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Offline Danzik

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Favorite children's book
« on: December 12, 2005, 02:11:27 am »
What was your favorite book as a child?  Mine was probably Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  and "The Butter Battle Book by Dr.Seuss.  Just curious if anyone remembered.




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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 09:34:00 am »
Mine were the Bearinstein Bears books.



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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 09:05:43 am »
there's one on ytmnd with more books, only it's a slideshow and it's too fast.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 03:11:43 pm »
there's one on ytmnd with more books, only it's a slideshow and it's too fast.
Funny though. I like spoofs on things.

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 09:37:23 pm »
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 08:35:30 pm »
The Phantom Tollbooth, I still read it every so often. Amazing book.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2005, 06:16:25 am »
Yeah, the phantom Tollbooth is great! theres something about wordplay and corny gags that makes me laugh, against my  better judgement.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2005, 08:21:26 pm »
I remember Phantom Tollbooth! That book was cool!
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006, 10:07:02 pm »
Teh polar exfiggenspress!

Anything by that author(i forget his name) is great, the illustrations and stories are always fantastic
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2006, 04:29:42 am »
Moonfleet by J Meade faulkner

The novel is set in Dorset during the late 18th century. The story concerns a boy who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. The village of Moonfleet is based on East Fleet in Dorset by Chesil Beach. The headland in the book called The Snout is Portland Bill.

The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. In recent years it has fallen from popularity, possibly because parents thought that smuggling and other immoral activity should not be encouraged. However it remains a popular story widely read and is still sometimes studied in schools.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonfleet

It's available free as an eBook.

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/10743
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 08:56:59 pm »
I read the heck out of the Bernstein Bears, and I loved the "wind in the willows" books. I was born in England so my parents bought me a set of individually bound willows books they found there. The only ones I can find here in the states are bound in a single volume.

How could I have forgoten! AND Furn Hollow! I'd say those where even better than Wind in the Willows, and of course even hard to find in the states, or anywere at that.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2006, 08:47:15 am »
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2006, 08:50:31 am »
The Little Critter books.
And The Brave Little Toaster, because the Brave Little Toaster wins at life.

And when I started reading chapter books, Goosebumps rule.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2006, 01:54:00 pm »
I don't recall the name of the book and I know that's awful, but it was a book about mythology that was meant for small children. I devoured that book cover to cover so many times, I can't believe I don't remember the title.

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2006, 02:23:12 pm »
Was it like a comic or something? I remember once having that one too.

There was also a big one with the picture of Helios's son driving the sun on the front cover, is that it? I loved that one a lot.

As for my most favorite children's book. A red covered, gold-lined paged fairy tale compendium called Treasury of Fairy Tales. I loved that book so much. It had these beautiful-yet-cartoony pictures on one side of the page, and a paragraph or two of text on the other.

It inspired me to get The Complete Grimm's Fairytales or whatever the name of the B&N version of the book, with the real version of the German fairy tales, so the only one I love that I can't read is "Beauty and the Beast."

The closest you get to the originals other than that book is the play Into the Woods by Sondheim.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006, 04:13:26 pm »
Where The Wild Things Are.

sadly its being made in to a movie and thats gonna suck

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006, 04:18:28 pm »
When did a children's book become a movie that didn't suck?
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2006, 04:35:12 pm »
When did a children's book become a movie that didn't suck?

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2006, 04:40:49 pm »
oh my god! i love the brave little toaster!

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2006, 09:15:35 am »
Winnie the pooh?



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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2006, 11:25:37 am »
Where The Wild Things Are.

sadly its being made in to a movie and thats gonna suck
What...the... Fick?

That book has essentially no plot. Its one of those books you really cant turn into movie. The Cat in the Hat was stretching it anyway. Hollywood people fail at life.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2006, 11:34:40 am »
They made the polar express, which was essentialy "Boy doesn't believe in Christmas, gets on train, sees santa, loses bell, gets bell back as a gift from santa, over" into a whole adventure. ON A TRAIN.
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2006, 12:05:22 pm »
I am sick and tired of these Motherflippin' kids on this motherflippin' train!
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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2006, 02:55:14 pm »
There was also a big one with the picture of Helios's son driving the sun on the front cover, is that it? I loved that one a lot.

That sounds right. I can definitely recall something like that, so that could very well be it. Determining the title is still driving me mad though. :(

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Re: Favorite children's book
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2006, 03:06:10 pm »
It was something like (Publishing company name)'s Collection of Greek Myths
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