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Your Favorite Children’s Book?

Children’s books have a lasting and life changing effect on us. They shape our view of the world and our place in it. I don’t want anyone to cry during Happy Hour, but you might be surprised how passionate people are about their reading history.

What Was Your Favorite Children’s Book Growing Up?

David’s favorite was Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak because the young boy was mischievous and so was he! Wait, he still is.

I can’t pick! I can’t pick! There are so many that were influential. But I am going to say, When We Were Very Young but A.A. Milne. It is a poetry book for kids that is full of the weirdest English word pictures and topics. I’m not sure why this was so comforting to me because it was strange. In one of the poems, a kid goes missing and they never hear from him again. Maybe I grew up in a world that seemed pretty secure, so I could afford to love unsafe story books?

What about you? Madeline? Old Yeller? Curious George? The Grinch?

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  1. I don't Read Much says:

    If I had to select a book, it would probably be “The Wind in the Willows”. Your husband will remember that one. Our mother made all of us read it or listen to it being read at one time or another.

    But my favorite “Story” is a classic Mark Twain story…”The Ransom of Red Chief”. To this day I still get a chuckle out of it. I just recommended it to a friend of mine whose 9 year old daughter fits the main character to a “tee”.

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