Kimber: “Are we ever gonna have fun with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic! It’s Books with an adjective in the title. Mom, what’s an adjective?”
Mom: “It’s a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase. A describing word.”
Kimber: “As in, Grand, elegant, splendid? Extremely fine and impressive in size or beauty. You know. Like me?”
Insert eye roll here.
In Unison: Anyway, this was harder than it sounds. But Mom and I joined hand to paw and came up with Ten-ish Books With An Adjective in the Title. Several were favorite read-alouds when the young’un’s were younger. Some are fiction. Some are non. All are “Kimber-tested, Mom approved.” (“Kimber the Magnificent” not included.)
How many do you recognize?
The Silver Brumby, Elyne Mitchell
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Judi Barrett
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viiorst
Sarah, Plain and Tall, Patricia MacLachlan
Canine Legends, Marco Magliolo
A Tale of Two Cities, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, Charles Dickens
Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson
These High, Green Hills, Jan Karon
The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis
These Strange Ashes, Elisabeth Elliot
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
What would you add?
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March 22, 2022 at 9:37 am
Hi there Kimber! How lovely to meet a dog with the personality of a cat. I think we can be great friends! Tell your mom we like her list and we think she found quite a few fun ones!
Here’s our TTT: Ten Books to better describe your Wardrobe
March 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm
Will do! Arf! Arf! 🐾
March 22, 2022 at 10:06 am
Kimber is an adorable dog! 🙂
I read The Great Divorce ages ago but can’t remember much about it at all.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-an-adjective-in-the-title/
March 22, 2022 at 12:20 pm
It’s a keeper. Still have our ancient, tattered copy. 😊
March 22, 2022 at 11:56 am
Great choices! Canine Legends sounds like a fun read 🙂
March 22, 2022 at 12:20 pm
It was fascinating. Hope you enjoy!
March 22, 2022 at 3:27 pm
I know so many of these but we love We Are The Wild Things!!! ❤ It's my son's room decor too! Great list.
March 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm
Just couldn’t resist that Maurice Sendak classic. Bet your son’s room looks awesome! Thanks for commenting!
March 23, 2022 at 1:45 pm
Thank you and of course! 🙂
March 22, 2022 at 5:42 pm
I could have used Kimber’s help with my list today. These kinds of prompts always have me overthinking and wondering if I even know which part of speech is which! I did a different topic just to be safe, LOL.
I love Kirby Larson, by the way!
March 22, 2022 at 6:07 pm
We know that “overthinking” feeling, Susan! Good thing Kimber is all over this stuff. 🙂 Isn’t Kirby Larson great?! Thanks for stopping by!
March 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm
Despite all the things written about and praise for C.S. Lewis, the only books I’ve read from him are some of the Narnia books. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll read more of his! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland this week.
March 22, 2022 at 6:06 pm
You’re welcome and thanks for commenting!
March 22, 2022 at 6:53 pm
Great choices! I recognize a lot of them!
March 22, 2022 at 8:12 pm
Cool. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!
March 22, 2022 at 6:55 pm
Awww, your dog is so cute! Love the titles you picked this week, especially Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. So many adjectives!
March 22, 2022 at 8:13 pm
Kimber thanks you! 🐾 And yes, “Alexander” seemed a natural for this category. 😊
March 23, 2022 at 8:14 am
Great list, you and Kimber did a great job. I love that you have some classics in there.
March 23, 2022 at 10:28 am
Thanks Wendy. This one took longer than usual. Turned out to be pretty fun!
March 23, 2022 at 12:22 pm
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is such a great title. Fun, but also tells exactly what to expect.
March 23, 2022 at 12:28 pm