First today, I want to say thank you to everyone! I am really enjoying documenting this part of their lives right now since about a year ago I fell off the blogging bandwagon and well the last year has not been as well documented as the first few! Don’t forget I am doing this with Toni over at A Daily Dose of Toni and her 30 Days of Me blog along.
Today has to be the absolute HARDEST day for this challenge for them. Little Princess “reads” or is read no less than 50 books a day. For her birthday she has already requested a trip to the book store (we will be taking her to the library instead but still tons of books and she can choose some to take home with her for a bit!). She has always loved books and even as a small child would “read” the Reader’s Digest for hours on end. She loves to look at words, pictures and know what everything is! For a good year after she came home the best way to calm her down was to read her I Love You Through and Through, after a month we could recite it from memory and just hearing it would work! (That came in handy for all of her doctor’s appointments!) I can still recite that book from memory and we are on our third copy of the book, eventually I will get an unscathed copy of the book to put away for her children!
Recently though her favorite books in no specific order are (if you click the book it will take you to that book on Amazon!):
On The Night You Were Born (We have read this book to them at bed time since we set foot on US soil!)
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes (She calls this book Crazy Cakes, and it is a story about a little girl adopted from China, when we read the story though we substitute their story and tell little things that we did with them instead, one day she will realize that the story says almost none of what we say but we do keep the I Love You Like Crazy Cakes line…)
The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale (She loves the king and queen in this book…it is cute but I am not sure how much I love the adoption story here! It works for a 3 almost 4 year old and she chooses the books not me so I am good!)
After these 3 books, then it is any book with any of her Disney Princess’ in it, any of the If You Give A books ~ you know if you give a mouse a cookie etc…, any Dr. Seuss book, or pretty much any book that does not read her back…and hey if it talks to her even better!
Little Man used to be indifferent about books, he was not even into them at bed time. Then he received his first car book and life changed! Now if it has a car, a truck, a tractor or a train he is all over it! And while he will not come close to admitting it his sister’s 3 favorite books are also his!! But really if he has a choice in the books he will choose:
Cars Toons: Mater’s Treasury of Tall Tales (He loves this book…I have to stop him from sleeping with it as it is so big he gets upset when he or the book fall out of bed!!! And I think it has every Tall Tale in it!)
Mater’s Tall Tales (This is 3 of the tales, and a much easier to handle book! He loves it as much as the others!)
Heavy Metal Mater and Other Tall Tales (He received this book for Christmas from his Aunt, by Easter we had to buy him a new copy as he had read that one so much it had lost pages and come away from its binding! While that happens all the time with Little Princess this was a first for Little Man! And yes I am a book binder in my spare time!!)
He has tons of other Cars books, some train books, a beloved tractor book and some animal books he will hunt down when he wants to read!
What were your kids favorite books?