Monday, February 08, 2016

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
Musing Mondays at ADailyRhythm
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What would you say is the best children’s book you’ve ever read?


Today I am going to answer the random question: What would you say is the best children's book you've ever read?

I would have to say that my favorite children's book was actually a compilation of stories and poems called "The Bumper Book" written by Watty Piper, illustrated by Eulalie and published in 1946 by Platt & Munk.

 I absolutely loved this book -- especially the alphabet rhyme and the poem "Vespers" also titled "Christopher Robin is Saying His Prayers" by A.A. Milne.  It is a poem to his son, Christopher, who is, of course, Christopher Robin of Winnie the Pooh fame.  I had the poem read to me so much as a child I memorized it and can recite it to this day.

This book was so dear to me that I have spent a good deal of money procuring copies for my grandchildren so they could have the same joy from it that I have always felt.