A Mock WHAT?

In our office we have a mix of sports fans. Some are extreme, some are so-so, and others are totally oblivious. Those who love sports talk enthusiastically about wins, losses, points, conversions, punt returns, etc. Those of us who fall into the so-so and oblivious groups nod politely, try our best to look engaged, and then suddenly remember a meeting we must prepare for.

So when Karen—an extreme football fan—proposed that Kim and I do a “mock draft” on the blog, I was beyond confused. What in the heck was she talking about? I knew players got drafted, but what does that have to do with The Mailbox Blog? (I tried to look engaged.) Then she explained that the mock draft would be for a Dream Team of Children’s Picture Books. My ears perked right up! 

Next step? We took an informal poll of The Mailbox editors to discover their favorite picture books. We also agreed that our dream team would include six books. We tossed a coin (very official) for first pick, and I won! Wowzo, this was difficult. I picked and then Kim picked. The first two books on our Dream Team of Children’s Picture Books are Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and A Visitor for Bear

Okay, on Kim’s Monday blog she will announce two more book drafts. Here’s where we need your help! 

If you were making a draft pick, what book

from the list below would you pick


Sooooooo eager to hear from you!


List of Our Favorite Children’s Picture Books

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs•Guess How Much I Love You•Polar Express•Knuffle Bunny• Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!•Officer Buckle and Gloria• Bear Snores On• Blueberries for Sal•The Very Hungry Caterpillar•To Market, To Market•Bark, George!•Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse•Lilly’s Big Day•The Paper Bag Princess•King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub•The Dot•The Day the Crayons Quit• Rattletrap Car•The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear•Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss


19 thoughts on “A Mock WHAT?

  1. I just love the mouse in his disguise in The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. That definitely gets my vote!

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