Grrr.......!!@@##$%$#!@!....I am having a bad day with this post so I am leaving it as it is because I have done this at least ten times and it still doesn't look right. But it's only a blog and it's Saturday and I have things to do so this is it!
....THIS IS...MY FAVOURITE CHILDRENS STORY....
Being a grams to a cutie-patootie brings me into contact with all kinds of neat things. Especially story books. Neve loves to be read to and I love to read so it is one thing that we have in common. Her papa John and I keep books in the van to keep the cutie-patootie amused when we are out and about and most outings will find me sitting in the back seat with her and reading out loud to a captive audience. So I like to have a few choices to read as I am getting tired of
"Where's My Blankie?" by Anna H.Dickson. Don't get me wrong! It is a really good book for little ones with a lesson on learning how to be a big girl or boy and giving up baby things. However after the one thousand time of reading that book I swear I can read it without even looking at the pages. Ahem... and I quote..."Malcolm Monster never went anywhere without his blanket...." This is the first line of the book. Sometimes I wish Malcolm's grandmother would pretend that the blankie really did get lost and that would be the end of it....Sigh.... So as you can probably tell by reading this, this book is NOT my favourite children's book. However one of my favourite children's books is Scaredy Cat by Joan Rankin. This is a fun book. It gives a really good message to young children and shows how things may be different when you look closer at them. The illustrations show how new and everyday things can be scary until you know what they really are. The pictures are wonderful. If you have a little one in the three to four year range I would highly suggest it. My all time favourite children's book is one I first read as a young girl some forty odd years ago and have re-read several times since. The Velvet Room by Zilpha Ketley Snyder is a good story. It's about a young girl named Robin who is at an age of self discovery and the story is how she finally realizes whats most important to her. This book is a classic and is one that that older children of all ages will enjoy. I highly recommend it.