Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Express Yourself: Childhood Books
Always a big thanks to Jackie Felger and Dani Bertrand for giving me something to do here. lol Click the links above to see their favorite childhood books and the list of other bloghop participants.
This week for Express Yourself, they would like to know what books we enjoyed as kids. And now, I recite a poem from my favorite childhood book:
Something big has been here
What it was, I do not know,
for I did not see it coming,
and I did not see it go,
but I hope I never meet it,
if I do, I'm in a fix,
for it left behind its footprints.
They are size nine-fifty-six.
That is the title poem from Jack Prelutsky's Something Big Has Been Here. I also still remember "Happy Birthday, Mother Dearest" and even recited "I Should Have Stayed in Bed Today" in class for Show and Tell, and the teacher had my classmates try to remember some of the things that happened to me in the poem. I will probably buy this book for my baby cousin and my future children. Poetry is love, and it's such a fun way to get kids to read.
Other favorites of mine when I was a child (in body. I'm still one at heart lol) included Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, The Magic School Bus by Joanna Cole, and Corduroy by Don Freeman.
Thank you for stopping by!