Uno's Garden

9 best books like Uno's Garden (Graeme Base): We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Diary of a Wombat, The Wonky Donkey, Cloudette, A Stone for Sascha, Possum Magic, Mog the Forgetful Cat, Mr. Gumpy's Outing, Cicada

We're Going on a Bear Hunt
AuthorMichael Rosen
A Scathing Review of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, aka "The Children's Guide to Passive Suicide"

Before we go any further, a little context:

There are plenty of children's books about self destructive impulses. In The Cat in the...
Diary of a Wombat
AuthorJackie French
Wombats are cuddly-looking, slow-moving Australian animals. Their favorite activities are eating, sleeping, and digging holes. Here, in the words of one unusually articulate wombat, is the tongue-in-cheek account of a busy week; eating, sleeping, digging holes . . . and training its new neighbors,...
The Wonky Donkey
AuthorCraig Smith
So I jumped on the bandwagon and got this for my boys after seeing the video of the hilarious Scottish granny reading it to her grandson:

Just try saying "he was a stinky dinky lanky honky tonky winky wonky donkey" out loud. If that doesn't make you...
AuthorTom Lichtenheld
Sometimes being small can have its advantages. If you're a little cloud like Cloudette, people call you cute nicknames, and you can always find a good spot to watch the fireworks. But what about when you want to do something big, like help a giant garden grow, or make a brook babble?

This charming...
A Stone for Sascha
AuthorAaron Becker
A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Journey.

This year’s summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk...
AuthorMem Fox
A sparkling story steeped in Australian "magic" about Grandma Poss and little Hush, two possums from the country. Grandma works her magic so Hush is invisible, which allows the little possum to do lots of fun things (like slide down kangaroos' backs) and also stay hidden from snakes (which is why Grandma...
AuthorJudith Kerr
Delightful! Mog is so endearing. I loved how Debbie, the girl in the house, sticks by Mog, even when she has her nightmare about a tiger. (That double page illustration is my favorite picture in the book.) The illustrations are cute. The story is mostly funny, with a bit of sadness, and it has a fun twist...
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
AuthorJohn Burningham
Mr. Gumpy's Outing is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. In England, illustrator John Burningham, with Mr. Gumpy's Outing, became the first artist ever to win England's Kate Greenaway Medal twice.

Mr. Gumpy lives by a river....
AuthorShaun Tan
From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond
Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably...
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