Wednesday, March 9, 2011

It takes two

Here are three great children's books about cranky couples:

Isadora, Rachel, Jacob Grimm, and Wilhelm Grimm. The Fisherman and His Wife. New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.
The fisherman's greedy wife is never satisfied with the wishes granted her by an enchanted fish.

Marshall, James, and James Marshall. George and Martha Back in Town. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.
Though their friendship is often tested, George and Martha survive with a sense of humor.

Dahl, Roald, and Quentin Blake. The Twits. New York: Knopf, 1980.
The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.