Saturday, February 10, 2007

Books from childhood...

I threw a Couples Valentines Cocktails-Mocktails Baby Shower tonighT (how is that for a mouthful?) This is the game we played -- jogs the memory -- which kids books do you remember? Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Ramona Quimby, Curdoroy the Bear?... Read the first lines and see if you can come up with the source.

I am exhausted and going to take a bath and fall into bed (yes, it is 8PM).


(some are chapter books some are picture books, some are popular now, and for some you have to think back to childhood … good luck*)

In the great green room

The night Max wore his wolf suit

Here are Paul and Judy

Once when I was six, I saw a magnificent picture in a book about the jungle, called True Stories. It showed a boa constrictor swallowing a wild beast.

how many workers are there here?

Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong. Ding-dong.

Once there was a bunny who wanted to run away

One sunny day, the caterpillar was hatched…

On the fifteenth of may, in jungle of Nool, in the heat of the day in the cool of the pool…

One day, little Sal went with her mother…

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live.

"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother…

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide,
wide world

I expect I might as well begin by telling you about_____________, so whenever I mention her name, which I do very often in this book, you will not interrupt and ask, "Who is ___________? What does she look like? How big is she? How old is she? What color is her hair? Is her hair long? Is there a Mr. _______?"

"I am not a pest!"

Mr and Mrs Brown first met _________ on a railway platform.

On the cover, what did that say? Did that say there would be a monster…?

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines

One evening, ___________ decided to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there wasn't any moon…

___________ is a bear who once lived in the toy department of a big store.

Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of
his head, behind ___________.

Little Nutbrown Hare, who was going to bed, held on tight to Big Nutbrown

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