As a child, I remember sitting with one of Richard Scary's big books and just looking and looking at the pictures for like hours. I still enjoy looking at the books, even when Rhiannon's not around! My favorite was What Do People Do all Day. I don't remember what happened to my copy, but when I bought Rhiannon her own, I noticed that there were pages "missing". Upon further research, I found out that the older one had like 20 more pages than the new abridged version. Feeling a little jipped, I went to look on ebay to see if I could find the unabridged version. It's like $150 for some of them! Boy, do I wish I had my original copy! Every once in a while I look at the older versions and go back and forth in my head if I should buy it, but I just can't bring myself to spend that much money. Maybe when I win the lottery (guess I need to start playing, hugh?).
Anyways, this got me to thinking, and that usually brings about a blog post! Here are some of my favorite books when I was a child:
|The Fire Cat|
By Esther Averill
|The Marble Cake Cat|
By Marjorie Allen
|The Wednesday Witch|
By Ruth Chew
|Page from the original What Do People Do All Day book|
by Richard Scarry
|Grimm's Fairy Tales|
My favorite was The Tinderbox
I'm sure there are many, many more that I will recall after I post this. And you would think that The Little House books would be on my childhood book list, but I only just first read them in 2005. Rhiannon isn't patient enough for more than short stories with lots of pictures right now, but I can't wait to read her Laura Ingalls Wilder's books and then take her up to Mansfield to actually see some of her items. We went up to the museum & her Missouri home a few years before Rhiannon was born and I though it was the neatest thing to actually see Pa's fiddle.
One of Paul's favorite childhood books:
|Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel|
By Virginia Lee Burton
It's great to be able to read to Rhiannon the same books our parents and grandparents shared with us.
What were some of your favorite childhood books? I'd love it if you'd share with us!