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" A four year (and 33 year) old's favorite books"

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The list author says: "I'm not sure who enjoys storytime more - me or my 4 year old daughter. I found many books from other listmanias so thought I'd
put one together for those with our silly sense of humor. Whether you enjoy quirky humor or books with a beautiful message, there is something on this list for you."
Pickle-Chiffon Pie
Pickle-Chiffon Pie
"This book is very funny and has a great lesson...looks are not everything! It's one of our favorites."
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books)
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books)
"We brought this one to a sleepover at my nephews and nieces.  Since then, we've had many requests for this as a birthday present."
Arnie, the Doughnut (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut)
Arnie, the Doughnut (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut)
"My 4 year old nephew loved this one and had to get it for my daughter on her birthday. It was a huge hit and one that never gets put back on the bookshelf."
The Paperbag Princess (Story Corner)
The Paperbag Princess (Story Corner)
"Another book that never gets put away.  My daughter thinks only boys should be president, etc... I'm hoping books like this one will change her way of thinking."
Bread and jam for Frances.
Bread and jam for Frances.
"Great story for all - especially picky eaters and the parents of them.  All the Frances books are favorites and recently found "The Brute Family" by same authors to be just as charming."
Strega Nona (Spanish) (Spanish Edition)
Strega Nona (Spanish) (Spanish Edition)
"Creative and fun story - always get a "read it again" on this one."
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
Corduroy (40th Anniversary Edition)
"A very sweet story and a crowd pleaser to boot! I can only have 40 items on this list and found new ones (new to me)from Don Freeman "Dandelion" "Pet of the Met" "Norman the Doorman" and "Manuelo the Playing Mantis" all are wonderful!!"
Miss Rumphius
Miss Rumphius
"This is a story you don't mind reading over and over - and you'll most likely be asked."
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
"Kids could be mean and this will give them a good idea of how it would feel to be made fun of.  The best part, the story is cute and they don't realize they're getting taught a lesson."
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book)
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Sandpiper Book)
"This is one that is asked to be read over and over - for this one, I don't mind at all."
So You Want to be President?
So You Want to be President?
"It holds my 4 year olds interest and has fun facts about Presidents.  Illustrations are great and she is now walking around saying "Abe Lincoln was the tallest president and the ugliest"  ha ha!  A new favorite in our house."
Madeline
Madeline
"another one that doesn't get put back on the shelf."
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
"A great story...one of my favorites and my daughter likes it too!  Also from this Author, we love "The Little House" it too has a beautiful message."
The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)
The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)
"A very very quick read and it always gets a big giggle (even when cranky!)"
Miss Twiggley's Tree
Miss Twiggley's Tree
"I love this book and the message it gives.  My daughter doesn't think it's too shabby either."
The Duchess Bakes a Cake
The Duchess Bakes a Cake
"This is a fun story although I get a little mad at the duchess' husband..my daughter doesn't seem to notice : )"
Rachel Fister's Blister
Rachel Fister's Blister
"fun story!"
Miss Suzy
Miss Suzy
"A very endearing story - we love it."
Andrew Henry's Meadow
Andrew Henry's Meadow
"another book that we really enjoy!"
Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)
Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)
"a great story!"
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
"The most beautiful illustrations and a great story to go along with them.  I am so glad to have found this book."
Amos & Boris
Amos & Boris
"A wonderful story about friendship"
Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs
Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs
"My daughter's favorite!  She has it memorized and every time we read, she still seems suprised at the end when the dog is wearing Mr Pine's glasses.  Another big hit at our house is Mr Pine's Purple House - it is also a great book to check out."
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
"A creative story with another sweet message that both my daughter and I enjoy."
The Best-Loved Doll (An Owlet Book)
The Best-Loved Doll (An Owlet Book)
"This book is GREAT!  Every little girl (if they have a pretty good attention span-b/c it is a little longer than most pic books)should have this book read to them.  It is in my top 5 favorite books and my daughter loves it too."
Noisy Nancy Norris
Noisy Nancy Norris
"We live in an apartment so I'm always trying to teach my 4 yr old daughter to think of others (noise!)  This is the perfect story that teaches just that as well as compromise.  It's fun to read too!"
Big Susan
Big Susan
"I love the whole idea of this story.  It is a chapter book with very short chapters so we were able to read this in 2 nights and it kept my 4 year olds attention the whole time.  It is a charming story about a little girl and her dollhouse.  Like Toy Story, the dolls come alive - but just one special day of the year."
Dogger Storybook and CD
Dogger Storybook and CD
"We don't have this version with the cd but we have the story that you can buy used.  It will be worth the search b/c this is a really great story.  It is a story of a younger boy who loses his treasured stuffed dog and the older sister who shows caring and generosity to get it back."
The Old Woman Who Named Things
The Old Woman Who Named Things
"Beautiful message and terrific illustrations.  My daughter cried when I read it to her the first time but still asks for it to be read over and over."
We Were Tired of Living In A House
We Were Tired of Living In A House
"This is a great book that reminds us that new places are always fun and exciting but in the end there is no place like home.  The illustrations (Doris Burn) are great!  The children decide to move away to various places and each time they move they take a little memento from where they've been.  My daughter loves this story and I do too."
The Big Green Pocketbook
The Big Green Pocketbook
"My daughter has loved this book since the day we got it.  In it, you get the little girls point of view during a day of errands with her Mom.  Little girls will love this book and Moms too.   What would be considered a normal day in an adults eyes is portrayed as a day full of wonderment in a childs."
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
"A fun Christmas story that teaches one man's trash is another man's treasure."
Blueberry Pie Elf
Blueberry Pie Elf
"Charming story and illustrations - bound to cause giggles!"
The Little Chapel that Stood
The Little Chapel that Stood
"This book is amazing!  It explains (in rhyme and gorgeous artwork) about the chapel that stood between the twin towers.  It teaches in a kid-friendly way about what happened on 9-11 and reminds us that big or small we can help make a difference."
Maybelle in the Soup
Maybelle in the Soup
"A fun chapter book that delights both me and my daughter.  Maybelle the cockroach and her friend Henry the flea are sidekicks that you would never imagine love reading about but we certainly did and think you most likely will too. Also check out Maybelle Goes to Tea if you enjoy this book!"
Ultra-Violet Catastrophe! - (Brian Froud Illustrations)
Ultra-Violet Catastrophe! - (Brian Froud Illustrations)
"A  girl dreads visiting her Aunt b/c her house is "just so" and she's not allowed to touch things.  She is surprised to find that Great Uncle Mangus is also there.  He's the Uncle that everyone would love to have. The author has such a way of writing that you feel that you're a part of their adventure."
Okie, Dokie Artichokie
Okie, Dokie Artichokie
"My daughter is forever saying "okie, dokie artichokie" so when I found this book I had to get it.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out the moral of the story.  It teaches/reminds us how important communication and what happens when people just assume without asking.  It's a story of a Monkey and a Giraffe who are neighbors.  It's a story that I think all young children will love."
Petunia
Petunia
"This is a book that I think would be in my top ten.  A goose that thinks she is smart b/c she carries a book and all the fun that happens b/c her friends follow all of her crazy advice. Also from this author..."Donkey Donkey" is a book you don't want to miss - teaches us we're perfect just the way we are."
The Whingdingdilly
The Whingdingdilly
"This story is so well told and held my daughters attention (long story for a picture book)The illustrations are just as wonderful. Fun & entertaining with a message of being happy with who you are.  It's a Super Duper Hullabalooper of a story!"
Fortunately
Fortunately
"This book is wonderful!  If you want tons of giggles, great illustrations and a reminder about life (it's full of ups and downs,) then this book is for you!  Oh...and your child!  haha!"