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Monday, September 07, 2020

TTT 090820

 

Books I wish I'd read as a child? 

This one stumped me for some time. The only children's books I can think of is Dr. Seuss.

Green Eggs and Ham, The Fox in Sox and the others I read to my kids and grandkids. They're great, but if they were around in the early 50's, my parents didn't read them to us. I vaguely remember The Cat in the Hat in grade school, but it didn't make that big of an impact on me.

Three children's books that came out as I was older that I like:

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Little Engine that Could

Alexander and the No Good Very Bad Day.

Mom and Dad read to us plenty. When we would take long rides Mom would start a story, Bruce (my brother) would continue it and Dad would finish it. It helped pass the time.

 We had fairy tales and a children's poem book. I looked up the one I remember most:

This Is the Way the Ladies Ride

This is the way the ladies ride,
Tri, tre, tre, tree,
Tri, tre, tre, tree!
This is the way the ladies ride,
Tri, tre, tre, tre, tri-tre-tre-tree!

This is the way the gentlemen ride,
Gallop-a-trot,
Gallop-a-trot!
This is the way the gentlemen ride,
Gallop-a-gallop-a-trot!

This is the way the farmers ride,
Hobbledy-hoy,
Hobbledy-hoy!
This is the way the farmers ride,
Hobbledy-hobbledy-hoy!

17 comments:

Lisa of Hopewell said...

I love that rhyme! Good job!

P M Prescott said...
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Hayden said...

This one was hard! And I had almost forgotten about The Velveteen Rabbit! I need to give that one another look. Great post!

Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse said...

I loved those three books as a kid. I can remember my mom reading them to us. Nice choices.

Greg said...

The Little Engine That Could. Yeah I remember that one... :)

Christopher @ Plucked from the Stacks said...

Alexander and the No Good Very Bad Day is a great one that I didn't get around to until college!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I didn't read amny books as a child...even Dr. Seuss. I read some but not many of his books. I wish I'd been to more often as a child. My TTT list of books my teen self would have loved

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Lisa.

P M Prescott said...

Glad I brought it to mind, Hayden.

P M Prescott said...

You have a great Mom, Deanna.

P M Prescott said...

Thanks, Greg.

P M Prescott said...

I came across it in my Kiddie Lit class in college, Christopher.

P M Prescott said...

I'm glad you're reading now, Anne.

A Reading Writer said...

Ah! love the poem you shared.

Debra Eliotseats said...

There are so many great children's books around these days. Someone mentioned the Pigeon books by Mo Willems. I loved them and have them all (collected as an adult).

P M Prescott said...

Glad you like it, Reading.

P M Prescott said...

I agree, Debra. There are some great kids books today.