Friday, December 09, 2011

Chippy Goes to the Dentist

Day 9: What was your favorite children's book?

Oh man. Oh man!! I love this topic! When I read today's prompt, my first thoughts went to my earliest reading days. Days when I was probably only 4 years old and sat with my Boppa in his big chair and brought books to him and asked him to read them to me and my cousin.

Our go-to books were Go Dog Go and Chippy goes to the Dentist. Loved both of those!

When my grandparents died, I got a hold of Chippy in the giant house clean-out. The last page is missing, but I don't mind. I love having this book! (Thanks again, Leah!)

Other childhood favorites include Dr. Cat, which I am pretty sure is the first book I read by myself (you can imagine the challenge that would have been!!) and All in One Piece. My sister & I always wanted mom to get All in One Piece from the library, and for me, it was because of  the picture on the last page. I just loved it! (Still do!)

(Come to think of it, I also really liked the page in Richard Scary's book where all the paint colours get mixed together! I liked paint and colours as a child!)

How about  you? What was your favorite childhood book?

I'm taking part in a blogging group called Reverb Broads that will be suggesting daily blogging prompts this December. If you want to join in, feel free! Go here to learn more.


  1. Oh Chippy! Forgot about him but thanks for the visual! Love love love those memories of reading with Boppa. I think that's why we love to read so much as adults? Well, our mothers have helped with that too! And our Granny. And I love All in One Piece too. And 5 Minutes Peace (the sequel? Or prequel?). I just went through my children's books and took some to work to read to the kids. I think I enjoyed it more than they did! Great post!

  2. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Nice memories Erica! You know that I didn't start to enjoy reading until after Dad and I were married. He was reading ALL the time and he wasn't talking or listening to me! So shortly after we tied the knot I started reading as I was bored silly. Now I couldn't imagine a life without books. Thanks for the post.
    Love you, mom

  3. Did I give you Chippy? Or nab it for you? Can't remember. Also, is it true Auntie didn't like reading until after she got married? Finding this hard to believe.