A couple of my cousins are expecting babies within the next few months and I received invitations to their baby showers. In lieu of cards, they requested children’s books (which is an awesome idea because kids books aren’t only really cool, they can add up if you want to have a good library).
When I was out Christmas shopping with a friend I took a break from Christmas to check out the children’s book section of the store in hopes of finding a great book for the first shower. And there it was:
I excitedly purchased the book and then I checked the registry and they had registered for some Dr. Seuss-themed baby goodies which went along well with the book. I just had to tell my aunt about it… and the following text conversation occurred (thanks to my phone’s crude sense of humor):
Looking for books for the baby showers reminded me how much I loved reading as a kid. I loved story time at the library and picking out which Miffy books I wanted to read at the library. I remember that the first time I fell in love the the book The Rainbow Fish was at a home school event and I read it over and over again.
I spent as much time in the school library as I could in middle school, and I was that girl who was carrying around an extra book from class to class and reading whenever I had a spare moment.
What were some of your favorite books when you were growing up?
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