Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anthony Browne's six best books

Anthony Browne has written more than forty books for children including Gorilla and Little Beauty and is a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for services to children’s literature.

Last year he named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

Probably the best picture book for children ever. The mischievous Max is sent to bed without his supper but his bedroom is mysteriously transformed into a forest with an ocean and a boat. He sails away until he comes to a land full of Wild Things. The perfect combination of words and pictures takes us into his dark world and back out into the light.
Read about the other books on Browne's list.

--Marshal Zeringue