Thursday, September 22, 2011

Throwback Thursday

For some reason most of my initial childhood memories of reading involve chapter books. Yet, I was read to from a very young age, and had many picture books that I spent hours "reading" or having read to me. One classic book that my grandmother often read to me was The Poky Little Puppy. Both my sister and I enjoyed this story - she perhaps more than me.

My own children have had this book read to them, but I'm not sure they even remember it all that well if I would ask them.

As I am recalling books from my own childhood, I am curious as to what my kids will come up with. We have a lot more books in our home than I did as a child and therefore more options for reading. We don't read and re-read a ton, unlike my family when I was growing up. I am sure the constant re-readings have led me to now, as an adult, be able to recall certain stories with great accuracy.

The Poky Little Puppy still makes my list of classic children's books, a story I think every child should know.

Are there certain books that you had read and re-read to you in your childhood? What are some classic childrens books you think every child should hear?


Laura Ashlee said...

Oh my gosh! I remember this book. I loved this book when I was little!

Teresa said...

I love the Pokey Little Puppy. I nearly jumped up and down when I finally found it in a second hand store in PERFECT condition. My son and I read it all time.

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Peaceful Reader said...

This was Kaylee's favorite picture book growing up. She asked for it to be read every night!

Anonymous said...

The Pokey Little Puppy!!! I loved this book :) My older sis did too, and she reads it to her kids now.

Also, I think the puppy on the cover is adorable. Just goes to show you don't need everything comupter animated to still look cute! I think they should start bringing back real hand-drawn animated kids stuff.