While in Chicago I engaged in conversation with Susan (of Wizard's Wireless) about favorite picture books. My first instinct was to answer as a librarian, with story time in mind, but if I think back to my childhood I loved a much different kind of book. So what books hold a special place in your heart that you wouldn't use today?
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss - I made my mother read this so often she eventually read it onto a tape for me.
Bears in the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain - Once upon a time this book scared me, but I remember the day I wasn't scared anymore. What a triumph.
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater - I still want a polka-dotted, striped house.
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
The Friendly Beasts by Tomie DePaola - This is still my favorite nativity book.