english, i think, they have been translated in to so many languages.

these books look also interesting. i would like to read about Maori legends too:)

Ian said...

I think detailed pop-up books are very inspirational and fascinating for small children.

Animal encycopedias too.

n a t s u m i said...

I love the children books of Paul Rand!

ps. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! oxox

Carolina said...

Hi Caroline! Like Outi, I like the Moomin books :)

Well, unfortunately I couldn't go to the Deerhunter show because of Emma, my puppy. I had to stay at home with her, so my boyfriend took his brother instead. He said the show was ok, that he expected more. He also said that even the band wasn't very satisfied with the sound because they lost their equipment (don't know exactly what happened) and had to play with rented instruments.

Hope their concert will be better there!

Lizzie said...

I hope you don't mind me commenting as i've just stumbled across your blog :)
Good childrens books...

A few of my faves are:

NZ Authored

*Tahi: One lucky kiwi - By Melanie Drewery
*Cork on the ocean - By Mark Sommerset (their website is super cute too
*Duck in the gun - by Joy Cowley

Australian Authors:
Anything by Colin Thompson or Shaun Tan will be beautiful

Other Authors:
Mo Willems (funny books)
*The Dot - by Peter H Reynolds
*The curious garden - by Peter Brown

oh theres just too many to list!
But i think the first one, tahi one lucky kiwi is a super sweet NZ book.