Marc Brown ~ Parents Magazine Press, 1980
Though Marc Brown skews slightly younger than my peer group, I know many of you will remember and love this little out-of-print tickler. My son sure adores it, and seeing that he inherited his love of the green treat from me, I have to agree... any book about pickles rocks. (Though I am crossing my fingers that the boy doesn't become a secret pickle juice drinker like myself. Straight from the bottle... don't laugh... I'm not the only one! You know who you are...)
Pickle things you never see...
Like pickles on a Christmas tree.
A pickle ear, a pickle nose,
Pickle hair and pickle toes.
Oh, wouldn't it be lovely? (Seriously, for every birthday I can expect a vase full of daisies and a jar full of pickles. One time I even got a vase full of pickles-on-a-stick, but I digress... ) A short, ditty of a book, every page imagines another use or misplacement of the former cucumber, each more silly than the next. (Ever fly a pickle plane through pickle snow and pickle rain?) Most famous for his Arthur series, now that I am rereading his Wiki entry, it seems our Mr. Brown hid the names of his kids in all of the Arthur books except for one. Goody! I always love a challenge, especially when it is accompanied by a pickle. Did I mention I love pickles?
How the Rabbit Stole the Moon