31 Authors Children Love: Arnold Lobel

Here’s another one that several generations of my family have loved:

Giant John is well meaning, but he causes more than a few problems for his less height endowed friends.

This is one of the few books that made my list that we don’t actually own. My mom may still have her old copy, but we just check this one out from the library when we need to laugh over John’s antics again.

Arnold Lobel is probably known more for his Frog and Toad series (we do own a few of these):

and as an illustrator for other children’s authors (we’ll see him again before this series is over!).

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Do you have a favorite from Arnold Lobel?

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  1. Sadly, I do not think my Giant John survived its multi-generational fan club.

    • Somehow I thought that might have happened. I couldn’t remember seeing it at your house. We’ve gotten it from the library several times. If I ever see a copy for sale I’m going to snatch it up! (And Gift Bear for the King too)