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Tell Me a Story! Picture Books for Young Storytellers

Posted over 2 years ago by Maria RT

Good Night, Gorilla

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

"Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann is a great book, by its illustrations, to engross children with what happens in the story. The minimal text allows children to use the visual narrative of the pictures to tell their own versions. The comical images, full of details, in this simple tale are just the tools children need to make up multiple story lines from just one story. An effortless book, yet full of storytelling potential.

"Good Night, Gorilla" is but one of the great picture books on the 101 Picture Book Challenge list. Check it out from the Library: Book, eBook, eAudiobook and DVD.

If your children enjoy making up their own stories, they may like the titles below.

Fun Picture Books for Children

Moo! by David LaRochelle

Moo! by David LaRochelle

When Cow gets her hooves on the farmer's car, she takes it for a wild ride through the country.

Hug by Jez Alborough

Hug by Jez Alborough

Bobo the chimp seeks hugs among various jungle animals and their young, but he does not get what he wants until he is reunited with his own parent.

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum

Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum

Two toddlers have a nearly-silent adventure at the beach.

What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?

101 Picture Book Challenge - Toledo Lucas County Public Library

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).

This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.

Featured Image Credit: Image by Dieterich01 from Pixabay.