They all wrote children's picture books!
I wrote an earlier blog about children's picture books by Maya Angelou, but did you know that many other poets and authors who wrote for adults also wrote for children? Here are some of my favorites...
Here's one by James Joyce called The Cats of Copenhagen! The story is taken from a letter James Joyce wrote to his grandson. He says there are no cats there, but there's something fishy about that story!
(This might be hard to find these days. I think the cats bought up all the copies and are hiding them!)
Collected Children's Stories by Sylvia Plath includes these three stories: The Bed Book, Mrs Cherry's Kitchen and The It-Doesn't-Matter Suit.
My favorite is The Bed Book! It has a snack bed with a pillow of bread and an elephant bed and a hammock bed, flying beds and more fun beds than you can imagine!
Langston Hughes teaches all about music and instruments in The First Book of Jazz, which originally included a CD!
(This one may be hard to find, but you might find a used copy and you can also click here to read about the CD and download the recordings for free!)
Do you know of any fun picture books by authors who usually write for adults? What are some of your favorites?