Sunday, March 28, 2010

3 Books That You Loved As a Child

This week Lost in Books asked, "...what books did you love to read (or have read to you) over and over again? What made them so lovable to you?" Well it was hard for me to narrow it down to 3, so I settled on 4.

"The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynne Reid Banks - I loved playing with miniature dolls and my dollhouse when I was a kid. In fact, I played with them until I was about 16! I loved this book because I loved the idea of my dolls coming to life too! "The Return of the Indian" was also good.

"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" series by Beverly Cleary - Not only did I want to communicate with my dolls, I also wanted my animals to talk to me! Can you tell I lived in a small town without brothers or sisters to play with? These stories tickled me because the boy and Ralph could communicate, and Ralph had a toy motorcycle he could ride and operate just by making motorcycle sounds.

"Little House on the Prairie" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - Although I don't wish I could have grown up in Laura's time, it was nice to live it through her stories.

"Mrs. Piggle Wiggle" series by Betty MacDonald - Mrs. Piggle Wiggle has a cure for any nasty habit. The whole series features Mrs. Piggle Wiggle helping children in absurd ways.

I lied. I can't just name 4! I can't leave "The Baby-sitter's Club" series by Ann M. Martin and "The Saddle Club" series by Bonnie Bryant off this list. I always thought it would be fun to have a club. Fast forward 20 years and I finally got a book club!

P.S. I found "Daydreaming" on We Heart It.


Avid Reader said...

Loved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and The Mouse and the Motorcycle! I also adored the Indian in the Cupboard series. The final book, The Mystery of the Cupboard was my absolute favorite. I reread it so many times!

Rebecca :) said...

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle was awesome, right? I've never even heard of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Have to look that one up.