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   Posted 11/24/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Today we have another Gretchen1 topic. I think this one is going to be fun. What was your favorite childhood story? I'm going to assume this is when we were pretty young, but still old enough to remember the story.

When I was around kindergarten age mom or day would read to me at night. We'd read a few pages of a story book and leave more for the following night. Always something to look forward to. I still have some of the books all these years later. There are two that I loved! First was Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingals Wilder. And the other one, a but more youthful was Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. Pretty silly, huh? The books were probably printed around 1950-1955.

What books did you love as a small child?
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   Posted 11/24/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to love the little golden books. My favorite was the pokey little puppy. I still have a copy, and I used to read it to my daughter when she was younger. I think I always enjoyed it more than her though.

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   Posted 11/24/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh I remember the pokey little puppy!!!  I love that book!
I loved Go Dog Go.  I memorized it when I was about 3 and my parents thought I was a genius.  It was the beginning of many years of pranks and tricks I pulled on them!!
I love to read.  My current favorite is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It is a wonderful story about three women who have the courage to truly be themselves in a dangerous time. 
Books are a bit harder for me now.  I read much slower and get lost but I still so enjoy it.  My eyes need large print.  There is just nothing like the magic of a good story to take you away.
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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I loved all the old classic fairytale stories, my favorites were... Cinderella, Hansel and
Grettel... and my very favorite was Rumplestilskin.

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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Are You My Mother
Go Dog Go
Dr. Seuss's books
The Starfleet Academy books, specifically the one about Geordi
Mr. Popper's Penguins
All of Tamora Pierce's books, which I still love to read

I love to read all kinds of books :)

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   Posted 11/24/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I received a big book of fairy tales for Christmas when I was very young. I would ask my father to read the stories to me, my favorite was about 13 swans, I don't remember the exact title. What I do remember was, I kept asking him to read the book that 'Mimi' gave me, he didn't know what I was talking about. I went over to my shelf and got the book. He told me 'Santa' gave me the book, not 'Mimi' (my Gma). I said, 'No, she wrote her name in the book - and I showed him - in script it said 'Merry Christmas, Alice'. Her last name started w/ 'C'. Obviously, I hadn't learned to read script, yet. blush

I treasured that book even after I could read on my own. I love to read, and I'm happy to say, so do my DH and my children. I found a book for my older son that had his nickname and a book that had my daughter's nickname, never found one for my younger son.  

Gretchen, I also read slower than I used to, and sometimes when I p/u a book, I forget what I previously read of it. I need my bifocals and also happy to have the large print. I like many different types of books, never stop learning.

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 11/24/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
@Alice ... I know the one you mean ... where the princess has to make them sweaters from flax, and she is being taken out to be executed and just barely finishes the sweaters? I'm foggin' on the title though!!

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   Posted 11/24/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was 2 my mom had to read the Disney "Sleeping Beauty" book every day. One day I told her I'd read it to her. I had memorized it, too. I still love to read and feel off if I don't have a book to read at all times.
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   Posted 11/24/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Alice in Wonderland...all Dr. Seuss books...

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   Posted 11/24/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to love the Mrs. Pigglewiggle books. They were really genius at teaching manners and good behavior, but in an entertaining way. I hope some of you have read them as well, because everyone I mention them to has no idea what I'm talking about lol. I was so fascinated because Mrs. Pigglewiggle lived in an upside down house. Really great books!
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   Posted 11/25/2009 1:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine was and still is "Where The Wild Things Are" and I've passed it on to my son, and am getting him the movie for Christmas (okay for me too LOL)

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   Posted 11/25/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   

WCC, I found the book, yeah, I still have it. lol. The story is called 'The Six Swans', don't know why I thought it was 13 swans. Then again, I should be happy I remembered they were swans. smilewinkgrin   I'm glad somebody else remembered the story, too.

Red Diane, I still love 'Sleeping Beauty', I jokingly call her 'My Princess'. My fav of all the Disney 'Princesses'. Yrs. back, my girlfriend got the movie for me for my B/D, my sons thought that was so funny, that their Mommy got a Disney movie.

God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 11/25/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVED Mrs Pigglewiggle. I was just taken away by the imagination in writing them: if it rained her upside-down house would flood and kids could come over and paddle canoes up and down her stairs. My favorite stories were older books. 'One Kitten for Kim,' 'Petite Suzanne,' 'The Little House...' getting older I liked the Little House books especially 'By The Banks of Plum Creek,' because they so well described life as a little girl where people did different activities, ate different things, cooked differently, etc. Any kind of adventure books were OK by me. And my Mom reading me 'A Child's Garden of Verses' by Robert Louis Stevenson is probably what started me down the poetry path so long ago.
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