Thursday, July 5, 2012


Severen and I love this indestructible book, which was a thoughtful gift from a friend. It is totally baby-proof, washable, beautiful, and fun. We only have one right now, but I've been browsing the full selection and I think I'll get a couple more for us to enjoy.

What were your favorite books as a kid? Parents: What are your child's favorite reads now? These were some of my favorites when I was little (images linked):


Marguerite said...

Now you've opened a Pandora's box, for sure!! The Nile and the Faversham books are very telling for you! My oldest loved the Richard Scarry series, particularly the ones with simple, everyday objects -- he loved identifying things (just wait til Severen starts saying,"whaz dis?"). Also, The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater. Clown of God, Tomie dePaola around the holidays. Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel by Virginia Lee Burton and I'll stop with Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion..... And lucky us as mothers to be able to spend hours with these books, too!! Delightful!!

Anneke said...

me and my boyfriend were talking about our favourite books a few days ago... he said he remembered when he started to understand written words, and how awesome he felt. i tried to remember this but couldn't, and then realised that this was probably because i started reading at the age of four, so it seems like i've been reading words all of my life. most of my favourite books were in dutch, but we had one book in english about a boy who imagined a whole landscape with blankets and pillows in his parents' bed. i think it was called maxi's bed magicians, and i loved going through it, even though i didn't understand the text yet!

lisa said...

As a young lass, I would repeatedly check out this book called "The Brownie" from my library. While I did end up reading the story once or twice, it was more importantly a small, hardback book with a blue cover that allowed me to recreate the opening number from "Beauty and the Beast" perfectly. I believe I was responsible for every date stamp the humble book achieved.

Anonymous said...

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaolo (old fav)
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (old fav)
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner (new fav)
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (new)

Anything by Oliver Jeffers (pure magic!!!!)

Or what about Danny and the Dinosaur by Sid Hoff... better stop now!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a Giving Tree girl from way back. I also loved the Beatrix Potter books when I was very young. Young teen would have to be Bridge to Terabithia!

steph.kelley said...

Caps for Sale: what a classic! I also loved de Paola's Strega Nona series — especially Dumb Anthony making the town overflow with spaghetti! xoxo

Rebecca Sunde said...

Caps for Sale got a lot of play in my library! Hope you're well :)

redmenace said...

Very very sweet! Maeve loved Flutter! Fly!

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