P2S Link-Up #6: Childhood Favorites
This is the last link-up for the Preview to Summer book swap. I've had a lot of fun participating in this swap and I can't wait to show you what Kyla sent me in Tuesday's reveal post! Today's link-up features some of my childhood favorites. A few books immediately came to mind. As a child, I must say that I truly enjoyed trips to the public library. I can remember browsing the shelves for my favorite books that I loved reading over and over again. I remember meeting the minimum borrow limit nearly every trip! I am thankful that I enjoyed reading at a young age and even more so that it's stuck with me through adulthood.
Despite having quite a collection of Dr. Seuss books, I remember reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish a lot. Dr. Seuss's books are filled with such colorful characters and fun little rhymes. I also loved The Cat in the Hat for all the rainy day mischief that was caused!
I absolutely loved all the adventures the Magic School Bus books took me on. I remember traveling through the human body, to outer space and all sorts of fun and educational places with Mrs. Frizzle. I really enjoyed science as a kid so these books were ones I took pleasure in reading. I guess I was a bit of a smartypants, fan of learning from a young age!
I remember being introduced to this book by my 4th grade teacher. I knew most of the poems by heart and can still recite you "Jellyfish Stew!" I must have read this book 100 times as a kid! I wish I still had a copy in my possession.
Despite these books being found in the children's section, I can honestly say that these subjects have rubbed off on me into adulthood. As an adult, I am still a big fan of poetry and science. I can hear my husband's reaction to seeing me read Jurassic Park (my current read) and pause to Google information about dinosaurs now. It goes something like "Seriously???" I take pride in my nerdiness! I also take pride in poetry for teaching me writing skills and an appreciation for the English language. Written works are so beautiful and full of emotion. Poetry has gotten me through some rough patches in life. Some good ones, too. So you see, the pages I've sifted through as a child have never quite left me as an adult.
What are some of your favorite childhood books?