Childrens Books

Discuss your favorite movies, books, and music here or just lounge around and see what other people think is classy.
User avatar
Paramultart
VBB's Partner in Crime
Posts: 3003
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:36

Childrens Books

Post by Paramultart » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:54

It seemed appropriate to make a thread where you post picture books from your childhood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caps_for_Sale
Image
Last edited by Paramultart on Thu Oct 17, 2013 20:53, edited 1 time in total.
"Father Mabeuf was surveying his plants"

User avatar
StupidBunny
format c:
Posts: 2116
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 19:19
Location: The Centre of the Moon
Contact:

Post by StupidBunny » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:25

I vaguely remember that story...I think it's one I read in school some number of times. I recall really liking it, though not much else besides.

This one my dad read to my sister and I a lot way back in the day...

Image
Image

User avatar
Nospike
Keen Minecrafter
Posts: 1308
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 13:56
Location: Carlsbad, Czech Republic

Post by Nospike » Tue Oct 15, 2013 14:09

http://www.cbdb.cz/img.php?type=book&si ... l&id=61561
I can't stress enough how much I loved this little piece of book. Still have it somewhere.
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

Bernie
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 561
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 15:00
Location: Aus

Post by Bernie » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:42

when i was a kid our class read a book called 'the bugalug bum theif', about someone who went around this town and stole everyone's asses. no joke. they found the stash of asses in some warehouse in the end. wtf is wrong with the education system right?

User avatar
Levellass
S-Triazine
Posts: 5261
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:40

Post by Levellass » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:37

I can't find the cover that my book has, but it was a favorite of mine from about age 7 up. (I always especially liked where they fool the dog into barking and running around the house.)

Image


Of course now it's a rather poor TV series.
What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.

User avatar
Cobalt
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 335
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 22:16

Post by Cobalt » Wed Oct 16, 2013 13:04

Image
I'm the cool blue keener.

User avatar
troublesomekeen
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 1145
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:01
Location: Three-Tooth Lake
Contact:

Post by troublesomekeen » Wed Oct 16, 2013 21:37

Hey, hey. Here's a series of childrens' books I grew up with, by C. W. Anderson--and it even sounds Keen-ish!
Image
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_and_Blaze

Image

Back in those days, I had no idea Commander Keen's real name was Billy Blaze.
Last edited by troublesomekeen on Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:22, edited 2 times in total.
Image
Commander Keen in... Canteloupe Quest!

User avatar
Paramultart
VBB's Partner in Crime
Posts: 3003
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:36

Post by Paramultart » Wed Oct 16, 2013 22:12

Levellass wrote:Watership Down
THERE'S NO PICTURES IN IT! *throws book into fire*

The best thing Dr. Seuss ever did, in my opinion, is "There's a Wocket in my Pocket".

On another unrelated note, I have an extensive collection of rare Halloween books dating all the way back to the 50s.
"Father Mabeuf was surveying his plants"

User avatar
tulip
Flower Pot
Posts: 2520
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:50
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:

Post by tulip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 23:22

Image
Image
Image
Image

These were all good and had outstanding artwork. Especially the last.
Image You crack me up little buddy!

User avatar
VikingBoyBilly
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 4155
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:06
Location: The spaghetti island of the faces of dinosaur world for a vacation

Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:10

Levellass I love you :D
Marta 1 has a Watership Down reference slipped into it. Maybe you spotted it in the .pat file.
Image
"I don't trust players. Not one bit." - Levellass

User avatar
Levellass
S-Triazine
Posts: 5261
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:40

Post by Levellass » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:27

The reference wasn't the copious amount of dying?


Image

I must say, this is a good book even if it wasn't one of my childhood.
What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.

Ceilick
The Dude
Posts: 1537
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 20:10
Location: Seattle

Post by Ceilick » Thu Oct 17, 2013 16:01

Image
Image

User avatar
Paramultart
VBB's Partner in Crime
Posts: 3003
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:36

Post by Paramultart » Thu Oct 17, 2013 20:49

Heck yes! Those were great books, Ceilick!

Here's some more favorites of mine... Such as the Tim Burton-esque Angry Arthur:
Image
(The ending of that one is quite bleak... This kid is comparable to Mortimer McMire.)

Image

Image

Image

Image

This one helped fuel my fascination with monsters:
Image
I actually forgot about that book until I found an old picture from '94 of my father reading it to me:
Image

Image

These ones I didn't discover until I was a father myself, but I love them nonetheless:
Image
Image
GNOMES TO THE RESCUE!
Image

Seeing as its Halloween, these are next on my "TO GET" list:
Ghost Moon
The Curious Little Witch
Goblins, Ghouls & Ghosts
Moonlight The Halloween Cat
Ghosts in the House
Wobble The Witch Cat
In The Haunted House
By The Light of The Halloween Moon
Molly's Monsters
Goodnight Goon
The Very Worst Monster
"Father Mabeuf was surveying his plants"

User avatar
Levellass
S-Triazine
Posts: 5261
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:40

Post by Levellass » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:11

Oh so many memories...


Oddly enough we had a creature catalog too, can't remember the name but it was a big, bound artsy book with pictures of things wearing children's skin and so on, more a collection of illustrated myths from around the world. It was probably a valuable book once, but we let it fall apart and go to waste.
What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.

User avatar
Paramultart
VBB's Partner in Crime
Posts: 3003
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:36

Post by Paramultart » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:25

Levellass wrote:Oh so many memories...


Oddly enough we had a creature catalog too, can't remember the name but it was a big, bound artsy book with pictures of things wearing children's skin and so on, more a collection of illustrated myths from around the world. It was probably a valuable book once, but we let it fall apart and go to waste.
I had one that was specifically about Werewolves.
Even as a child, I greatly preferred the bipedal ones with the big snouts.
Despite my love for classic horror cinema, I detest the wolfman to this day.

You should try to find that book again. Things like that could be a good reference for designing new enemies for mods. :)
"Father Mabeuf was surveying his plants"

Post Reply