I realize everyone in Illinois and Wisconsin will be glued to their televisions tomorrow, but I know there exists a small population of people who will not mind if they miss a touchdown or two. As the Bears and Packers go face-to-face (or is it head-to-head?) in one of the most anticipated games in B/P history, I might be in my basement, rooting through vintage treasures.
Where will you be talking smack tomorrow? Some may choose to embrace the cold winter and pile into various bars, while others may be celebrating at the home of a relative. I bring this up because my mother has recently unearthed from her basement some classic books from my childhood. If you happen to be at a residence that could potentially house your old stuff, ask for it back and whisk yourself down memory lane!
My children are very fond of the books my mother has discovered and I enjoy reliving the stories just as much!
Clotilda by Jack Kent, Random House, 1969
out-of-print book, Clotilda by Jack Kent, is a delightful tale about
two children who discover depressed fairy godmother, Clotilda. Tommy's
bad attitude quickly gets him changed into a donkey and Betty, the
charming little girl with a very cute bob, is granted three wishes. Both
my children love this book!
Sand Cake by Frank Asch, Parents Magazine Press, 1978
anyone remember this one? The story of Papa Bear and Baby Bear having
fun on the beach. Papa Bear challenges Baby Bear to a sand cake making
contest. No need to root through your old books! Read it to your kids now with this fun animated version!
ZooBooks by Wildlife Education Unlimited, 1981
loved getting my ZooBooks magazine in the mail! My daughter loves flipping through
these old publications and I was happy to learn that the publishing
company, Wildlife Education Unlimited, is still in business! A magazine subsription is a wonderful gift for children!
Panda the Doctor by Oda Taro, Rand McNally, 1983
The Panda Series features sweet, innocent Panda who has a very vivid imagination. In this book, Panda pretends he is a doctor and takes care of his stuffed animals, his dog, cat, fish and his mother.
Have you shared your old favorites with your children?
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