Today is the first day of school for all our students and teachers in Southwest Georgia. And what better way to spend our Favorite Find Friday than to tell you about some of my very favorite children’s books. We all love the classics, like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. And who can actually say their eyes are dry after reading The Kissing Hand and A Pocket Full of Kisses by Audrey Penn. Reading that book the night before the first day of school is a tradition in our home. And all these years later, I still get choked up! Those are some of the popular authors who come to mind as I sit and write this. Though, I know I have more favorites.
I want to also add some books we love in our home, by an author who you may not be so familiar with, but I highly recommend you look into her. Her name is Coleen Salley. She was from Louisiana. Unfortunately, she died in 2008. However, her books live on. I don’t know that I could recommend just one since they are all so good. But, our two absolute favorites that still make us laugh are Epossumondas and Epossumondas Saves the Day. If you have the chance to get an audio of her reading these books, I would definitely do that. She is so funny! And her accent makes it all the more hilarious. If you are interested in purchasing any of her books, you can do so through Amazon. I give you my word, you won’t be disappointed.
Here is the list of books she was an author of:
- Who’s That Tripping Over My Bridge
- Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail
- Epossumondas Saves The Day
- Epossumondas Plays Possum
I have also written and published a children’s book, Cuckoo Cocoa Kokomo. The synopsis of the book without giving too much away; the first half of the book tells you all the things a Cuckoo Cocoa Kokomo is NOT and the last part tells you exactly what a Cuckoo Cocoa Kokomo is and all the crazy antics that are involved with having a Cuckoo Cocoa Kokomo. If you are interested in purchasing Cuckoo Cocoa Kokomo, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love children’s books. I love to read them and I love to write them. I love how silly you can be in a children’s book and how sometimes they tell stories that are kind of hard to tell. There are so many great authors out there, children’s book authors included. Which ones do you love? Would love to hear from you.