Monday, August 06, 2007

Children's books make great reading!

Well, I FINALLY finished Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It was a good book, but a very serious, very LONG book, so I decided to let my mind take a break by reading these fun books yesterday. And I discovered that some of them just read TOTALLY different when you're an adult:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl -- I didn't realize I'd never read the Great Glass Elevator! Very fun, with outerspace creatures and get-young-quick vitamins.

Stuart Little by E.B. White -- another book I don't think I'd ever read before, or maybe it was just so long ago that I'd totally forgotten it. Mildly disturbing that the mom gave birth to a mouse (I know, we're not supposed to think about that, suspension of belief, etc) and Stuart was a brat about the canoe, but there you go. I read it.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll -- somewhere I vaguely remember reading the Carroll was high when he wrote this? If he wasn't, I'm impressed. The book I have is old, was actually published in the 40's.

I'm almost done with Peter Pan, the original one, by James Barrie. Again, a little disturbing at first -- the parents have conversations about whether or not they can afford to keep their kids when they're born! I wonder if that provoked any sort of interesting conversations with Mother and Father in 1911.

A book I need to track down is Miss Hickory by Carolyn Bailey -- I remember liking this one as a kid, too, but I don't own it. All the ones above, I started collecting way before Zack was even thought of.

I'm curious if there are any of you out there who still pick up and read a kid's book now and then?


  1. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I absolutely read kids books.
    Some of my other favorites are:
    James and the Giant Peach- Ronald Dahl
    The Phantom Toll Booth- Ronald Dahl
    Little Women
    Little Men
    Jo's Boys- All three in the Louisa May Alcott series

  2. Anonymous7:51 AM

    Hi Lori - There are two books written by Kate Dicamillo which are favorite children's books of mine. The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. I think she is an amazing children's author. They are available at your local library or if you want to purchase them, I'm pretty sure they have them at Walmart. Enjoy!


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