Jan 10, 2011

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Question – What Is Your Favorite Kid’s Book?

Kids love books.  Pop up books, touch and feel books or just plain ol’ story books, they love them.  And that is a wonderful thing.  Being introduced to books when they are just little helps kids want to learn to read so they can read their favorite tales all on their own.  And these stories…they will remember them always.

I remember when I was little how much I loved my Pat the Bunny book.  I used to think that the flowers smelled wonderful (now, they choke me with their scent lol).  I loved ‘putting the ring on’ and I loved feeling daddy’s scratchy beard.  And even though I was very young when I played with that book, I still remember it vividly.

When I was in junior high school, my father opened up a Children’s book store.  That’s when I was introduced to Robert Munsch.  I loved his stories immediately. And even though I was a little older, I really enjoyed his book Love You Forever.  And now that I have children of my own, I love it even more.  It’s become my auto-gift to friends who are expecting.  I cannot read this book without crying.  I mean snot nose crying.

Since having kids, I’ve discovered other books that are wonderful.  Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs by Sandra Boynton and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney are favorites around here.  But my all time favorite children’s book is still Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.  I’ve included a video of the author telling the story.  It’s not quite the same as if you were to read it yourself, but it tells the story.  And it too, made me cry.

All this leads me to my question this week.

What is your favorite kid’s book?  Either yours when you were young or a kid’s book you like now.

  1. Charlotte’s Web and Alice in Wonderland! Labyrinth, Thingamajig Book of Manners and The Story of Phroomf come next. 🙂

  2. I adore Love You Forever. The first time I read it was during my son’s bedtime since he’d gotten it for Christmas. I was not expecting to cry at all. He just kept looking up at me wondering why I had stopped reading. LOL

  3. Smash Attack – I haven’t read Thingamajig. I’ll have to check it out.

    Sydney – My daughter did the same with me when I cried the first time I read it to her as a toddler. lol

  4. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Where the Wild Things Are

  5. Adventures of Peter Rabbit
    Dorrie the Good Witch
    Marvin K Mooney
    The Lorax
    … and later on A Wrinkle In Time series

  6. Jessica – All wonderful choices. 🙂

    Pamela – Adventures of Peter Rabbit!!!

  7. If you give a mouse a cookie
    Where the wild things are
    Goodnight Moon
    Mercer Mayer Little Critter books
    and of course
    Where the Sidewalk Ends page 11 – Magic

  8. LOL…I’m almost scared to answer this question because I know you dislike the book. *whispers* The Giving Tree *runs and hides*

  9. Wonderful post Julie! Love You Forever is a great book! A few of my favorites are:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Are You My Mother?
    Green Eggs and Ham
    The Giving Tree
    The Berenstain Bear’s have a Messy Room
    The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

    I’m sure I could keep going but I’ll stop there!

  10. Lily – I have not read where the sidewalk ends *hides*. Now that you gave me a specific page number, I must!

    Jen – I just find that book weird, is all. 🙂

    Deanna – I LOVE The Stinky Cheese Man! The Ugly Duckling is one of my faves! Laugh out loud every time!

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