Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My Favorite Picture Books: Robert McCloskey Love

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.

4 comments:

  1. Sigh. There is something magical about McCloskey. We have our very own copy of Ducklings, it is big and beautiful and in fantastic condition even though it was used and I really really like it.

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    1. Our copy of Ducklings is an ex-library book, but it is large and hardcover and the pages are perfect.

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  2. I was only familiar with Lentil (do you know that one?) and Make Way for Ducklings when my children were young but I love reading Blueberries for Sal to my grandchildren. They are truly charming for all ages!

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    1. We know Lentil, too, but these three are our favorites.

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