Tuesday, November 6

Over Sixty and Still Loved




Two of my favorites from days gone by. More than 60 years have passed since I read these on a daily basis, and they are well-used, but none the worse for the wear all these many years later. I posted on my old blog, Just Ask Judy, about some books that I loved as a child. My Book House, a set of twelve volumes was read and re-read for many years, but these two were some of the first I had.
Others have asked, but what were your favorites as a young child?

18 comments:

KinnicChick said...

Great topic. There was a book I had as a little girl that I tried to find for my daughter when she was little. Just like "Goodnight Moon" and other favorites, there were certain things that I simply wanted in her grasp should she find them as special as I did.

You've started something with this topic. I think I'll do a little post about the book tonight, Kenju. Thanks! :)

KinnicChick said...

Oh, FYI, I'll be blogging that over at my other home on the web...

Kristi said...

What a treasure those books are. I loved Goodnight Moon, and now, so does my daughter-it was the theme for her 1st birthday party, and my husband reads it to her each night before bed. I also loved Corduroy and Green Eggs and Ham.

Nancy said...

Judy, What a great subject you have brought up.

My Dad had my brothers and me reading Robert Louis Stevenson's
" A Child's Garden of Verses" at a very early age.

You can still find all of these wonderful poems on the computer.
Just go to Robert L. Stevenson's
Child's Garden of Verses and they are all there in order.

If your readers or their children have never read these poems, they are in for a treat!

Shephard said...

Oh wow, I haven't seen those covers in ages and ages! I think our kindegarten had them! What a surprise to see them.

Hi from Michele!
~S :)

rosemary said...

I still have Little Boy Blue and also a Mother Goose book. What treasures.

Betty said...

I watched the Carol Burnett documentary. It was wonderful. I miss that show, too. My daughter shares a birthday with Carol Burnett, and one year she sent Carol a card and told her they had the same birthday. Carol wrote back, a very nice letter. Such a nice lady.

Beverly said...

I enjoyed the Bobbsey Twins. I remember owning "The Poky Little Puppy", probably the first Golden book I owned. I wish I still had it.

I have a Bible story book that my mother got for me when I was in sixth grade. I still have it.

colleen said...

Classic! They never go out of style and only increase in value.

ET said...

That is the way I feel about MAD comic books. I thrived on them in my preteens, now, over 50 years later the feeling for the identical comics still linger.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I "grew up" in the era of the Dr. Seuss books being popular. Of course, there were others I liked too - the standard Mother Goose rhymes, and such.

Changes in the Wind said...

Reading wasn't something we did in my home so don't really have any favorites...did love cinderella when I got a little older.
The pictures of your old books are wonderful! Everything today is so cookie cutter and short cut...these are beautiful:)

vicki said...

There are so many but I have to say The Tall Book of Make Believe, a children's collecton of prose and poetry with illustrations (his first!) by Maurice Sendak. And then, it became my children's favorite, too. I also loved what we refered to as the green books- a series of green cloth bound biographies that the library carried. There were at least 50 of them and I read them all, each and every one, at least 4 times. Ask me about Clara Barton. Francis Marion. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Go ahead. Ask me. ;-)

Jamie Dawn said...

My parents said they read a certain book to me so many times that I had it memorized. I was only three at the time, and they had company over. They got the book out, and I read it page by page; I even memorized when to turn the pages. The company thought I was a super smart kid. Of course, after a few moments, my parents confessed that I did not know how to read.
My brother and I loved a Berenstein Bears book about them going on vacation. I have the book in my keepsakes, but I can't remember the title.

Farrago said...

I can't remember the title of my favorite book, but I do remember it had photorealistic artwork of the cutest beagle puppy...it was about that puppy, but I can't remember what it was about or what it was called.

Wow, Judy! You just shook loose a deeply buried memory!!

AC said...

I had this marvelous collection entitled 365 Bedtime Stories -- one for every night of the year. It was illustrated, some original stories, some retellings of fairy tales. I wore it out, of course, not just reading one per evening. I learned to read early and read to myself, though my daughter enjoyed me reading to her for years, all up into elementary school when we started on chapter books.

I had the Poky Little Puppy too and a big illustrated Peter Pan rendition and one of the Wizard of Oz. Lots of Golden books, and those fat ones, called something else--can't remember.

ribbiticus said...

my mother goose and fairy tale books were pretty worn-out because i kept on rereading and rereading them each chance i got. i still can't bear to part with them today...;)

Badaunt said...

Vicki, The Tall Book of Make Believe was also my favourite! It was a hand-me-down from either my older sister. I wonder what happened to it? I just looked on Amazon and it's there, but look at the price!