March 24, 2009

Beatrix Potter is in the mail!!

The grass is turning green, and the snow doesn't stick anymore!!  I've seen more tulips budding than I can count!  I don't know why, but I didn't notice any of these spring-time miracles happening until today.   I am SO excited!  

This Friday, I'm expecting one of the most exciting packages I have ever received.  I finally found my favorite books that I grew up reading!!  I've never been able to buy this set for myself, because it costs hundreds of dollars.  I finally found the 24 book set SO CHEAP, at a fraction of the cost!  I was able to buy the books with part of a surprise scholarship that popped up on my school account.  I just remember how magical these little books were for me and my siblings, and I'm thrilled that I can share them with our children!! :)  
We have decided that the most valuable "things" that we can give our children are books.  I have started searching for my favorites throughout the years, and so far, I have a nice little collection started!  A lot of my favorite books are either out of print now, or VERY pricey, because of their "classic" nature.  Frankly, I don't recall all of the titles, just the stories!!  I'll have to pow-wow with my siblings and cousins to see if they remember the names of the books we read......

A list of my VERY favorite childhood stories:

x  Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Books 
         -(especially The Tale of Two Bad Mice, about Hunca 
            Munca!  I named my hamster after that mouse...)
x  The Cat Who Wore A Pot On Her Head (Bendemolina)
x  Little Black Sambo 
x  Dark Pony (I still haven't figured out if that was a real 
          book or just a story Grandma told me at bedtime...)
x  Socks for Supper
x  Paddington Bear Series
x  Dr. Suess, of course!
x  Little Red Hen


Tell me if you have any favorites that you would recommend so I can keep an eye out for them at yard sales!

2 comments:

elle said...

Dear Jaimee
I've got some books I'd like to recommend (can you sing that? it's perfect!)

I'm in children's lit (which is a class you would LOVE) so I have tons of booklists.

But, for your little girl,

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch.

It's essential.

Kaity Hall said...

YAY for blogs!!!! You finally took my advice, I see. Good girl. Now, just keep it updated!!! hahaha. Like I do so great at that. LOL. But I'll keep my eyes peeled for some of those "classics" in my shopping around. There are a couple of great used bookstores around here. **HUGS**