Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Reader that runs from Friday to Thursday in which bloggers answers a book-related prompt. It’s a great way to provide some insight into yourself and introduce yourself to some great new blogs.
This is my first BBH post in almost a year. Whoops, guess I kind of dropped the ball on that one. I blame the fact that I broke my ankle in June and it derailed everything. But now I’m back and really excited about this week’s topic: the most memorable books from our childhoods!
I actually did a similar post for a Top 5 Wednesday way back in 2016, so in the interest of variety I’m restricting myself to picture books this time. Fortunately, I’ve always been a reader so this won’t be difficult at all!
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
The main reason I have such fond memories of this book is because of the way my mom read it to me. She’d really get into character as Grover, which made Baby Me laugh and laugh. She also let me turn the pages, which meant I was the one destroying Grover’s walls and barriers and taking us closer to the monster at the end of the book. If I ever decide to have kids, this book is the first one I’ll buy and I’ll read it to them the exact same way.
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
To be honest, this book series stuck with me because the main character is a rainbow fish with shiny scales. I reread the first book as an adult while in the bookstore and honestly, Rainbow Fish kind of sucks. I know it’s part of his character development, but still. Bruh, chill out.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
I’ve just always loved the art style in this one. And, while Carle has several books with this art style, this is the one I had. Therefore, it’s my favorite. But it’s also fun to watch the caterpillar eat and get bigger and eventually turn into a butterfly. Good for him, honestly.
A Fly Went By Mike McClintock
For some reason, I associate this book with my dad. I guess I must’ve chosen this book a lot when he read to me. You know those stories and songs where each page or verse, a new line gets added and you have to go down the whole list again? That’s this book. It’s an ordeal, but a fun ordeal.
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
This has always been my favorite Dr. Seuss book. It’s a bunch of tongue twisters, which makes it super fun to read out loud. I still have large portions of it memorized (“When tweedle beetles fight, it’s called a tweedle beetle battle”). I think I appreciated it as a kid because it was more of a challenge than most picture books. What can I say? I’ve always been a bookworm.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
For years, I’ve had to listen to stories of my mom reading this to me because whenever it got to the part with the cow jumping over the moon, I said, “He’s running!” Why? Because the cow kind of looks like it’s running. Aside from that, this is just a really cute bedtime story that’s just monotonous enough to send little kids right off to sleep.
What were some of the most memorable books from your childhood? Let me know in the comments!