Monday, January 24, 2011

Best Picture Books According to 5-year-old Tabitha

Five-year-old Tabitha asks for these picture books again and again. As a matter of fact, she found it hard to complete her blog post, because she wanted to just keep reading the books!

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

Tabitha: This book is funny because the king never gets out of the bathtub until the very end! He eats in the bathtub, he goes fishing in the bathtub . . . he does everything in the bathtub!

Mom: This book is beautifully illustrated, and a favorite among all four of my kids.

D.W. Thinks Big

Tabitha: I like the book because D.W. is a hero!

Mom: This book describes D.W.'s feelings of lostness in the hectic flurry of her aunt's wedding. In the end, she saves the day!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Tabitha: This is the silliest book!

Mom: Yup.


Tabitha: I like her outfits. And her humongous sand castle building that goes all the way up to the sky!

Mom: Olivia rocks! This is one of MY favorite books.

The Cat Barked

Tabitha: I like this book because the cat wants to be a dog and then the dog wants to be a cat!

Mom: A great book about the futility of comparing yourself to others and trying to be something you're not.


  1. I have some granddaughters that must have read about King Bidgood in the Bathtub. They think it is great to stay in the bathtub all day as well. Sometimes I kind of like to do that also. Ambuya

  2. Thanks, Ambuya! Do you ever go fishing in the bathtub like King Bidgood? Tabitha

  3. Ambuya, have you ever eaten lunch in the bathtub? Tabitha

  4. I must say, I don't remember ever eating lunch in the bathtub. It seems like I might have helped granddaughters go fishing in the bathtub. Ambuya


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