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What are some of your favorite children's books? Growing up, I really loved <i>The Polar Express,</i> and <i>Cloudy With A Chance Of M**tballs,</i> among others. Someone on the former Vegan MB gave me the idea to replace the non-vegan references with a word proccessor. Just type, cut, and paste...viola! My neices' & nephews' copies now read <i>Cloudy With A Chance Of Neatballs.</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> That reminds me, any recommendations for veg/vegan friendly children's books?
 

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Veggie Soup by Dorothy Donohue is a kind of cute, colorful children's book... I suppose it's "veg friendly." Hehe. It has a lot of vegetables!<br><br><br><br>
Also, I think The Lorax would be applicable... It doesn't have a "veg" subject, but it certainly preaches themes relevant to vegetarianism: Tolerance, respect for all creatures, etc.
 

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Thanks Charity. Veggie Soup looks really cute. I can't believe I forgot about The Lorax! Will be buying a copy soon. Keep the replies coming!
 

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My stepdaughter loves the Fudge Books by Judy Bloom..Fudgemania, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, and I believe there's 2 or 3 others. I hear her laughing in her room and look in and there she is, reading away.
 

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I loved Nancy Drew books as a child (I have fond memories of my mother reading them to me before bed). Dr. Seuss is always good too (The Butter Battle Book). My fave though was The Owl and the Pussycat (although it is a poem I had a book of it with beautiful pictures and I loved it).<br><br><br><br>
Didn't Olivia Newton John write some earth-friendly books for children?
 

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I love reading my son Dr. Seuss books. We were just reading Horton Hears a Who. I forgot how important that book is, regarding caring for all living creatures great and small. I think my favorite is Hop On Pop.
 

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All of the Pippi Longstocking books....."Pippi Longstocking", "Pippi Goes on Board", and "Pippi in the South Seas"....in that order. Not only is she a hero, but she is constantly rebelling against things she sees as wrong, usually authority. She's one of the first and definately the youngest "punk" as far as I'm concerned. Also, the author Astrid Lindgren was a known animal lover and it really shows in these sotries. These books have a serious edge to them humor-wise and I could get a kick out of them any time.
 

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Oh my gosh - I used to love "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" when I was a kid. I also loved the E.B. White Books, anything by Richard Scarry - especially "the Best Picture Dictionary Ever" and when I got older, I loved the Beatrix Potter books.
 

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I loved Pippi Longstocking!<br><br><br><br>
I also was a big fan of Trixie Belden (kind of like Nancy Drew), but I think my all-time favorite "children's" writer is Shel Silverstein.
 

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Ahhhh - Trixie Belden - I used to love to read those during the summer. Our library would have the summer reading program and I would sit outside and read all day. Those were the best books. Do they still exist somewhere?? Shel Sliverstein rockes - I still have my "Where the Sidewalk Ends" at my parents home and I love it.
 

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My copies of "Where the Sidewalk Ends," "A Light in the Attic," "The Giving Tree," and "Falling Up" are all at my apartment. They've moved everywhere with me.<br><br><br><br>
I found a bunch of musty old Trixie Belden's at a used book sale, but that's the first time I'd seen them in years.
 

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I love Shel Silverstein. Think I'll go check some of his books out tomorrow. Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought about Pippi Longstocking in ages. I used to daydream about all the adventures she went on...
 

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OK:<br><br><br><br>
All of the above, plus "the Famous Five", all Dr. Seuss EVER (I still have Horton and Yertle the Turtle), Because a Little BUg went Kachoo, Freckle Juice, the one about the queen who steals the sky to make a dress, Who is Frances Rain, Wait Till Helen Comes, Lioness Rampant series, Are You my Mother, anything by Robert Munch... I could go on and on...<br><br><br><br>
And as for cutting out words and pasting them, we do that at the deaf preschool:<br><br><br><br>
There is a book called "[somethingorother]... What do you HEar?" and it's all about which animal do you hear now: "I hear an alligator snapping at me!" or a donkey braying, etc.<br><br>
So someone put stickers over all the "hear" words and made the book: "What do you SEE?" ("...I see a ducky splashing at me!")<br><br><br><br>
Works well for us.
 

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They're "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?" and "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear" and I believe they're by Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle. Wonderful for ages birth (one picture per page, and they're very vivid!) through 7 (lots of repetition for young readers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The <i>Animal Rights Handbook</i> suggests the following "humane children's books":<br><br><br><br><i>The Gnats of Knotty Pine.</i> Bill Peet. Houghton Mifflin, 1975.<br><br><br><br><i>Where Can the Animals Go?</i> Ron Wegen. Greenwillow, 1978.<br><br><br><br><i>Oh, No, Cat!</i> Janice May Udry. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976.<br><br><br><br><i>Mouskin's Golden House.</i> Edna Miller. Prentice-Hall, 1964.<br><br><br><br><i>The Rabbits' Wedding.</i> Garth Williams {one of my favorite author/illustrators!, Harper & Row, 1958.<br><br><br><br><i>The Winter Cat.</i> Howard Knotts. Harper & Row, 1972.<br><br><br><br><i>The Mice Came In Early This Year.</i>Eleanor Lapp. Albert Whitman, 1976.<br><br><br><br><i>Go Away, Dog.</i> Joan Nodset. Harper & Row, 1963.<br><br><br><br><i>The Happy Day.</i>Ruth Krauss. Harper & Row, 1949.<br><br><br><br><i>Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.</i>Leo Lionni. Pantheon, 1969.
 

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'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey is also very cute and very compassionate--kids go on a field trip to a turkey farm and end up taking the turkeys home for Thanksgiving dinner--as guests. For dinner, they eat veggies and toast with jelly.
 

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as an elem teacher and voracious reader this is my kind of thread.<br><br><br><br>
all of the chronicles of narnia by c.s. lewis,<br><br>
all of the eloise books by , crap, i forget her name right now<br><br>
the book olivia which is about an irrepressible 5 year old pig...very sweet<br><br><br><br>
the little house books though i now see how RACIST they were in some respects...but very woman/girl empowering<br><br><br><br>
charlotte's web, makes me cry and it's a blast to read with 3rd graders...<br><br><br><br>
i think i could go on and on. i now have to read holes by louis sachar as i just saw the movie...terrific movie... read on everyone.
 

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My all-time favorite children's book is "where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie for very small children.<br><br><br><br>
The Incredible Journey for older children, but I have a hard time reading the ending through my tears.<br><br><br><br>
We also liked Mark Twain books, Robin Hood, and that book by Farley Mowit (sp???) about Owl's In The Family. My boys loved reading Mrs. Friskby and the Rats of Nim and Mr. Poppers Penguins when they were in grade school.
 
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