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April 27, 2021

top ten favorite animals in books
posted by soe 1:09 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is favorite animals (real or imaginary) in literature:

  1. Paddington, from the eponymous series by Michael Bond
  2. Pickwick, Thursday’s pet dodo from Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series
  3. Dog Monday from Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
  4. Charlotte, she of the web by E.B. White (let’s be honest; while Wilbur was fine, she was some spider!)
  5. Mrs. Frisby, who led the rats of NIMH in Robert C. O’Brien’s novel
  6. Lowly Worm from Richard Scarry’s various picture books
  7. Empress of Blandings, Lord Emsworth’s pet sow in the P.G. Wodehouse novels
  8. Glerk, the poetry-composing swamp monster from Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  9. Winn-Dixie in Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie (actually, she has tons of great animal characters; I could give her ten just herself)
  10. Ivan the kitten from The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Plus a shout out to the animal ensembles who abide in the Hundred Acre Woods and the Harry Potter universe. I couldn’t pick one, so I applaud them in toto.

How about you? Who are some of your favorite literary animals? (You can once again tell me in the comments, because we figured out the fix. Apologies to anyone who tried to leave me a comment in the past two weeks.)

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

Winn-Dixie sounds cool.

Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

Comment by Astilbe 04.27.21 @ 8:10 am

I really should read NIMH sometime.

My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-rabbits-from-books/

Comment by Lydia 04.27.21 @ 8:58 am

Charlotte remains the only spider that I will ever like (the whole being fictional thing definitely helps!).
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/top-ten-tuesday-313/

Comment by Jo 04.27.21 @ 9:51 am

I knew you’d have Blue Monday! Great list- interestingvhow kids books have all the great animals.

Also, from last week – rhubarb! What is something to plant on your garden? For $200 Anderson. I have TONS of recipes for rhubarb.

Comment by raidergirl3 04.27.21 @ 7:16 pm

Pock pock! Yay for Pickwick!!

Comment by Rebs 04.27.21 @ 10:38 pm