The Quangle Wangle’s Hat


Edward Lear, author

Helen Oxenbury, illustrator

Essex: Springbourne Press, 1969, 1985

30 pp

Ages: 2 +

Interests: poetry, nonsense, animals



Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Rated: G
Length:  99 min.
Age: 4 and up.           Commonsense Media sez: 6 +

Scary Factor: usual pirate fight scenes, though no blood; pirate attack on tavern a little alarming (though interjected with funny business)

Also: human character dies at beginning of heart attack, after drinking excessively (no drunken muppets though)

Interests: pirates, ships, muppets, adventure

Next: The Muppet Show TV series, or movies: The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol, etc.

The Iron Man

aka: The Iron Giant

by Ted Hughes

London: Faber and Faber, 1968

62 pp, 5 chapters

Ages: 7 and up  (could be read to younger children, though space creature is pretty scary)

Interests: sci fi, robots, space, dragons


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