Putting Some Fun in My Suitcase

posted by Sharon May 9, 2014 12 Comments

What are your favorite books to read to children? This week I rediscovered  a bunch of Little Miss and Mr. books. My son Matt and my daughter Meg read these with me countless times. Do you know these charming little tales?

The art is whimsical and the pages are filled with brilliant colors. Here’s Little Miss Splendid, for example.

And Mr. Muddle.

He gets so confused, he pours tea on his toast.

Here’s Mr. Funny, who uses his humor to cheer up sick animals at the zoo.

Little Miss Giggles often giggles — but sometimes she’s sad.

You can tell by the sorry state of this book that we really loved Mr. Tickle.

I like the way these books present all kinds of personalities and quirks. By placing the characters in an appealing story, the author shows that there’s room in this world for everyone.

Little Miss Shy lives alongside Mr. Nervous, and Little Miss Neat puts up with Mr. Messy, and Mr. Chatterbox chatters away not caring that snooty Little Miss Splendid pays no attention to him. Of course, in real life one trait doesn’t define us. But I figure these stories helped my children to think about how different people are–and how delightful every person can be. And that we can all enjoy life together.

In a couple of weeks I’m going to a land far away (in the spirit of children’s books) (actually it’s the land of Michigan) to visit my son’s family. I’m going to pack some Little Miss and Mr. books for my four grandkids.

We’re going to have some fun times!

How about you? Do you have a favorite children’s book?

Sharing with Friday Finds. The Little Miss and Mr. books are written by Roger Hargreaves and are available at Amazon.com.

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12 Comments

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Pieni Lintu May 9, 2014 at 7:09 am

Those look funny! 😀

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mscarletti May 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

Oh I love books and these just look wonderful! I think my daughter would love them!

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow May 9, 2014 at 10:36 am

I don’t recall seeing this series before…they look fun. I”ll have to see if our library has them for the grands!

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dalettre May 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

I remember those! We read a lot of Frog and Toad around here…and Amelia Bedelia. 🙂

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nancyjeannn May 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

oh i remember those books … such a delight! Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren … lucky you! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin May 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I never liked that series as a kid, but loved using them as a first grade teacher I used them as a book study!

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Barb Brookbank May 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Oh those books look so fun! have a wonderful time visiting your grandchildren.

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Dotti May 9, 2014 at 2:35 pm

What a wonderful find to share with your grandchildren! Enjoy!!

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sarahhuizenga May 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Too many favorite Children’s books. My daughter would often get stuck on one for a while and we would have to read it every night to her. I do miss those days. Hopefully we can warm up Michigan a little bit before you get here 🙂

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Gail O May 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I DO remember those books and how much my girls liked them.. I saved most of their books but it seems I no longer have those:( I hope they are with someone who enjoys them too!

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Ida P. Krause May 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Those look like fun little books. I don’t recall Coleen ever reading them though.

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Carolyn May 15, 2014 at 2:37 am

Right now my grandson loves Peter Rabbit! Have fun in Michigan, Sharon!

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