I love Maurice Sendak's rhyming counting book, ONE WAS JOHNNY. I can read it over and over again and still appreciate the humor. I always read the middle section in a crescendo that has me roaring the "I'll eat all of you!!!!" because it makes my kids giggle. Have any of you read it?
We bought ONE WAS JOHNNY as part of Sendak's NUTSHELL LIBRARY, and all four of the books are great. They're just so tiny. Gwenyth likes that they're tiny, but it makes reading them to more than one child at bedtime more challenging. And once they hear me start reading it, I have more than one child to read to, and they want me to read it more than once (this is why I only buy picture books that I like to read).
If you're not sure who Maurice Sendak is, he also wrote and illustrated WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, one of the most beloved picture books of all time.
Do you have a favorite counting or Maurice Sendak book? And do you think my reading choices are warping my children? At the moment, this is their favorite Muppet clip.
I wish you could hear them laughing. :o)