RevGal's Friday Five: Kiddie Lit Edition
1) Earliest book you remember (read to you or by you)
I think it was probably Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck", which I have very clear memories of reading it with "Hat" (you try and articulate "Mrs White" at the age of 2) who looked after me while my mother was in hospital for some months around my 2nd birthday.
2) Picture Book you would like to climb into
For sheer beauty of pictures, anything illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. Perhaps I could go for his re-telling of the Christmas Story,- or is that being too obvious?
3) Favorite series of books (then or now)Close run thing, this....The Chronicles of Narnia may be a tad obvious as well, but have undoubtedly been a huge influence on almost every aspect of my life (not for nothing does DarlingDaughter's name begin with L...)while I love, love love
Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series. Or what about Lucy M. Boston's Green Knowe books?? This is so hard.
4) Character you would most like to meet
How to choose? I would love to have tea with Mr Tumnus,- but what about Lucinda from Roller Skates? or Gandalf? or even Mr Toad....I'll just have to have an extravagant literary tea party, and hope they all turn up.
5) Last childhood book you re-read (for yourself or to someone)
Every Christmas Eve since I've been a mum, when we get back from the Crib Service, I read Ursual Moray Williams "The Good Little Christmas Tree" to my increasingly hulking teenagers. They promise me that they'll still let me do this, year on year, as they push me in my bathchair into a gin-sodden old-age!
That was a very happy diversion...thanks to Songbird, who thought of it.