Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books0
Favorite Children’s Books of famous Comedians
Ever wondered about the kids’ books that have delighted, entertained and inspired renowned comedians? These are the Favorite Children’s Books of famous Comedians.
Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer – best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld.
by Crockett Johnson
(age 3 and up)
“One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. Crockett Johnson’s understated tribute to the imagination was first published in 1955, and has been inspiring readers of all ages ever since. Harold’s quiet but magical journey reminds us of the marvels the mind can create, and also gives us the wondrous sense that anything is possible.
Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live and the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock. That’s Not My Monster is currently one of the favourite books in the Fey household.
by Fiona Watt
(age 3 and 5)
This is a fresh new edition of a classic title in the bestselling “That’s not my…” series. Series awarded ‘Best Buy’ by the readers of “Prima Baby” magazine. This title combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel on each page.
American comedian, actor, voice-over artist and entertainer, best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement.
by H. A. Rey
(age 4-8 years)
Enjoy storytime with everyone’s favourite monkey, Curious George! This boxed set with handle includes six best-selling curious George paperbacks. The titles included are Curious George and the Puppies, Curious George Makes Pancakes, Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, Curious George at the Aquarium, Curious George Visits a Toy Store, and Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery.
American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer – known for her writing and comic talents on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live
by Amy Bloom
Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey to find her. At once heartbreaking, romantic, and completely unforgettable.
Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is an American comedian, writer, television actor and film actor.
by Herman Melville
(age 14 and up)
An epic sea-story of Captain Ahab’s voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick – a great white whale. It initially received mixed reviews and at Melville’s death in 1891 was remembered, if at all, as a children’s sea adventure – but now is considered one of the Great American Novels and a leading work of American Romanticism. The opening line, “Call me Ishmael,” is one of the most recognizable opening lines in Western literature.
Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent film era.
by Charles Dickens
(age 14 and above)
Oliver Twist’s famous cry of the heart — “Please, sir, I want some more” — has resounded with generations of readers of all ages. The author poured his own youthful experience of Victorian London’s unspeakable squalor into this realistic depiction of a spirited young innocent’s unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves.
Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of all time.
by E.B. White
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that you and your kids will simply adore. This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur – and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of their own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig. But be forewarned, you may need a box of tissues within close reach.