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This week’s topic:
What were some of your favourite picture books as a kid?
You know, I always loved books, even as a kid that couldn’t read. I had several favourites I could recite backwards before I could even write. This is due to my dad telling me these stories over and over again every night until I had them memorised (that memory later came in handy during my short-lived acting career).
Here are my fondest picture books from when I was a child:
It’s no coincidence that the first two books detail parents looking for some peace and quiet from their families/everyday lives. My mother wasn’t very… shall we say… hands on with her children, and I often felt as her daughter that I was a burden when she would rather have time to herself. These two books, both by author Jill Murphy, detail how parents never get a moment to themselves.
I’ve just realised this is another Jill Murphy book. So my parents were cool enough to provide 3 of her picture books but none of her Worst Witch books? NOT HAPPY, PARENTS. ANYWAY, this was the first book I memorised. It is about a nasty little liar who can’t help but make up tales to impress her friends, even if those tales are non-sensical, because she hates the mundanity of her every day life. This is the book that taught me not to lie. Seriously. Oh, and it’s awesome.
Sigh. THIS BOOK. ALL THE FEELS. Every time a new baby is born into my extended family, we give this book. It’s a rhyming book that cameos many famous and popular folk and fairy tale characters. It’s amazing, and still in print even after all these years.
My brother hated this book because
he’s a pussy he hated the idea of losing a loved one. With personal tragedy in our lives I kind of don’t blame him, but this beautiful story of a child losing his doggie best friend to old age still makes me cry. it doesn’t help that I lost my 20 year old cat almost a year ago, the kitty I grew up with and considered my furry, tiny, biting sister. It is seriously the most amazing picture book ever and you need to read it. I think my mother gave it to my cousin when their dog died. Bitch.