{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Dear Mr. Loerke, lunch dates with you lately have been like mini vacations. A great reminder to focus on quality time together rather than quantity. Dear Maurice Sendak, RIP. Thank you for reminding us that a creative adult is the child who survived. Here's to dirt clod wars, wild rumpus games, and sleeping in piles. Dear BD, it's not often a girl comes to work and finds a SIGG bento waiting for her. You're far too good to me. Dear Timothy James, tonight I get to hang out with this girl. (You may have to pinch me when I come home). Love you more than avos and 10am tea time in Africa.

In honor of Maurice Sendak, what were some of your favorite children's books growing up?

24 comments:

earlynovemberlove said...

The Jolly Postman books! A postman delivers mail to famous storybook characters. It's awesome :)

Molly Roberson said...

The Hobbit!
PS-Tea time in Africa sounds amazing. I'm down for that any time.

BBrady said...

I loved Where the Wild Things Are actually, the Velveteen Rabbit, and The Giving Tree.

kate said...

Orlando's Little While Friends, thanks for reminding me of this!

Kristina said...

Where The Wild Things Are. Final answer.
Happy Wednesday :)

Sara Laverty said...

I Love You Forever. Hands down, best book ever! :)

BMT said...

Wow! You are getting to hang out with Katie? Wow, what an honor. So awesome!! I hope you share the details.

Annie said...

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss!

Olivia said...

That Bento box is amazing! Does it have compartments in it?

Eating Whole30 at lunch has me carting around multiple pieces of Tupperware everyday. A bento box with dividers would be ideal, and gotta love a SIGG.

Lauren said...

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham! This just inspired me to order that and a few other gems for our future kiddos.

Abbey S said...

The Berenstien Bears one where they get the Christmas tree sticks out the most in my memory. But I also loved "A Porcupine Named Fluffy" and "But No Elephants!"

Robyn said...

loved Beatrix Potter books and Mog books, like Mog the Forgetful Cat. Also loved the Jolly Postman books and...and...and...

Jess said...

Elizabeth Jane gets Dressed Again! My mom let me dress myself when I was a kid, and she was my inspiration!

R said...

The 'Frances' series and the 'Ramona' books! Sharing all my old favorites & having excuses to find new ones is a great parenthood perk. I think I missed my calling as a childrens' librarian...

Ashley G. said...

I think it got to the point where my mom could read "Green Eggs and Ham" backwards and forward without looking, we read it that much!
My new favourite is "Picture a Tree" by Barbara Reid. The plasticine art is phenomenal!

nicole said...

you get to hang with katie davis...i wish i could hang with you guys too.

Julie said...

Imogene's Antlers was my very favorite!

Julie G. said...

The entire Curious George collection. True story...I would re-check out the books every 2 weeks from the library. Pretty sure that anyone else my age in my city has never heard of CG because I hoarded the books.

Happydally said...

Awesome about meeting Katie! You'll be picking up van loads of orphans in no time. She is amazing!

Sheila @ The FailteHouse said...

I love this post - and the link back to your Africa adventure. Almost shed a tear looking at the beautiful photos that said so much.

Breanne said...

ABSOLUTELY "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. My youngest sister actually bought it for me a few years back for Christmas because she knew how much I loved it! So sweet :-)

Emma said...
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Emma said...

One of my favorites was a book called The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, as well as the classic books like Goodnight Moon, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and The Very Hungary Caterpillar. I also have the copy of Love You Forever that I got on my first birthday...my mom had traced my hand print inside the front cover.

Alison said...

I loved Harold and the Purple Crayon, still do. And I now know what to get for my husband for his birthday--a bento box.

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