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When I was small my mother bought a large set of Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann and Andy books for me. I enjoyed them a lot and still have most of them, as my mother refused to get rid of them. I recently reread Raggedy Ann and the Wonderful Witch, an incredibly cute story about a witch who tries to be wicked and finally, having failed miserably over and over again, gives up!
Right now I'm reading The Jungle Book for the first time and really enjoying it so far.
Recently I realised that I have a problem with children's books. When I was around 15 I began collecting together all the books myself and my siblings had as children thinking that they could be passed on down the generations. Now we have a new generation and I don't part with these books! So I am doubling up all the time.
My nephews always had me read The Monster at the End of This Book to them.
> My daughter loved Free to be You and Me, especially the dialogue between the girl baby and the boy baby. Her father used to read it to her in baby voices. What a hoot!
>9 mlnelson01: The dialogue between the babies was our favorite too. I'd love to buy one for my sister just to see her face.
>10 scaifea: Don't turn the page! Ha!
>3 mlnelson01:, 4, 5 I had the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls but I don't think I knew there were books when I was a child. I would have loved to read them then. I think I remember the dolls having a heart on them.
As far as I'm concerned, if the book brings joy, it doesn't matter if it's like, 12 pages long and every other sentence is "But Not The Hippopotamus;" it deserves a place of honor on the Bookshelf. :)
(All of Sandra Boynton's books are great and I don't care if they are board books, I want them. I want them ALL!)
One book I haven't heard mentioned here but it is wonderful is Love you forever. Don't be put off by the cover - it has nothing to do with potty training! And if you are a sandwich-generation parent like me (one who started late, so had young children and aging parents to care for at the very same time) it will be especially meaningful.
I cry every time...
Mm Hmmm. Me too. Can't get through it without bawling. And I'm not the crying type!
I am slowly adding all books now packed in boxes that I am keeping and there are lots of children's books: mine, my brother's and ones I've bought for grandchildren that stay here. I enjoy reading them also.
My favorite book as a child. I'd read it about 25 times by the time I was in first grade and still reread it once a year, at least.
I was recently reading Winnie the pooh over lunch at work, and one of my coworkers laughed at me when he saw. But what's not to love about it? some books from childhood only get better as you get older, and pooh is one of them :)
I also gave my boyfriend a copy of Mr. Popper's Penguins for Christmas this year :) now there's a great book :)
I think I appreciate Winnie the Pooh more as an adult even more than I did as a child, and I have ALWAYS loved Winnie the Pooh :)
My 3rd grade grandson just read Mr. Popper's Penguins as a class read. I found it in his bookbag and sat down and read the entire book before he went home. Great book!
I love children's books, can't help it as I had 2 sons and now 5 grandsons.
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