Last week, in our newsletter, we asked our readers what books they thought of when they saw this poem by Jack Prelutsky.
Here are some of their answers, combined with some of our own:
The Hobbit by J.R. R. Tolkien
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
Freddy and the Space Ship by Walter R. Brooks
Elissa Learns Thankfulness
What's better than a snail that prays?
That curious snail Elissa is at it again... and she learns a valuable lesson about thankfulness and being happy about who you and what you are!
Inspired by the Christian ideal of being thankful for all that you have, Elissa Learns About Thankfulness is a beautifully written, fantastically illustrated book about our favorite characters Francine and Elissa learning a valuable lesson about being thankful for who and what we are. In this fourth edition in the Elissa the Curious Snail Series we meet some of Francine’s family and again see the familiar cast of characters in the yard. At first, Elissa isn’t happy that birds can fly and cats can run – she’s unhappy being a snail and wants those experiences for self. But being a snail is helpful because her small size and slithering nature let Elissa save the day by finding a lost ring. In the end, Elissa realizes she is thankful for who God made her and what she is.
Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how thankful we all should be. No faithful home should be without a copy.
The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
Treasure Island by Robert Lois Stevenson
D’Aulaires’ Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (as one of our reader’s pointed out, “Sam’s poem about trolls specifically”)
Great White Shark
Sharks by Seymour Simon
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
. . . Hunted for a Snark
Children’s Classic Poetry Collection by Cathie Shuttleworth and Nicola Baxter
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Time Machines & Dinosaurs
Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Giants! A Colossal Collection of Tales and Tunes by Jim Weiss (cheating a little, but this is what I was enjoying at 10 that involved Giants!)
Pots of Gold
The House Gobbaleen by Lloyd Alexander
The Golden Key by George MacDonald
What books did you think of when you saw this poem? Comment and share some of your favorites! And thank you to our newsletter readers for sharing some of their favorites.
*Thank you, also, to Jonathan for the dragon illustration
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