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This book remains to this day one of the most popular children's title of all time! Take a look at this marvelous tale:

Old Turtle

"Old Turtle" by Douglas Wood ~ while often labeled a children's book, it is a story that adults will enjoy reflecting upon, with illustrations by Cheng-Khee Chee that make it a visual delight.

The classic tale of The Gingerbread Man comes to life with this charming lift-the-flap book. A popular classic tale, Niland's water- colour illustrations make this a special book. Children will love guessing the transformation on each page when they lift the sturdy flap! Age 3 .

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On this day in 1963, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are was published by Harper & Row

Flicka, Ricka and Dicka books by Maj Lindman. The Arlington Public Library had Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka books. I loved them. Perhaps this was the beginning of my fascination with siblings having a great time together. I also think that my Scandinavian DNA somehow recognized the Scandinavian roots of this book and was drawn to it.

The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf. New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First edition, signed by the author on the title page. With full-page black & white drawings by Robert Lawson. The story of Ferdinand the bull, who would rather sit under his favorite cork tree and smell flowers than battle a matador in the bull fighting ring, was an immensely popular children's book in the 1930s.