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Five For Friday #35—Kids’ Books by Cartoonists
posted June 24, 2005

Recommend Five Kids Books by Cartoonists

1. Abel's Island
2. The Man in the Ceiling
3. Eugenio
4. Night Becomes Day
5. Tinka

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Rob Schamberger

I Swapped My Dad For a Goldfish
Wrescal Lane
Little Endless
Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos


Chris Mautner

I don't know if I can limit myself to just five:

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Could be Worse by James Stevenson
Dad Runs Away With the Circus by Etgar Keret and Rutu Modan
Bark George by Jules Feiffer
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff


Chris Allen

1. The Day I Traded My Dad For Two Goldfish and Rob Schamberger Stiffed Me on One of Them, by Gaiman and McKean
2. The Golden Treasury of Books Intended for Children Primarily Available Through Comic Shops Where Children Will Never See Them, by Various.
3. The Day Mick Foley Was Considered A Cartoonist by Rob Schamberger
4. Now We Are Six, Because We Can't Follow the Five For Friday Format, by Chris Mautner
5. That Superhero Christmas Book My Superhero-Loving Son Hated, by Stan Lee

Most importantly, though, no matter how perennially popular it is, don’t buy Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, the theme of which is that there are just some little pricks who will take and take and take everything you have to offer, and never be satisfied until there's nothing left of you but a stump they can plant their elderly ass on. Thanks, Shel!


Chris Allen