Uncovering a well-loved book from my childhood feels like finding a long-lost friend. No matter how many years have passed, an inexplicable affection remains. So, naturally I presume my kids will love these books the way I do. I admit, my feelings are kind of hurt when a favourite childhood book gets rejected. What do you mean, "boring!?"
Happily, I found some favourites that my kids love as much as I did (do). Joy! These books are just as awesome for them as they are for me. True classics that transcend time and place. Best part is I get to relive a piece of my childhood with my kids. Nothing lame about that.
A blue blob and yellow blob are best friends. They hug, and turn green. Trouble is, nobody in their families recognizes them. Whatever will they do? I can't explain it, but kids love this book. I never got the deeper message of racial harmony as a child, and I don't think my kids do either. There's just something about the drawings and the words.
A strong bull is taken away and trained for the bullfights in Madrid. But Ferdinand just sits and smell the flowers. How I love this book! My kids didn't miss the message about staying true to yourself, despite the pressures around you.
3- Mister Men Series Mr. Bump walks into everything. How will he ever get by in life? Mr. Messy is a disaster. Will Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy be able to change his ways? These books are adorable, and great for practicing reading skills.
No matter what his parents do or say, Pierre says, "I don't care." Until one day, a lion comes to eat him up. Written in rhyming verse, all the charming stories in this collection are memorable.
Nobody wants to buy a teddy bear who is missing a button on his overalls. What do sad little bears do after all the shoppers have gone? Will he ever find a true home? Kids love stories about stuffies who come to life. This sweet tale about friendship will resonate with anyone who has ever had a special stuffy.
Which favourite books from your childhood do you share with your kids?