{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke PA-S III, yesterday you observed your first c-section. This made you lasso your white coat and dance in the street when you came home. Dear @Bensonpeculiar, I think your short stories for your son are brilliant. Thanks for reminding me that nothing is taken away without being replaced with something better (even our landing place). Dear 200+ Giveaway Comments, what the what? Pretty sure reading you is better than a 90 minute counseling session. Just sayin. Dear Timothy James (who always gets two letters), still crushing you after 5+ yrs of marriage. Must be your mad lassoing skills. Over and out.

Ps, what's your favorite children's book?

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42 comments:

Han said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I got to read it to my friends 2yo and 4yo before putting them to bed yesterday evening. It made my day! We then counted baby animals in the Barbie numbers book - then put them to bed - and was serenaded by the 2yo trying to sing A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins. They are soooooo cute!!

Anyhoo! Tim - how exciting! (Yes I am strange I know!) I do hope Mum and Baby are doing well now.

CAgridlock said...

It's a three way tie between "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, "Victoria and the Green Girls" and "How the Animals Saved the Ark, and put two and two together". Choosing favorite books is tough stuff.

Ornery's Wife said...

Naughty Nancy gets my vote. No words, but hilarious pictures. :)
tm

Kim said...

I have four favorites:
1) Someday by Alison McGhee
2) Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
3) Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Martin & Carle
4) The Napping House by Audrey Wood

I know, that's more than you asked for but I couldn't choose.

Ashley said...

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

Mostly because my mom read it to me SO often that we both still quote it frequently, even though it's been at least 20 years since she read it to me!

nina cablina said...

The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle! I LOVE IT! anddddd I loved Mr. Popper's Penguins which is coming to the big screen featuring the one and only Jim Carrey!!!

:)))))

czam said...

Stuart Little - it was the first chapter book I read by myself

leslie a. knight said...

I have quite a few favorite children's books.

"The Berenstein Bears Go To School" - the first book I ever 'read' in entirety. (really i memorized it and then thought i was reading)
"The Giving Tree"
"Where the Wild Things Are"
"Paddle to the Sea"

dede said...

Hands down:
"You Are My I Love You"
The first time I listened and watched my neice read it to her baby was amazing. She read it with so much "LOVE", we all cried.
You should read it to the hubby!

Kayla said...

Love You Forever and The Giving Tree! They are both great books and of course, as an adult one will get much more out of the sing song words than a child will :)

ben said...

Dr. Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go" is one of my top favorites. Along with "Love You Forever" and "The Giving Tree".

Thanks so much Emily!

Ingrid said...

hands down...The Giving Tree! i was 6 months pregnant and we just lost our son. when we scattered his ashes at the beach here in laguna beach ca..my husband read the giving tree to him before we scattered ashes. it was out way of reading to our son one last time. he's now dancing in heaven! LOVE your blog...found it through fly through our window!

jaderox213 said...

My parents used to read to me every night before bed, which probably helped me become a book lover and student of literature. My favorite is Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham". It was the first book I learned to read. I also really love the "Clown-Arounds" series by Joanna Cole. I can't wait to have little ones of my own to share them with.

Laura Merrill said...

A favorite of mine (and my two sisters) was always "We Were Tired of Living in a House."

In regards to hub caps - I spent several years trolling around town with only 2-3 hubcaps at a time. Until I discovered the zip tie.....

Lima said...

Stinky Cheese Man, hands down.

Becca said...

I'm a big fan of "I'll Love You Forever," but I also remember loving the Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables series when I started reading chapter books. Still love those books actually.

Stacy said...

My favorite - T-Bone the Babysitter (no longer in print) by Clare Newberry

My favorite to read to the banana - Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Timothy Loerke said...

Laura, I like the zip tie idea. If I have any more loose caps, I'll zip a tie on them suckers.

cara. said...

after watching the movie "wit"--i love the runaway bunny.

however, goodnight moon gets the most reads in this house.

Teresa said...

Picture book? Walter the Farting Dog - brought way too much joy to my family when it was published a few years ago.

Reading with flashlight under the covers at the age of 11? Work by Louisa May Alcott. This book made me dream. I reread it until my copy fell apart.

Bryce said...

Currently, my son's favorites are Bear Snores On and Jamberry. Grrrrr!

Michelle said...

the little House on the Prairie series...and the series about Laura's mother, grandmother, great grandmother and daughter.

PS my rear right bumper is held on by a cable tie. for the last four years.

Scatterbox said...

Little kid liked "Are You My Mother?" a lot for some odd reason; it's kind of a depressing story.
Big kid likes the bat books by Brian Lies. I want to eat his illustrations.

annie h. said...

either "annie's potty" (for obvious reasons...) or "i'll love you forever, i'll love you always."

Sister Lynn said...

I love Goodnight Moon.
And Richard Scarry books

Shandell said...

well, my husband's (@bensonpeculiar) stories are quickly becoming my new favorites.
My childhood favorites were pretty much anything Dr. Seuss especially "one fish, two fish..." and " Fox in Socks". My grandpa used to read them to me over and over and I still have all of those books which I now read to my son.

Kate said...

The Velveteen Rabbit, Polar Express and Goodnight Moon....

Children's chapter books: Harriet the Spy- my 4th grade teacher read it out loud to the class and I hung onto every word. Anything that Roald Dahl writes is incredible, too: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach.

erin frances said...

My favorite new children's book is The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. Simple and beautiful! Other newer authors who are creating magic in the world of children's literature include Amy Krause Rosenthal and Oliver Jeffers!

Grace @ Arms Wide Open said...

my favorite is Head to Toe by Eric Carle. It's super interactive. My two year old loves it!

Emily said...

oh that's easy. Definately King Bidgoods in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood. I also liked Bubba, The Cowboy Prince.

...and the one I still read, all the time, is Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus. Incredible story about hope and being who you are-that we are meant for amazing things.

becs said...

I love "Miss Rumphius", whose granddaddy tells her to make the world a more beautiful place...and she does. Its lovely!

And, "No More Jumping on the Bed", in which a boy jumps on his bed and subsequently falls through 6 stories of his apt. building. Funny!

The Crowders said...

I don't know how I found your blog...but I am glad I did. I promise I am not a stalker! :-) I think you two would be SO MUCH FUN to have as a BFF. However, I don't know how much humor I could add to the friendship.

I am 1st Grade teacher so Children's books are my thing...One of my favorites is The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. My kids don't get the humor at the end, but I think y'all would love it.
Thanks for making me want to be a better wife!!!

Anna said...

I teach preschool so I love SO many children's books. My all time favorite though is one my mom and dad used to read to me, "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig. I get teary every time I read it, even now.
I love reading everyone else's favorites to!

R said...

my all-time favorite (today, at least...it changes a lot with three children and the variety of children's lit that crosses our door) is "Read to Your Bunny" by Rosemary Wells. both of my girls could 'read' it to me verbatim at about age 2.

i do like 'Love You Forever' too, as many have mentioned here. but i gotta say, as hard as it was to get through with my two girls, when baby #3 came along and ended up being a son, the game changed com-plete-ly. :0) it's almost impossible to get through when reading it to a little boy.

bethany said...

Hop on Pop - it is the first book I remember reading.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Nothing gets better than Eric Carle.
Where the Wild Things Are - As a kid, reading that book gave me chills down my spine every time I read it...simply because it was THAT thrilling.

Mrs. T said...

The Tail of the Three Trees. Makes me cry every time!

Meagan said...

definitely I Like You by Sandol Stoddard. It can be a little tricky to find nowadays, but it is an amazingly charming little book about love and friendship. My husband and I actually gave it away as a favor at our wedding - and a couple years later, my brother used a reading from it in his wedding ceremony. Definitely near to my heart!
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116654.I_Like_You

Michele said...

One of my all time most favorites is called "Squiggly Wiggly's Surprise", about a drab caterpillar who compares himself to the bright and beautiful colors of the world around him... not to ruin the ending, but it's a great tale of self-esteem and coming into your own. also there is a tiny finger puppet worm that moves through the book - very interactive!!!
Congrats on the mascara success & c-section viewing =0)

Anonymous said...

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. Read it to my 3 year old when she was anxious about leaving me to go to preschool. She still loves the book, and preschool! Really enjoy you blog. I am Getting married New Year's Eve for the second time, this time I found my "Tim" :) You all inspire me, thank you!

Anonymous said...

The Polar Express

Today's Letters said...

thanks to all of you who left comments re: your favorite childrens books! it's been so fun to read your suggestions. we share many of the same favorites ... the giving tree, goodnight moon, hope for the flowers, where the wild things are, you are my i love you, stinky cheese man ... sometimes there's just nothing better than reading your favorite children's story with your best friend.

Charlsey said...

Goodnight Moon. My daughter is 27 yo and I still have the first 4-5 pages memorized! Also, I love you Forever (but it still makes me cry.)

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