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December 1998 Contest Entries

Favorite Fictional Characters

In our December 1998 Circle Time Contest we asked our readers to tell us their favorite fictional characters from children's books.

This month's contest winner has requested that her name and address not be printed.
Favorite Fictional Character: Pippy Longstocking has always been my favourite character. She gave me the feeling that I too could be brave, clever, generous, independent and different.I loved her adventures, her drooping black stockings, her coin supply and her monkey. No neat little frills and polished ringlets - she could climb trees and get dirty and look after herself and her friends. Good one, Pippy!
Current Favorite Book for Children: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
(This winning contest entry was randomly selected from the entries that we chose for publication, and the winner has been awarded the prize: a $10 gift certificate for purchase of books, music, or videos from Amazon.com. Check out our current contest!)

Name: Allison Goldberg email
Favorite Fictional Character: The Cat in the Hat ranks #1 on my list of favorite fictional characters from a children's book . This mischievious creature, which children can relate to, teaches youngsters right from wrong by making them draw their own conclusions. No "goody-goody," the Cat in the Hat still manages to educate children in a fun way.
Current Favorite Book for Children: "Time for Bed"

Name: Robyn Herr email
Favorite Fictional Character: Amelia Bedelia. I have always loved her attitude and how she gets things done.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Goodnight Moon

Name: Withheld by request
Favorite Fictional Character: As a child, I loved "The Veleteen Rabbit"! He was quite a comfort for me, knowing I could love a stuffed animal so much that maybe it would fray and loose an eye or something and still love me just the same.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Hop on Pop! Dr. Seuss (the first book my son read by himself)

Name: Meredith Miller email
Favorite Fictional Character: Winnie the Pooh. He's an innocent little bear.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Arthur (any book)

Name: Lisa Cavanaugh email
Favorite Fictional Character: I LOVE Tigger from Whinnie the Pooh. He is so cute and funny:)
Current Favorite Book for Children: Any whinnie the pooh books

Name: Rena Parker email
Favorite Fictional Character: I love Curious George. I used to work in a hospital resource center that had materials for famlies who were looking for information concerning their children's medical conditions. Many of the children were undergoing surgery for the first time and they all loved Curious George-especially when he went to the hospital.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Anything from Dr. Seuss

Name: Dawn Bartlett email
Favorite Fictional Character: Curious George. He always made me laugh and feel as if I didn't need to be perfect. He made me realize that there's always a happy ending and a way to the end of the tunnel.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Dr. Seuss

Name: Carolynn Slaughter email
Favorite Fictional Character: Madeleine - I like how she sets a good example for children and is good natured.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Madeleine

Name: Cathy Haas email
Favorite Fictional Character: My favorite fictional character is the Cat in the Hat because my son has enjoyed this character from the age of two and he continues to enjoy these books today. This character is good for all ages.
Current Favorite Book for Children: "The Cat In The Hat Comes Back "

Name: Gina M. Sanders email
Favorite Fictional Character: I still love Little Bear. His quiet dignity and ability to use his imagination in a lonely world were very comforting to a lonely child. I have shared this love of him with both of my children and even though they are not lonely they appreciate Little Bear's imagination and respect for his friends and family.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Besides the Little Bear Series, I also love "The Boxcar Children"

Name: Lydia Reeves email
Favorite Fictional Character: I have to say My favorite character would have to be the hungry Caterpillar. He's not only cute, but very colorful.
Current Favorite Book for Children: The hungry Caterpillar

Name: Kathy Conley email
Favorite Fictional Character: Franklin the turtle- he has very practical advise for children given at their level. For instance, in Franklin Fibs, children learn exactly why it is better not to lie, but the lesson is learned with more than a little touch of humor! This character appeals to both boys and girls and covers a wide variety of age groups.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Franklin Fibs

Name: Tammy Zena Evans email
Favorite Fictional Character: My favorite character from a children's book is Harold, from the Harold and the purple crayon series. I love his imagination. He would draw all sorts of adventures with his crayon and transform his world with his own ideas. He gave me the inspiration to change the world. I still hope to make my mark, even if it isn't with a purple crayon.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Harold and the Purple Crayon

Name: Kim Sandretto email
Favorite Fictional Character: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day! Alexander is my favorite book because it shows the innocence in children when even they can have a bad day. Not just us adults. We tend to forget that, when we are yelling at our children for things that have happened. Children are people too!
Current Favorite Book for Children: If you give a mouse a cookie

Name: Withheld by request
Favorite Fictional Character: My favorite character is Arthur. My children love to hear his stories because they are so much like their own lives. They like his friends and how the work and play together as well as his sister D.W. She acts, I'm sure, like they would like to but are not allowed. They especially like the stories of him in school because they get a kick out of Mr Ratburn.
Current Favorite Book for Children: Arthur visits Washington

Name: Withheld by request
Favorite Fictional Character: Winnie the Pooh - because he quietly and gently teaches everyday life lessons.
Current Favorite Book for Children: any Pooh book

Name: Deidra Cox email
Favorite Fictional Character: Harriet the Spy because she stood up for what she believed in and always tried to write honestly in her journal
Current Favorite Book for Children: The Silver Kiss (young adult)

Name: Withheld by request
Favorite Fictional Character: Winnie the Pooh, Because he teaches my children the values That i would teach, he is a friendlly happy character. And very loveable too!
Current Favorite Book for Children: Winnie The pooh

Name: Cindy email
Favorite Fictional Character: My favorite ficitonal character from a children's book is Charlie from the book "Charlie the Caterpillar" by Dom DeLuise. He sets forth ideals about friendship, caring and seeing the beauty within each other. Although this is not a very well-known story (or, as well-known as many other stories), I use it every year in my preschool classroom. The story helps spark discussions among the preschool students which seem to have a lasting effect...
Current Favorite Book for Children: all of Eric Carle's book about insects

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