A day doesn`t go by when at least one or 2 of us has to be brought back to reality from another world.
I have read to the kids for as long as I can remember...I think even when they were newborns!
(Probably more for my sanity than their enjoyment:)
Over the years I`ve collected a few favorites. They`re books that we have read over and over...the kind that got requested every night for weeks in a row and no one ever seemed to mind that it had been the same one night after night.
These are the books that I`ll keep....and hopefully one day read to my grand kids:)
One of my...(I mean our)...favorites:
A little girl goes out to shop for the things she needs to bake a pie, but upon arriving at the Market finds that the store owner has:
She then decides to travel around the world....collecting all the necessary ingredients to make and bake her Apple Pie.
Cinnamon from Sri Lanka,
apples from Vermont,
even a cow from England to make the butter!
At the end is the Apple Pie Recipe- which we seem to use every time we have apples sitting around,
or Grandma`s apple tree needs to be picked....
I never tire of this book.....and the illustrations are perfect!
Other books we love and I highly recommend .....
(these would be for younger ages)
Emily`s House by Niko Scharer & Joanne Fitzgerald
Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey
The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
(and a couple that are for those a bit older):
Uncommon Traveler (Mary Kingsley in Africa) by Don Brown
Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling
There are so many more on my `Love These Books` list,
but for another rainy day.....(yes...it rained again today:)
Happy reading ....whatever literary treasure you happen to find and love!