Wednesday, October 7, 2009
It is amazing to me that after fifty years, I still remember these wonderful books from my childhood. I attribute my love for books and reading to my sweet momma who read to me continually as a small girl. These are the books she read over and over to me. I loved how Gretel was so self-reliant and left bread crumbs or pebbles so she and Hansel could find their way home. How I longed to be like Thumbelina and marry the fairy prince. I wanted to have some white fairy wings like her so that I could flit from beautiful flower to flower. My Teddy Bear was my very favorite book. My mom said I could say it by heart. I don't remember having a teddy bear, but I had a little monkey called Zippy. Oh how I loved him. He and I were constant companions. I remember The Twins because these two girls were so mischievous they loved to play tricks on their friends who could not really tell them apart. Of course, who doesn't remember Frosty? Frosty the Snowman is still one of my favorite Christmas songs. Bartholomew was a busy little beaver who liked to play more than work! (I can identify with him!!) Raggedy Ann and Andy had so many terrific adventures. The last two books are poems, and I can still repeat these today. As a former schoolteacher, a day never went by that I didn't read a story to my school children. I cherished our story time each day as much as they did. From time to time, I am going to feature a children's book or two that I read to my students. You may have children, grandchildren, school students, or other young persons in your life that you read to. I can't think of any better gift for Halloween or Christmas than the gift of a book to a special child in your life. That child might even be you!!
Is there a special book or books from your childhood that you still remember?
Have a happy day, dear friends, and may you have a good book or favorite magazine nearby for some autumn reading!! Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today!!
Posted by Vicki at 9:49 PM