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Bill’s New Frock

Great children's books show unexpected perspectives & insights.
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Suddenly a girl for a day, Bill experiences the expectations and treatments many girls experience.

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67

Pippi in the South Seas

Good children's books do not utterly leave reality unless it is to convey a real world lesson.
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Pippi and friends have a happy time coping with a very different life on a Pacific Isle, where her Dad is the king of its natives.

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How the Cat Swallowed Thunder

The best kids books show cause and effect.
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This could be a Rudyard Kipling "Just So" story titled, How the Cat Got its Purr.

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Mrs. Honey’s Hat

Great children's literature can be light hearted and provide a useful lesson.
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Mrs. Honey is so inattentive she allows her hat to be transformed into something amusingly undesirable.

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Elfabit

Good books for the very young are best made without fantasy creatures.
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The alphabet is presented, in rhyming pairs with illustrations, through such mythical beings as elves, brownies, imps etc.

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking pursues happiness through nonsense, not success.
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Pippi uses her imagination in every situation to draw out every happy or fun aspect possible.

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The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a children's book that tells children life is bad, give up.
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A poor impoverished child sells matches all day on a freezing New Year's Eve but, overcome by cold, we are told of her last visions and of her journey to Heaven.

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Alison’s House

Cover Image of the children's book, "Alison's House".
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Alison loves her home so much she chooses to stay with its new owners, and soon discovers a home is not a house.

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Good Night, Baby Bear

Cover Image - Good Night, Baby Bear
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Baby Bear's Mum satisfies his 'before bed' needs so he can sleep/hibernate.

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The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

cover image / children's book / Whangdoodles
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Imagination, unhampered by reason, is supposedly all that's required to reach wonderful lands and 'Whangdoodles' of all sorts.

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