- basal readers 🙂
- cheesy Disney movie knock-offs
- My Little Pony easy readers
- basic ABC/123 books with simple, trite images
truth/Story (this is hard–I tend to not think it’s Story if there isn’t Truth…)
- OK, maybe something like Pullman’s Dark Materials? I haven’t read them, but from what I’ve heard, they sound like good candidates.
- Or maybe the Octavian Nothing books?
Truth/story (“preachy” and didactic)
- Hermie 🙂
- Books whose main purpose is to “teach” a moral/SS literature
- How about Christian romance novels….?? Grace Livingston Hill and the modern counterparts (I *shudder* to mention Amish romances–can be fun to read, but usually quite trite–albeit “full” of “Truth”)
Truth/Story: (picture books are hard for me to place…)
- Narnia (Christian book: allegory)
- Lord of the Flies (we see creation/fall/redemption; fall is clearly portrayed as aberrant and “evil” and there is clearly creation of a “new world” and redemption of a fallen one); good example of a nonChristian book
- well-done ABC/123 books (like Anno’s Counting Book–narrative and wonderful images woven in)
- Waiting for Winter (my latest favorite picture book)–but I’m not really sure this counts….
- OOOHHHH…. The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney–sort of self-sacrifice in that fable and his images are outstanding. What do you think?