Thursday, January 7, 2010

Do you remember???

I'm a reader and a book lover...I could go to the children's section of any library and come out with armfuls of stuff and a big smile... Teaching preschool sort of held me at that literary stage a little longer than some moms get to enjoy it...well, except Mrs. Dugger, you know..!!

Today's post is what happens when your memories take over. I was over on Rachel's blog this a.m. and I decided to write her a comment on her post about planning her garden for this coming season...you know, it's what we do when we are buried under 5 or 6 foot of snow around here...dream of days of digging DOWN instead of digging OUT!
So, on the side of Rachel's blog is a little widget thing that says WHAT I'M READING ..and it shows a book by Jane Yolen...which reminded me of quite a while back,a book by Jane Yolen that I had to go buy at the bookstore, not that I didn't buy books, but I was careful with my money and it could only be found in hard cover, but we had checked it out of the Library so many times, that I felt it was worth the price. It was Alex's pick and it was call OWL MOON...
Such a nice story about going out at night in the moonlight to watch for owls with Dad. I'll have to read it again to refresh the words...it's been a while. Guess I should have read it on New Year's Eve for the Blue Moon.
And then that made me think of this book called The Grown Up Day that I used to read to my nephew and niece when I watched them, when they were little....

"Today I'm a grown-up, and I'm a grown-up, too. We're very busy doing what we grown-up people do. " We read it OVER AND OVER AND OVER, but it's been 25 years or more and I can still recite "..We're going for a ride, We're riding in a boat. Baby John fell overboard to see if he could float. He only drowned a little. He didn't even cry. We're having milk and cookies while we wait for him to dry." It's OK. Baby John is that Teddy Bear hanging his arm out of the buggy on the cover... But it is a fun, sing-songy story... and I'll have to find it. Wonder if Kyle and Sarah remember the words, too??


I think I'll go to the shelf and see what else is up there that I can read without looking... The Star bellied Sneetches..of course...Seuss is like that..


Tell me, what about you?? What books do YOU recite with your eyes shut??? What books remind you of those snuggle-up reading years??? Everyone should have some favorites??

8 comments:

Sue said...

Goodnight, Moon...lots of Seuss books...Mother Goose and other rhymes...Winnie the Pooh, to name a few.

Karen Sue said...

Goodnight Moon got left outside one night and had to be replaced.
(You gotta love the quiet old lady who was whispering HUSH!!!)
A women of the Bible storybook of Andrea's went camping and looks really bad, but was saved because it was one of her favorites!

The Mom said...

I love the Sandra Boynton books. Snuggle Puppy is a big hit at our house.

Ripley Library said...

I have to add Mouse Mess and My Back Pack. There are a Zillion more but those two come to mind. Also Berenstain Bear books and Seuss and One Snowy Night and Pooh books and on and on. I LOVE childrens' books and Thackeray does too!

Carrie S. said...

Guess How Much I Love You...Eres Mi Mama? (couldn't resist at least one in Spanish!)...There's a Wocket in my Pocket... I'm sure there are others!

Ripley Library said...

I forgot, one of my all time favorite good stories are A Long Way from chicago and A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. If you haven't tried them you should pick one up in the Junior section at your library.
Very funny.

Be Still and KNOW... said...

Am I a bad mom because I only remember one of the favorites? HMMMM guess I can't cut and paste the book here? It's a Bernstein Bear "The Spooky Old Tree" "Three little bears, One with a stick, one with a light, one with a rope..."

MY personal fav as a wee one was AA Milne ... When we were young... and Now that we are Six.

BTW (Hmmm, that means more than by the way ;-)

Be Still and KNOW... said...

with a sideways smile ;-)