Day #11 – Cute Critters

Who were your favorite personified picture book characters?

Personification is a popular character development method used in children’s picture books. It’s fun to imagine animals that can talk, walk around in people clothes, and who sometimes act up or get themselves into a bit of a fix. One of the benefits of reading books about animal characters is that we can discuss their behavior and attitudes, the mischief they get into, and how they solve their problems with just enough “distance” so that it doesn’t feel like it’s pointed directly at any behavior or situation that might be cropping up in real life. These cute critters can give our little people examples of friendship, leadership, sharing, obeying, curiosity, and much more. Definitely worth including in our read-aloud repertoire!

Just a few that you’ll love introducing your kids to…

frogtoad

corduroy

clifford

frances

George

harry

ferdinand

Babar

olivia

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