cover to cover
Kate tells me Lily has entered the stage of repetitive reading…that period of toddler time when if a book read once is good, the same book read 10 times, at the same time, might just be enough. Or maybe not. Funny how those developmental days seem endless when they occur and gone far too soon a couple decades later.
In our house, the book above made the Make-Mama-Crazy list every pre-nap, calm-down and before-bedtime reading session between 1986 and 1988. We must not have been alone, for it now has it’s own Facebook page. And its own Wiki entry, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monster_at_the_End_of_This_Book:_Starring_Lovable,_Furry_Old_Grover, just in case you don’t know it by heart as some of us do.
Candidly, I was a little sad it didn’t make the Top 50 Children’s Books of All Time http://www.milehighmamas.com/2012/03/02/top-50-childrens-books-of-all-time-did-yours-make-the-cut/?source=rsshomeblog, but 17 others of my personal favorites did. To simply see the titles–A Wrinkle in Time, Phantom Tollbooth–next to ones I remember a growing-up Kate loving–Number the Stars, Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing–next to little Lily’s constant go-to Olivia…well, I can’t stop smiling.
Cover to cover, we are a family of readers. 😉
And now for the big question: which of your family favorites made the Top 50 list?
- A Wrinkle in Time 50th Anniversary Edition (wired.com)