My children were also great fans of the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer. One of them was Just Me & My Dad. Little Critter goes on a camping trip with his dad. Little Critter tries to help, but he keeps making mistakes. Somehow, father and son manage to put up a tent and catch enough fish to eat for dinner. This is a great book for illustrating the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons and was one of my son’s favorite books.
Another Dr. Seuss favorite, The Cat in the Hat, was read many times over at our house. The famous Cat in the Hat causes troubles for Dick and Sally, as they are stuck inside on a rainy day. Dr. Seuss makes the story memorable with his outrageous characters and rhyming text. This is another one of those books that was read over and over again!
In One Kitten for Kim, written by Adelaide Holl and illustrated by Don Madden, Kim’s cat has seven kittens. He is allowed to keep one kitten but must give the rest of them away. He loads them into a wagon and goes around the neighborhood giving the kittens to friends and neighbors. Only trouble is, instead of just giving the kittens away, he trades them for other animals. He ends up with two goldfish, a parrot, a puppy, a rooster, and a lizard! My daughter loved this book as she always wanted to keep every small animal she ever saw!