Comments on: Book of the Week: The Runaway Dinner http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 15 May 2014 23:51:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Nibarian http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-770447 Nibarian Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:35:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-770447 Last year I read “The One and Only Ivan” by Applegate to 3 different 3rd grade classes. They come in on Fridays and I only have time to read for about 15-20 minutes each week, so it took quite a while. I normally don’t like to read the same book to so many classes on the same day, but I LOVED every minute of each reading! We laughed, we cried, we cheered!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-735726 Sarah Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:03:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-735726 My son and I got this out from the library a few yrs ago as I love Alan Ahlberg. We were disappointed though; for us The Runaway Dinner lacked something.

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By: KarenD http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459646 KarenD Fri, 03 May 2013 03:49:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459646 If you haven’t seen it yet, from 2010 The Secret Lives of Princesses by
Philippe Lechermeier (Author), Rebecca Dautremer (Illustrator) is one of the finest books in print period. It is insanely information dense, and my daughters have loved it from 3 to 8, each year finding a new level of detail to obsess over. For me, it made a staunchly anti-princess mom into someone who can see the beauty in, well, beauty. Even when it is in perfectly imperfect princess form.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459536 Carter Higgins Thu, 02 May 2013 22:59:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459536 Oh, oops! I just looked it up and completely missed it… 1-2-3 Peas came out last summer!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459532 Carter Higgins Thu, 02 May 2013 22:52:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459532 I want to say Keith Baker is releasing a sequel to LMNO Peas! Keep your eyes pea-led. (Ha?)

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By: Christine http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459384 Christine Thu, 02 May 2013 19:06:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459384 I love these book talks! And everyone’s suggestions, which I immediately input into my library request form. So glad everyone is talking up the Circus Ship. It’s one of our faves. We also like The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet — a classic with lovely rhymes and wonderful pictures. My kiddos might be a little on the young side, but for those of you with smaller littles like mine…. Check out LMNO Peas by Keith Baker, Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson, and Baby Bear’s Chairs by Jane Yolen.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459240 Sarah Thu, 02 May 2013 05:02:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459240 “Gothic or Romanesque, I couldn’t care less…”

Easily the best rhyme ever in a kid’s book. Can’t wait for their new one!

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-459008 Amy Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:10:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-459008 Hip hip hooray! So glad to see book being highlighted! It truly is such a great story. Thanks Carter! :)

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458924 Carter Higgins Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:10:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458924 Love these! I can’t wait to meet the Gaskitts. Thank you!

And I love Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters! So unique and eye-catching. K.G. is the illustrator for my friend Ame Dyckman’s fall release, Tea Party Rules. You’ll have to keep an eye out for it! I love his sensibility…so much emotion in those drawn lines!

Love those suggestions. I’d love to take the next week off and just curl up in the library. :)

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458921 Amy Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:43:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458921 Allan Ahlberg is a genius. His Gaskitt family series is the BEST for not-quite-ready-for chapter-books kids, bar none. My latest favorite is The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Brigette Barrager (there is also a matching Memory game, which is gorgeous). Hand-in-hand with Mercy Watson goes Poppleton, by Cynthia Rylant with perfect illustrations by Mark Teague. Our latest family favorites include Quentin Blake’s Mrs. Armitage series, Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters by K.G. Campbell, and Apple Cake by Julie Paschkis, which includes a fantastic recipe. I could go on about picture books for days!

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By: Annette Simon http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458897 Annette Simon Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:30:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458897 I missed this title, too. Thanks, Carter!

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By: Megan Ashman http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458887 Megan Ashman Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:40:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458887 I love love love this book!!! Allan Ahlberg is one of my favorite children’s authors! I was also going to suggest The Pencil, as well as The Jolly Postman. The Jolly Postman is a book he wrote with his late wife illustrating about a postman who delivers letters to fairy tale characters. Each page has an envelope to open up with a letter inside. It’s such a cute and interactive book!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458880 Carter Higgins Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:02:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458880 Oh, you have great taste. I LOVE Iggy Peck! Did you know there’s a new one coming out later this year by the same duo, called Rosie Revere, Engineer?! So excited for that one.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458879 Carter Higgins Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458879 Thanks, Clare! Already laughing.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458878 Carter Higgins Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458878 Oh, wonderful! I do love The Curious Garden, too.

I don’t know that Andrew Clements title! Fun. Do you know his middle grade novel Frindle? I love that one.

And I agree with you. Some of today’s books are snappy and trendy, but some are absolutely going to be timeless treasures…anything by Philip and Erin Stead, and Oliver Jeffers.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458875 Carter Higgins Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:51:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458875 Hooray!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458874 Carter Higgins Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:50:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458874 Kelly, this is fantastic! Thank you!

I am crazy in love with Kate DiCamillo, but can you believe I have never read any of the Mercy Watsons? What about Bink and Gollie? And her new book coming out this year, Flora and Ulysses, looks awesome. I’ll check those out. And, consider her added to the list for the series!

I posted about The Circus Ship a few weeks ago…so stunning. Good pick. Love those hidden animals!

Can’t wait to check out those others. I haven’t read any of the Ladybug Girl books. Thanks for all of those!

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458856 Stephanie Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:17:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458856 Iggy Peck, Architect…not sure if that has been featured on Design Mom, but it is my favorite!

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By: Clare Ferguson http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458837 Clare Ferguson Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:04:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458837 ‘The Pencil’ by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingham is also brilliant. It tells the story of the chaos that ensues when a pencil takes a walk (closely followed by a paintbrush and some erasers!). Good fun!

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By: Cissy http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-runaway-dinner/comment-page-1/#comment-458808 Cissy Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:58:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34990#comment-458808 Runaway Garden always makes my kids giggle. We also love The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown (which I summarized on my now defunct blog: http://www.redroko.com/2010/03/15-minutes-read-it-curious-garden.html)

And: A Million Dots, by Andrew Clements. Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, both by David Somans.

I’m often drawn to the more classic types by McCloskey, Ets, Tudor, etc. But there are really some beautiful, well-written, original picture books being written lately. Thanks for your excellent recommendations (and for starting this conversation)!

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