February 10, 2009

The Charm of Children's Books

I was exposed to a lot of children's fiction in the last week...

You know, the sweet old kind where everyone is always polite and baking cookies - you wish you could just step inside of their courteous little world for a day. "How nice to have friends to share with!"

Or the bright new illustrated ones where the text is incorporated into the story, getting bigger as the drama grows: "And then the big bad shark, he munched and he crunched!"

And then there are the sort that are really too hard for an eight-year-old, but he likes to hear them anyway because the words tumble around so nicely. (So nicely, in fact, that I cannot remember a full line.)

Children's books are nice things. 


Laura said...

I LOVE children's books!!!

One time my best friend and I sat on my parents' bed narrating picture books aloud... it was fun :) No matter how old I get, I think that some kid's books will always hold a place in my heart :D

Reborn said...

I agree! I could read them for ages. Before I got married and moved out, I used to grab one of my younger sibling's library books for a day or two and have a good old time!

My favorite book was about an old lady who lived in a tree and everyone thought she was crazy until there was a flood and everyone had to stay with her in her crazy house. I wish I could remember the title! :)

~Barb~ said...

Childrens books are innocense, so pure and really how we wish the world truly was. Don't you think?
Hope you're doing well.
Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥

Simply Vintagegirl said...

Yes, children's books have such charm. I have many memories of curling up with a nice big stack of them. Many times I would fall asleep before I had completed them all - not because they were boring, but becauce they were a bit like a lullaby to me, singing to me as I drifted off into the land of dreams.

I look forward to the days when I can read aloud to my own little ones.


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