A couple weeks ago, the Editor and I were discussing a book per usual. It had a confusing point that neither of us could figure out. I logged on to Goodreads to see if anyone had mentioned it in their review.
In the progess of doing this I scrolled through my “read” list and in mid-sentence the Editor exclaimed:
“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile!?!” I stopped scrolling.
“Yeah, what about it?”
“It’s on your Goodreads “read” list?”
“Yeah, why wouldn’t it be?”
“You have If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!”
“Of course! I also have Amelia Bedelia, the Little Critter books. Along with The Magic School Bus and Ferdinand.
She just looked at me in awe.
“What?!” I was feeling a bit self-conscious. “They are good books. When Goodreads asked if I had read them when I set up my profile it seemed silly not to include them.”
A discussion ensued between the editor and I about our favorites. The Editor was dismayed to discover that I gave only two stars to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
I remember that when I added them it was quite fun going down memory lane adding all the books I recalled from my childhood. I became very nostalgic for my Little Golden Book Series and The Little Critter Books. As I kid, I identified with the Little Critter’s hardships very much. Adults just didn’t get it.
I believe my parents still have all of these packed away somewhere. At least, I hope they do. These are the books that first got me reading, and I would hate to find out they are gone.
The Boxcar Children got me into mysteries. The Magic School Bus got me into Science. Ameila Bedila gave me a good laugh. These are where it all began and for that I will forever be grateful. I believe they are a part of any solid reading repertoire.
So admit it, how many of you have children’s books on your Goodreads list? Or will be adding them? What’s your favorite children’s book from when you were a kid?