Sunday, March 6, 2011

Under a rock, under a stone, where will a bunny find a home?

One of my most treasured memories is of my dad reading to me. When I was a child he spent hours with me before bed. He read to me, we practiced counting and he sang "the blue song." I always knew that when I had kids I wanted to share this time with them.

Thanks to our wonderful friends and family we have a huge library of children's books. Already we have favorites like Time for Bed, Goodnight Moon and My Mommy Hung the Moon. We read our girls a book every night before bed. This is a practice I hope to continue for years to come. I like to believe that all that time reading with my parents is what encouraged me to love reading as I do.

This morning my mom was reciting words from one of my favorite childhood books to the girls. So when I got home I dug out the books I had been saving for years and read Home for a Bunny to Ana and Grace--my favorite book from my childhood. Apparently I loved bunnies, because my second favorite book was Little Bunny Follows His Nose-- a scratch and sniff book that definitely has no "sniff" left in it! You can see how well loved my books are. I hope my childrens' books will be as well loved as mine are.

What are YOUR favorite children's books from when you were a child? If you have kids now, what books do you love to read to them?


  1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I can't believe that they made a movie from it (and it was pretty good), but I loved that book.

  2. Oh and Calvin and Hobbes. Don't know if that counts.

  3. Go, Dog, Go. and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

    all day err day

  4. Ohhh there are so many, and I'm sure I'm going to forget even more! Blueberries for Sal, The Very Hungry Caterpiller, I'll Love You Forever, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, any of the Berenstein Bears books, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    I want to read all of these again now! :)

  5. we're big on story time too! My girls love the "little hands love" book, mostly because it's sensory stimulation. They're also big on "10 Chirpy Chicks" and this "100 First Words" book, that has a lot of pictures of things they recognize. "Good Night Moon" isn't quite doing it for them yet, though I'm sure down the road they'll enjoy it. My favorite growing up was "Mr Bear Squash You All Flat". ... now it's like some kind of collectors item. ... wish I still had my original copy.