|A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston; Walker Books 9781406358315|
When I think of my own story and the books that made me a child of books, that first gave me that fascination and push to read more and more and to think about what I was reading, I have a few real standouts. I Am A Bunny by Olé Risom (illustrated by a young Richard Scarry) was the first book I ever bought for myself. I was 4. I was completely enchanted by the journey through the seasons and the joy Nicholas felt at each day. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite L'Engle was my first 'chapter book'. (I have to say here...it may help you understand the impact of story-telling a bit...I was not then, nor am I now a 'horse' person.) it was the characters, their adventure, their determination. I think I read it 12 times or so. And The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett.... still entrances me. Thanks to these (and others, of course) and now to this new, beautiful offering; I am A Child of Books.
But tell me, please, what books made you A Child of Books?