Somehow, I have managed to miss all the fantastic Robert McCloskey books in my favorite picture books posts. I suppose it's probably harmless because surely anyone who stumbles onto this blog already knows about these wonderful books, but I still would like to establish clearly my love for them.
Make Way for Ducklings - Kansas Dad proposed to me in Boston's Public Gardens, so reading this book lifts my heart every time because I remember that day. We also lived in Boston for a couple of years when we were newlyweds, so really the good feelings abound. Second Daughters love for all things bird just makes it even better.
One Morning in Maine - A blissfully perfect day - a lost tooth, a boat ride, an ice cream cone, clam chowder. Reading this book always reminds me of Our Town and how the memory of one ordinary day nearly breaks Emily's heart. This is life and it's beautiful.
Blueberries for Sal - Bears, blueberries, and a baby. What's not to love? This is probably the favorite McCloskey book among my children.