Feature & Follow Friday: September 20, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This weeks question:
What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?

The first book I ever remember reading is Goldilocks & the Three Bears. I have searched the entire internet looking for the exact copy that I had as a kid but can't find it ANYWHERE. I can't remember who wrote this particular one or what the exact title was but my mom read it to me so many times that by the time I was 3 I had the exact words memorized as well as when to turn the page. It was just this thin square little book with a light green cover but at that age it was my absolute favorite book. 

As I got older I found a love for Dr. Seuss books. My favorite of all his books was Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! I remember wanting a big balloon swimming pool floating over my house just like Kitty O'Sullivan Krauss, but alas, that did not happen.

Now that I have a child of my own, I'm reading to him all the time. He's just as fond of Dr. Seuss books as I was but he also has another favorite book that he enjoys my reading to him. It's called If I Built A Car. It's all about this little boy who is riding in a car with his dad and dreams up his own car and what he would put in it if he built one himself. And I must say, I wish I had one of them!

Of course those aren't the only books I read to him. He has two shelves full of books that we read together. He also enjoys 5 Minute Marvel Stories and Grandfather Buffalo. He's even fond of books in which he has to find things in the pictures so I bought him some I Spy books through the Scholastic Book Club this year. And several other books as well. I think altogether I bought him 12 books. I believe I may be turning him into a book hoarder..

This weeks features:
Simply Sensational Book Fanatics
Fantasy is More Fun

I prefer:

So now that I've shared my favorites, what are yours??

Happy Friday!


  1. Nice picks. I like these :)

    Happy Friday!


  2. Dr. Seuss is classic! But this If I Built a Car is new to me, sounds fun!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Old Follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

  3. I haven't heard about any of these books. But these look interesting and would certainly attract my younger self. And yeah, I almost forgot about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When my mom first brought the book into our home, I knew that I want to snuggle with it. :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. great choice! And I love that you read so much to your son! Hopefully it will build a love for reading like you have (:

    Old follower - Tina @ Pages of Comfort

  5. I liked Dr. Seuss books as well, but I've never read any of the other books you listed (other than versions of Goldilocks). You have a great blog - I'm a new follower via GFC and Bloglovin'! :)

    -- My FF Post

  6. I actually have that quote from Dr. Seuss. One of my favourites. I haven't read the others, but they look awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

  7. As a fan of Dr.Seuss, i'm surprised i never heard of your particular choice!

    New follower via gfc and bloglovin!

    Guinevere & Libertad @ TwinjabookReviews

  8. I hate not being able to find specific books! I loved Dr. Seuss, too!

    Old follower!
    Katy @ a blighted one

  9. Aw great pick! Brings back some memories! Check out what I picked =)

    new bloglovin follower

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

  10. Dr. Seuss rocks! ;) Have a great weekend!

  11. I love that your favorite & your son's favorite are both so focused on creativity and imagination. Such great principles to foster. :)

    Here's my FF, if you feel like stopping by!:

  12. Oooh... that is one book i haven't heard of before. Thanks for sharing it!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)


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