Reading to M has always been one of most enjoyable aspects of parenting, and now that he’s getting a little older, I’m getting the joy of revisiting some of my all-time favorites books. This past week involved the welcome return of Beverly Cleary with The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I had forgotten how wonderful her characters are, but it didn’t take long for me to get sucked into the tale. I’m honestly not sure who’s enjoying the story more! Now I’m curious to see how long before he starts going ‘ptt-bb-b-b-b’ when playing with our matchbox cars 😛
I adored reading as a kid, and sharing these happy memories with my little boy is one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. Even more than introducing Trish to Bunnicula a few years back. Other books I enjoyed back in the day are
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (the book that got me hooked on reading)
- The Littles
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (which I’ve always preferred to Superfudge)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- James and the Giant Peach
I’m sure I’m missing some good ones – what books did y’all enjoy back in the day?