Today is going to be a tad bit of an easy post. Everyone knows my favourite book is Ella Enchanted. I love it so much. Not the movie – I don’t want to talk about it. But I have written about this book so many times. If you want to read the most relevant one, read this.
Of course, I also adore Harry Potter. But I didn’t actually read those books until I was 27. Yeah….just three short years ago! Actually, it’s almost 4 years but whatever peeps.
But let’s talk about some of the other books that I just absolutely, positively, love with all my heart.
First up: any and all Dr. Seuss. When I was in teacher’s college, I was doing my kindergarten placement and the teacher in the kindergarten room said she didn’t like Dr. Seuss. Up until that moment, I was loving having her as my associate teacher. She was everything I wanted to be as a teacher (just not a kindergarten teacher. I hated kindergarten so much I would go home crying after my shadow days. Then they brainwashed me with their cuteness and changed me into the person you all know and love today).
Of course, what kind of Canadian would I be if I didn’t include Robert Munsch? A lame one! That’s what!
Lastly, The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman.
She is the same author to grace us with the Jillian Jiggs series, but The Balloon Tree is something magical. It’s literally just another princess story but for some reason, I clutched onto it as a child. I loved it! I want to find it again but can never seem to in the libraries that I go to with my kidlets. And I don’t want to get a new copy…I want to find an old copy. One that’s been loved and appreciated – just like I’ve loved and appreciated it, although I might just break down and buy it. Seriously guys – used books as the best. They have that old book smell and you can tell by their spines how many times they’ve been read. It’s just so great. I mean just look at these pages!
Have you fallen in love with a book lately? Or have any books from your childhood that are just magical?
This post is part of my 30 Day Challenge