Friday, 28 August 2009

Day 332 of 365: They're Here!


All twenty-three of them! Baby Bennett's library has OFFICIALLY started!!

I joined a children's book club over the weekend with the promotion of this set of small hardbacks for an absolute STEAL -- just £4.99 for the lot! Of course, like many clubs, I must buy 4 more books in my first year with the club -- which will not be difficult. They even make it easier now because I can decline the Editor's Choice each month in advance via the web so I won't have to bother with sending a book back each time.

Anyone who knows me well, knows that Beatrix Potter is one of my favourite author/illustrators of all time and in fact, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' was the first story I learned to read on my own when I was only three. I was quite lucky to have had a dedicated mom with the time to read to me from the time I was just a baby.


Luckily Matt enjoys reading too (although I can't say that he has an obsession like mine with any children's books). Either way, our son will be blessed that his daddy and I can share our love of literature with him as well.

So, this is where I ask you, my readers...what is YOUR favourite children's book of all time? Is it one you read to your own children or one you remember growing up? Leave a comment and share your book suggestions!

8 comments:

The New Mrs. C said...

When I was much younger I loved "Green Eggs and Ham."

As I got older, I loved the Romona Quimby series. Also Fudgeamania.

Natalie said...

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is my all time favorite children's book...ever! It will be a must-have in our collection when we have kids.

Erin said...

Because you're having a little boy. . . you need a copy of "Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch. . . which reminds me that somehow we have 3 in this country, would you like one?

Meg said...

Funny enough Erin, I LOVE that book too and it's definitely on the list!!

Nissa said...

Aaron suggested "The Pokey Little Puppy", "Where The Wild Things Are", and "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney. My kids love the Mercer Mayer's "Little Critter" books, so you might want to look into those as well!

UK Christine =^..^= said...

'Where the Wild Things Are'

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Wild-Things-Maurice-Sendak/dp/0060254920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251549566&sr=8-1

'The Rainbow Goblins' was always a favorite and I still have the same book I had when I was little.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0500277591/ref=s9_simz_gw_s0_p14_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1YNTF7D1V28EJZ9PA4NE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938131&pf_rd_i=507846

And of course.. 'The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh'

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Tales-Winnie-Pooh/dp/0525457232/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251549665&sr=1-5

hachiko said...

i love your blog :) and i try to improve my english with reading your blog , thanks a lot ..
by the way, your family and you are so sweet ..
love,

Helen said...

I love those Beatrix Potters. Fabulous stuff! 'Two Bad Mice' is my favourite.