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Monday, September 21, 2009

homework: Book Shelf: Children's Library

~Do you remember a special book from your childhood? Who read it to you?

"Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word: someone has to show them the way."—Orville Prescott

Remember ebay? Where you have to bid on stuff? And when it gets to the end of the bidding time you can easily get into a bidding war with one or more bidders for those last seconds? I’ve been in a few of those, and I’ve won some and I’ve lost some. (I haven’t been in a while, though, because of nicer things, like craigslist, or etsy, or for books, there are book-trading sites, like bookmooch, or these things called lie-berries.)

At the end of one of my successful last-second bidding wars, I gladly paid the more-than-$25 for this treasure:

I had searched High And Low for this book. At the beginning of my search, I wasn’t even certain of the title: was it really called ‘I Am A Puppy’? Could it be that simple?

I remember asking for this book repeatedly as a child. My mom read it to me, my dad read it to me. I specifically remember my dad trying to skip pages, and I remember his laugh when I called him on it. Something about the pictures in the book, especially the one where the puppy is carrying a shoe in his mouth, and the one where he is sleeping by the fireplace, comforts me.

This also comforts me:

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1 comment:

Travelin'Oma said...

How funny! I just left a comment on your other post to try ebay. Cute photo!