The story is inspired by Blake's poem and features a small boy imagining and unimagining the beast. The illustrations were pretty, and I love tigers. But, I feel like this story and its images could unreasonably frighten children at its target age group.
book 82: Swimmy by Leo Lionni
book 83: Sparkling Beauty: Storybook and Mirror with Twinkling Lights by Olivia London
More Disney Princess gagging banality and lack of message except that a girl's value is in her looks.
book 84: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
A classic by the author of Make Way for Ducklings, the artwork and story are cute. I had trouble not thinking that the human mother was neglectful and that the black bear mother would most likely have killed that kid.
book 85: Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti
A re-read. Based on the opera (which I have not seen or heard), concerning the wise men traveling to Jesus' birth. Nice Christmas story, if not perfect.
book 86: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
I know this book is a modern classic children's story, and I can empathizes with the strong emotions elicited by the idea of being loved unconditionally forever. But I found the idea of someone (even a parent) sneaking into my room and holding me at any age without my permission pretty darned creepy.
book 87: Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter
Sweet, feel-good, you-can-do-it and you-have-purpose story. Sadly, now dated considering trains usually don't use cabooses anymore.
book 88: Cool Time Song by Carole Lexa Schaefer
book 89: Mother Earth and Her Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Based on a German fairy tale anthropomorphizing the change of the seasons, retold and reillustrated using a quilt the author made based on the story. Very sweet and pretty book. The author's reason for creating the quilt is touching, too.
book 90: Never-Ending Greeness by Neil Waldman
A re-read that I believe originally came from a banned book list, I suppose because it touches on the Nazi treatment of the Jews and the creation of the Israeli state. It's a very hopeful and tear-jerky story, I think, about surviving and growing beyond tragedies.