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What Book Got You Hooked?

August 9th, 2009 (11:35 am)
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Many thanks to Jules for the link to First Book's What Book Got You Hooked? campaign. Here's a little more about the program, in their own words:

"What Book Got You Hooked?" invites readers everywhere to celebrate unforgettable books from childhood and help provide new books to the children who need them most. First Book asks visitors to share the memory of the books that made them readers and then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books from First Book, helping to get more kids hooked on reading.

Past winners include Oklahoma in 2007 and Kentucky in 2008, with each state receiving 50,000 new books for children in need.

Join us this year in sharing the joy of great books with kids who need them most.

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What book got you hooked? - Reader responses
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My response:

When my mother tried to read books out loud to me, I would close the book and say, "No. Teach me." Thus, I learned how to read at read at an exceptionally young age - and The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood was one of the first books I remember reading over and over. It was hilarious! You, as the reader, became the narrator, and you were talking right to the little mouse - and, thanks to the cute illustrations, he was looking right at you!

So - what book got you hooked?

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)

I LOVE The Little Mouse, the Red, Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, LW! It was a fav in our house, too!

The Owl and the Pussycat was mine.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)

I'm so glad to hear someone else loved Big Hungry Bear! Have you read the sequel? It's cute. Nothing can touch the first for me, though.

Guessing this comment is from ... Lorie Ann?

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)

Aw. Have you read My World? That's the morning after Goodnight, Moon.

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)

Enjoy!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)

Oh yes! Those Woods make great books.

My response was: The Velveteen Rabbit. I remember reading it over and over and over to myself, and I can still quote the first paragraph from memory. I loved that Nursery Magic Fairy.

Jules
7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)

Yes, they do!

Aw. That book made me worried and sad.

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)

I had a thing for the Berenstain Bears...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)

Any favorite books?

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)

Hmmmmm.

Well ones that have stuck with me the most over the years (can't necessarily say they're my favorites though as there's a long list there) would be the "Messy Room", "Weekend at Grandma's", "Stage Fright" (obviously), "Too Much Birthday", "No Girls Allowed", "Too Much TV", "Trouble with Money"...

you see my problem here? I could go on...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)

*grin*

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)

Robert Munsch & then Archie Comics opened the door for me, I think. And then after that it was either Charlotte's Web or a movie novelization of The Little Mermaid. :) I think it was TLM, though. I remember being SO proud of finishing my first book and just wanting to read more more more more more!

~*courtney

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)

The Little Mermaid is my favorite animated Disney musical film.

I want to be where the people are . . .

Posted by: pasquin (pasquin)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)

The Little Red Hen. An economic lesson a preschooler could understand.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)

I love The Little Red Hen!

There's a very cute picture book coming out later this year called The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illustrated by Rosalinde Bonnet, that's a take-off on The Little Red Hen.

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