Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Childhood Favorites

Nancy Plays Nurse was just about my favorite book ever.  Can you tell?  It's all taped up and falling apart.




I LOVE Home For A Bunny.  I also own the newer Golden Book edition and Patrick and I read it often.



And my all time favorite-"Spring, spring, spring!" 
Another very worn copy. I think it was an Easter present from the Easter bunny when I was very young.
Hamilton Duck's Springtime Story.



I'm so glad my mom saved these for me, so my children could enjoy them also.

16 comments:

  1. I love old children's books, too! I just found a copy of Just Only John online for my little guy, John. I'm so excited for him to have the story and love that it is a used book. I feel like the artwork in the old books is just so much more appropriate and beautiful for kids. Not bright in your face colors. Thanks for sharing :).

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  2. The pictures are so cute! What darling books!

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  3. I love the Eloise Wilkin Little Golden Books--We Help Mommy and Baby Dear are two of my favorites!

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  4. Two of my favorite Little Golden Books are Nurse Nancy and Doctor Dan. I had my mother's worn out copies to thumb through when I was a child and I adored them. When I had my own children I searched high and low for these two books and couldn't find them. However, a few years ago I received a package in the mail. I opened it to find both of these books! My mother had also been on the hunt and she found them for me. I was so touched and it was one of the best gifts I have ever received. I read both of them on a weekly basis to my children and I plan to tuck them away and keep them for my grandchildren some day.

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  5. Have you read "little mommy". My daughter and I love that book!

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  6. I have two very similar looking books, in same "loved" state. Ready to me by my Grandfather who died when I was 5. If I ran out of my burning house, I'd grab my babies and those two books.

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  7. "my" copies of Gyo Fujikawa's Babies and Baby Animals have also been taped together dozens of times. I went a little nuts when I found one of them at the library and insisted on reading it to my 10 and 7 yr olds! :)

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  8. Home For a Bunny was a childhood favorite of mine as well. I can't help but tearing up at the end now, every time I read it to the kids.

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  9. I love your list! Wynn and I love the old little golden books too- his favorites are dr Dan the bandage man and the little red caboose. My favorite growing up was Squack to the Moon Little Goose. Did you read that??

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  10. P.s. love all the spring selections. I picked my first daffodil out of my yard yesterday-picking daffodils in early February is pure magic when you spent the first 30 years of your life up north. I love NC!

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  11. When I was in high school I was a candy striper and had the same uniform! I love those old books and look for them often. You always have a good selection of older children's books. Your kids are so lucky to have you for a mom!

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  12. I LOVE old children's books. A few commenters mentioned a few of my favorites, Eloise WIlkin golden books, and Babies by Gyo Fujikawasa. I think I have that one memorized and my babies LOVED it. I am now collecting books for my grandchildren and love reliving old favorites.
    {in fact my last post was on books for big people}

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  13. I love old children's books too! I went to visit my mom and she had laminated a falling apart book and then had it sprial bound. It was so fun to look at that book again.

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  14. Looking at your book list for the year, My Antonia...favorite of favorites!

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  15. I use to love Nancy Plays Nurse. But thinking back I don't remember if I had, or if it was a copy at my Grandma's house. I wonder where it went to.

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  16. Oh My!! Thank you for posting about 'Nancy Plays Nurse'!! That was the book my sisters and I would check out at church any time it was there! It brings back so many memories! Thanks a bunch for helping me remember such a sweet time in my life.

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