Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I’m back! My brief social media fast went really well, but I missed blogging. This week’s TTT deals with books from your childhood/adolescence that you’d love to revisit. I’m so spotty with posting on Tuesdays, but this one is too much fun. I just couldn’t resist! I need to re-read all of these!
BY THE WAY, I have linked all of the photos to the YouTube readings of them. So, if you’re feeling lonely and need a good pick-me-up, check these great stories out!
1. Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher
This is probably one of my favorite picture books. The illustrations are so much fun and the story is cute! I did a public reading of this for a class in 4th grade and I’ve been in love with it ever since.
2. Jubal’s Wish by Audrey Wood
The illustrations in this book are fantastic. The soft hues that Don Wood utilizes are almost otherworldly. The story is also pretty adorable and the characters that Jubal encounters are memorable. Plus, it’s about a cute little optimistic frog. Who doesn’t want to read that?
3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Full Disclosure: This book makes me want to sob. It’s such a beautiful story of unconditional, selfless love. I don’t read it in public places because no one wants to see me sobbing over a children’s book.
4. If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff
This one is completely self-explanatory. If you don’t like this children’s book, I’m worried about you. Get help.
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Here’s another pick that is self-explanatory. Who doesn’t love a comb, a brush, a bowl full of mush, and an old lady that is whispering hush? Wait, I could do without the bowl full of mush. SO MANY FEELINGS, though!
6. Corduroy by Don Freeman
This book tore me up as a child. Poor Corduroy just wants someone to love him. uGH.
7. The Salamander Room
Apparently, I used to read this a lot as a child. My mom says I had this weird fascination with the boy in the book and I’d kiss his picture on every page. Yes, I was an odd child. Yes, I already knew this. This “Brian” kid was a cool kid, though, to my credit. He’s so dedicated to having a pet salamander that he is chill with filling his whole room with foliage and even wants to lift the roof off for his pet. Now that’s dedication, folks. I have great taste in men.
8. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak captures the imagination and wild creativity of children so well in this tale!
9. The Velveteen Rabbit
Feelings. That is all. I don’t even know why I’m so attached to this rabbit, but I remember that this book was an emotionally traumatic childhood experience. I’ll need to read it again to figure out why. Or, maybe I should just save myself the heartache.
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Honestly, I don’t even know why I was interested in this story when I was a child. It is a little bit creepy. A caterpillar that literally eats everything that it sees and is still hungry (not that I can’t relate to this) and eventually becomes a beautiful butterfly (I can totally relate)? Weird. But, here I am placing at as #10 on my TTT list. Obviously, Eric Carle was doing something right.
Well, that’s it! Are any of these books on your list this week? Do you have any suggestions?
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