Giveaway: Scholastic Storybook Treasures

Image of the DVD box cover for Scholastic's Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics. It features an image of Curious George riding a bicycle.Up for grabs to one lucky Thinga-reader is the 16-DVD collection of Scholastic’s Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (read my review).

To enter, use the comment form to post a comment on this article telling us:

1) The name of your favorite children’s story and why you like it.

2) Include your valid e-mail address in the “Email:” field of the form.

This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada (you need a North American shipping address).

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 1. One winner will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. You’ll have 48 hours to respond or the prize might be awarded to someone else.

Example entry:

I love Goodnight Gorilla because my daughter cackles when the zookeeper’s wife realizes her bedroom is filled with animals.


Trashy Town is our favorite story because my daughter loves watching the garbage truck arrive every week on our street.


70 Responses to “Giveaway: Scholastic Storybook Treasures”

  1. Emily says:

    Zin Zin Zin the violin, because my daughter loves to identify all of the instruments one by one.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 8:54 am

  2. Judy B says:

    My son has recently become totally obsessed with the MOON, so at the moment he loves Goodnight Moon (or any book with pictures of the Moon).

    November 23rd, 2009 at 8:57 am

  3. Amy says:

    Guess How Much I Love You by: sam McBratney. I could expose on why I love it so, the one upmanship, the extending bedtime, the watercolor illustrations, but I love it because it was the first story that I read to my infant (almost 1) son.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:03 am

  4. Lisa says:

    Oliver Finds His Way. Sweet tale of a little bear who goes exploring, gets lost, and eventually finds his way back to his very cuddly parents. I love the illustrations, exploration of nature, and ‘tumble down hugs’!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:14 am

  5. Meadow says:

    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The story is great and the illustrations are even better. We pull it out whenever it snows, and sometimes when it doesn’t.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 am

  6. Miriam says:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, because it’s fun for my daughter to stick her fingers through the holes, it teaches days of the week and counting, and fruits, and the caterpillar gets to eat junk food too…but a nice green leaf tastes just as good.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:23 am

  7. Susan says:

    The Penguin that Hated the Cold. I loved this book as a child because it told the story of a penguin who was different from the rest of his family, and went on an adventure. I plan to read this to my son when he’s born in 9 weeks.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:26 am

  8. Marisa says:

    What Do You Do with a Kangaroo, because my Mom patiently read it to me a million times, and always, always did the funny voices for each animal!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:29 am

  9. Kevin says:

    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs because someday it will happen.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:32 am

  10. Kristin says:

    Busy, Busy Town by Richard Scarry. There is always so much happening on each page which makes reading it over and over (as my daughter insists) less painful. Also she loves Lowly and it is fun to see what he’s up to on each page.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 am

  11. Heather Mullen says:

    Nicole’s Boat
    by Allen Morgan

    This is a bedtime story about a little girl sailing away to the end of the day, down the long winding river that goes to the sea.

    The story is very lyrical and calming. We enjoy reading it together and my 3 year old daughter can almost tell the whole story herself. Fantastic bedtime story and Canadian!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 10:26 am

  12. Jackie says:

    I love the story Rabbit and Friends by Richard Scary because I love the way my mom read the story to me. I will always remember the voices she used and I try to emulate them when I read this story to my daughter.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 10:33 am

  13. Amy McPherson says:

    My son’s favorite book is The Monster at the End of this Book. Of all the classics like Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon, he loves this Sesame Street book featuring Grover the best. Why? I think it’s because I get so excited when I read it to him. It was my favorite, too. He loves the part where we turn the page and tear Grover’s brick wall down, again!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 10:36 am

  14. Alexis Lyons says:

    I love the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I love giving voices to the letters and we have a ball when the book has us say Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM. We have our own way of saying it. The book also helped her learn her ABC’s!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 10:49 am

  15. Amy says:

    Moo Baa La La La was the first story that my son would verbally insert words while I was reading, so I have a soft spot for it.

    Right now his favorite is Goodnight Gorilla. Eyes in the dark are soooooo funny.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 11:16 am

  16. Jen says:

    I love Dandelion by Don Freeman. Partly because it was one of my own favorites as a child, but I also love how it teaches the importance of being yourself. My daughters love it too.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 am

  17. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen. Because its fun to read. It has so many things to learn. because there are so many places for suspense, and so much room for interpretation as to what it means. and because… it doesn’t really make sense every time I try to look at it head on.

    But it attracts my son’s attention and is fun for me to read as often as he wants it read.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 11:49 am

  18. Christina says:

    I love Fifteen Animals! by Sandra Boynton. My son loves all the animals named Bob and the punchline at the end cracks me up every time :)

    November 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 pm

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Definitely “Mrs. Mooley” by Jack Kent. I love the illustrations and it doesn’t hurt that all the doubting Thomases have to eat crow at the end. Go Mrs. Mooley!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 12:37 pm

  20. Sunny says:

    Wow, it’s hard to chose just one! The current favorite at our house is SkippyJon Jones. Both DD (6) and DS (3) appreciate the humor and it’s just fun to read. Moo Baa La La La and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom are lots of fun too!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:15 pm

  21. kelli says:

    Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. My daughter is now old enough to make the animal sounds (even the quirky ones like a spitting camel) as she opens the flaps.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:25 pm

  22. skeeter says:

    I like A Sausage went for a Walk… it’s fun to play out with felt pieces, make with play dough and we love to watch our food at the next meal!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:45 pm

  23. reba says:

    our current favorite is the mercy watson series because my 6 year old loves to read them aloud to his baby sister…. and that pig is really funny

    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  24. carrie says:

    I think our favorite book to read is Sandra Boynton’s Hippos Go Berserk. My daughter alternates between wanting to have the whole thing read to her or filling in the blanks as we pause during reading. And she always has to say at the end “…misses the other forty four.”

    November 23rd, 2009 at 1:57 pm

  25. Valerie says:

    I’d have to go with Go, Dog, Go, since everyone loves a good dog party. In a tree!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 2:44 pm

  26. Angel says:

    We love The Bear Snores On. It is such a fun book to read. It rhymes throughout and has a great array of animals and sound effects to play with. I think I like it more than my son.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  27. Wendy says:

    Our current favorite is Skippyjon Jones. My daughter loves his crazy antics and wild imagination – a kindred spirit to her own!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 6:42 pm

  28. P.A. says:

    Our favorite story now is If You Give a Pig a Pancake…isn’t there something comforting about the circle of these stories!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 7:19 pm

  29. Kelly K says:

    The best story is Harold and the Purple Crayon. I love it as much as my two boys do.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

  30. Nikki says:

    I love love love the book Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini. It is just a great incorporation of lots of different stories. And Gritch the Witch is pretty funny.

    Also, Knuffle Bunny and anything by Mo Willems is amazing.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 8:02 pm

  31. Amy says:

    It is so hard to choose one, when we probably read 20 new ones ( from the library) a week! But I’d say my daughter’s favorite is “Pinkalicious”, a story about a girl who loves pink so much that she turns pink, and its sequel, “Purplicious”, which has a great theme about not giving in to the cool thing, but be yourself!

    November 23rd, 2009 at 8:41 pm

  32. Maggie says:

    My favourite book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch because my mom used to sing the verse to me when I was little. Even though we have a rocky (at best) relationship now, it’s a reminder that deep down, we are still connected. As long as I’m living, her baby I’ll be.

    November 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

  33. Bezen says:

    Goodnight Gorilla. It was my daughter’s first and favorite book

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:32 am

  34. Jeff says:

    This is a tough one. Both of my girls love to read. My oldest has been reading since she was 2 or 3 (almost 9 now) and her little sister is taking after her. My youngest daughter’s favorite is probably Goodnight Moon. I think she reads every night before bed.

    November 24th, 2009 at 2:23 am

  35. Sara says:

    Jamberry! My son loves the rhythmic meter, and I find it fun to read.

    November 24th, 2009 at 5:05 am

  36. Dayna says:

    Owen is a great story for any kid who ever had a lovey. His neighbor’s disdain for Owen’s blanket causes Owen and his parents to come up with a compromise they all can live with.

    November 24th, 2009 at 5:19 am

  37. Jody says:

    I like ‘Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel’ because my son’s understanding and reaction to the story has changed over the past few years (he is 4 now). He is now interested in the people and problem solving – at first, it was all about the steam shovel. London Philharmonic Orchestra has a great version as well.

    November 24th, 2009 at 6:24 am

  38. Stephanie says:

    Sadie’s favorite lately has been Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery (and as an archaeologist, that makes me very happy). But her all time favorite is There’s A Wocket in My Pocket by Dr.Seuss. There’s always time for Wocket.

    November 24th, 2009 at 6:45 am

  39. Amy says:

    Click, Clack, Moo: This book just makes my daughters crack up. They think Duck is just the greatest in this whole series.

    November 24th, 2009 at 6:48 am

  40. Michael says:

    From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, we love that everyone can chime in “I can do it.”

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:05 am

  41. Tim says:

    One of my favorites, but not one my children have particularly latched on to, is Just Plain Fancy by Patricia Polacco. Great introduction to Amish customs, a necessity if you live in Lancaster County like we do. It’s a story about rules, the fears we have when we break them and ultimately, acceptance of the fact that some things in life are not in our control.

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:09 am

  42. Lucy says:

    My son current favorite book is Ten Apples Up On Top. He has been learning his numbers and love to count the apples on their head. A real tour de force ending too.

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:34 am

  43. Karen says:

    One of my all-time favorites is Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. I enjoy the feeling of love and cozy home evoked by the main characters. And that the story promotes poaching (! not very pc these days….) and creative thinking. What a great story! My daughter currently loves Goodnight Gorilla.

    November 24th, 2009 at 9:46 am

  44. Kristin says:

    I like Green Eggs and Ham. We like to look at all the pictures in the Dr. Seuss books and all of the silly words make it a lot of fun for my kids.

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  45. Audra says:

    Doggies by Sandra Boynton was a favorite of both my three and one year old when they were babies, and our dog would always come to see what was going on when he heard me barking.

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

  46. JenO says:

    I currently love Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis because I can read it every night to my daughter and it doesn’t drive me crazy. The illustrations are fantastic and the story has such a great rhythm.

    November 24th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

  47. Emily says:

    As a little girl, my two favorites were “Are You My Mother?” and “The Monster At The End of This Book.” I still remember my Mom and Dad reading about Grover, and my Dad pretending like he was having difficulty turning the pages after Grover put up a brick wall, or hammered wood in front of it. Great memories! My girls enjoyed the book when they were younger, but now it just sits on their shelf. I might have to reintroduce it to them sometime. :-)

    November 24th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

  48. anjii says:

    Our current favorites are the Pigeon series and the new Pig and Elephant series, all by Mo Willems… I love playing with the voices and expressions, and Wyatt loves the interactive aspect. We crack up EVERY time we read one :)

    November 24th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  49. Heather says:

    I like Busy Monkeys, because of the way it makes my 14 month old crack up, even when he is reading it by himself.

    November 24th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  50. Jenn says:

    My favorite is The Giving Tree. It is just such a touching story, I tear up every time I read it to my girls.

    November 24th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

  51. Anne says:

    Our favorite is Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton. Tracing the friendly plow around town is a big hit!

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

  52. kate says:

    currently i’m into The Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton. i just find it exceedingly funny…

    November 24th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

  53. Kendra aka The Meanest Momma says:

    I love children’s stories… I’ll go with the first one that sprang to mind – Harold & The Purple Crayon.

    I love the imagination and Harold’s unperplexed attitude about everything.

    Tho I do remember as a kid being afraid for Harold that he wouldn’t find his way home…

    November 24th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

  54. Nancy says:

    My kids love Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie books and I love them too. The artwork is simple but effective, there’s a moral to the stories but it doesn’t hit you over the head, and my emerging reader can read the books himself, though he likes for me to read Piggie while he reads Gerald, or vice versa.

    November 24th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

  55. Teacher Jennifer says:

    Pancakes Pancakes by Eric Carle. The donkey and the water wheel send my son into a “hee-haw” and “round and round” laugh-fest.

    November 25th, 2009 at 10:14 am

  56. Edina says:

    Right now we are enjoying ‘Duck at the Door’ by Jackie Urbanovic. My daughter laughs at the ending every time, and I enjoy the illustrations of the duck learning how to drink from a glass, use the remote, etc.

    November 25th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

  57. Ophelia de Serres says:

    The Monster at the End of This Book is the favorite in my house. From the scariest of moments to the silliest, Grover weaves a story that leaves little ones in suspense of turning the next page and feeling dangerous that they did! What’s not to love about furry little ol’ Grover and his wacky tales about the “monster” at the end of the book?! Nothing but fun and laughter all around. This book is a treasure.

    November 25th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

  58. Mark says:

    I love Curious George because I’m just like him – or is it that he’s just like me? Constantly curious, and often getting into trouble as a result. Curiously enough, our daughter is just like CG as well!

    November 25th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

  59. silver says:

    “Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type” is one of my favorites because it cracks me up.

    November 26th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

  60. Pete says:

    My son’s current (and longtime) favorite is In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak. He’s made me read it multiple times a day since he was 8 months old and he still loves it! I’m just glad it’s as awesome and bizarre as it is, or I would hate it by now.

    November 27th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  61. LonghornBlonde says:

    So many come to mind … my little guy is just 8mos old so he enjoys whatever I read to him right now (and is teething so he spends as much time tasting the books as he does looking at them!). But I have many favorites from when I was young, both as an early reader and as a big sister reading to my brother (who’s 9 years younger). One of the first to come to mind, which hasn’t been mentioned yet, is “Pierre” by Maurice Sendak. The refrain “I don’t care, said Pierre” was often repeated in our home and became a sort of catch phrase (especially with two teens in the house, plus a kindergartner!). And because I can’t resist listing another one that hasn’t yet been mentioned, I also really love “Caps for Sale” — about the peddler and the monkeys (the author is Hungarian? so I although I recall the name is something unfamiliar to American ears, I don’t remember it exactly — something like Ephyr Slobodink?). Love the onomatopoeia of the repeating “tzs tzs tzs”, the illustrations, and how the monkeys were tricked.

    Several that were already mentioned are also favorites: The Monster at the End of this Book, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, Richard Scarry books, Danny Champion of this World…. I also plan to look up the titles mentioned that are new to me. What a great resource!

    November 28th, 2009 at 4:54 am

  62. lace says:

    The current favorite books in our house:

    Any of the Bear stories by Karma Wilson (Bear Snores On, Bear Feels Sick) – They are just fun stories about friendship that the girls really enjoy.

    The Real Mother Goose Classic Lullaby Rhymes because it has the girls favorite rhyme The Man in the Moon.

    Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – they liked the song first and the book just adds even greater appeal.

    And many others.

    November 28th, 2009 at 10:38 am

  63. Felice says:

    Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day…is one of my all time favs…love so many more but this one always makes me smile

    November 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

  64. Anjuli says:

    Hug by Jez Alborough. I cry everytime I read it, and my little boy loves to give hugs. He will give hugs when he “reads” it himself, too.

    November 29th, 2009 at 7:41 am

  65. Tyler says:

    My favorite children’s story is Piggies by Audrey Wood because my 15 month old son gets out his hands and plays along with the different “piggies”

    November 29th, 2009 at 7:42 am

  66. Teresa says:

    Our favorite is “Good night Moon” .. I love it b/c it is nostalgic, and my daughter loves it b/c it has so many thing she can identify in the room.

    November 29th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

  67. Kathleen says:

    When I was a child, my favorite book was Blue Bug’s Vegetable Garden, by Virginia Poulet. It’s such a simple story line that follows Blue Bug on his adventures that it is my three-year old’s favorite book now too. Although, when I was a kid, I never could understand why Blue Bug was crying if the onion was his favorite food!!

    November 29th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

  68. Danielle says:

    My favorite children’s story is Guess How Much I Love You. It’s sweet and after reading it over and over for the past few years my son will randomly declare things that he loves me more than. I love “competing” with him and the snuggles and giggles that come with reading the book. Plus I can’t wait to start reading it to our daughter.

    November 30th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  69. Meaghan says:

    One Lucky Duck by Alison Maloney and Martha Lightfoot. For some inexplicable reason, this book has soothed both of my children during fussy times and kept them quiet during long car rides when nothing else will. I have had it memorized for over two years.

    December 1st, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  70. Stephen says:

    My favorite book to read to my kids is the Tickly Octopus. I love it because whenever the word “tickly” is in the book, I tickle them, so they start giggling just anticipating when the octopus would tickle. Also, there is an evil eel in the book, and I do an awesome evil eel voice, if I do say so myself.

    December 5th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

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