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ReadingMagic - What book do you remember being read to you? The Reading Magic game day 8

My answer for this question goes along with my answer to yesterdays very well too. I think I remember sitting on someone's lap - probably several someones' at at least 2 different homes we lived in, along with also sitting and 'reading' it myself before I had the capacity to read.

I was probably read to my by parents, sisters and brothers, being the youngest of 6. The Joan Walsh Anglund Storybook is another book that my wife and I both experienced as children. Her drawings are reminiscent of Precious Moments dolls. But for me it's the images of my childhood.

What I loved about it as a little boy was being able to understand the story - being able to READ the stories before I could even spell my own name. I understood a little girl hiding after a bad day... being rescued by kittens. Another boy and the story of his pumpkin told only in pictures, all on one page. A mouse and an unwanted decoration becoming the center of his family's Christmas Celebration.

And more than any others, a very special teddy bear with more heart than any other. I remember my mom sewing up my own teddy bear & my insisting we give him a heart like in the book. When I found out my wife had experienced this book just like I had, when the time came to get a teddy bear for our 1st daughter... well, subconscious may have had something to do with it.

I don't remember who read it to me, but its very much a part of me, even though I went nearly 20 years without seeing it. What about you? And... Anyone remember reading this book to me?

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Benjamin Fife
Benjamin Fife
23 ene 2021

Wow Becky! How was it I ended up narrating books instead of YOU? I never read Where the Red Fern Grows until about 2 years ago when I read it to the family.

Our copy of Joan Walsh Anglund's Story book is also without a dust jacket - but I couldn't locate it initially when I was taking pictures for the post because, like you, Larene has it somewhere else! A couple years ago for her birthday I found a bunch of her books used online & we have a little section of our library that is entirely Joan Walsh Anglund. I think I remember sitting with this book in Rupert. It had been years since I had seen …

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23 ene 2021

I read that book to you and I still own that book. I don't think mine came with the dust jacket. Mine is a pretty pink book with a white spine. I love that book! The other day when we were listing books we still own, I sat in front of my bookcase so I could remember which ones I had. This one didn't make the list because it isn't with my children's books that I was looking through. It's on a high shelf because I don't want kids to be able to get it without permission and ruin it when they are little. It's one that I have to get out for them. I loved those stories so much!…

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