Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Summer essentials

Our current post-swimming, late afternoon hammock reading. At first I thought it was just nostalgia on my part, but I never get tired of the Robert McCloskey books. Both the illustrations and the stories are thoroughly enchanting. They're classics.

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  1. Anonymous9:06 AM

    All wonderful, wonderful books and perfect hammock reading.

    Next trip to the library, try ANDREW HENRY'S MEADOW, MISS RUMPHIUS, and THE MONEY TREE. You won't be disappointed.

    lurban

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  2. Oh I love those books! It looks & sounds like you're having a great time.

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  3. Ah, uncanny! ALL (but the Maine book) of these were hanging around our house a long time ago. I second "Miss Rumphius."

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  4. oh, those are my favorites!

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  5. We love Blueberries for Sal! Our library has a copy accompanied by a cassette tape (circa 1970's?) It's pretty hokey, but my son loves it - there are songs and sing-alongs on the flip side.

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  6. indeed, fantastic books! blueberries for sal is a huge hit at my house right now! the little one just discovered blueberries herself -- you might imagine the squeals as we turn the pages.

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  7. We keep renewing the McCloskey treasury -- my daughter is fond of Old Sneep in "Lentil". Enjoy!

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  8. We *love* Robert McCloskey! Our favorites are Lentil & One Morning in Maine, especially since DD has her first loose tooth. Enjoy!

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  9. Make Way for Ducklings! Oh, my gosh, my favorite early childhood book! And I'm talking a childhood of over 40 years ago. Of course, I read it to mine, too, when they were little!
    Reading to your kids has to be one of the best things about being a parent. I just loved that cuddle time!

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  10. Loved courduroy as a kid...need to find that in the library next time.

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  11. Oh, Michigan. Now you're really making me homesick. . . . Sigh!

    You've captured it perfectly.

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  12. they all look wonderful...i'll have to check them out next time i'm cruising the library aisles.

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  13. They make me want to live in Maine!

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