This morning on the news I read that Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are had died. My first exposure to this 1963 classic was when I had children and I fell in love with it immediately. It’s no wonder it was loved by all – it was written for children and adults alike without patronising either set.
I had many, many books throughout my childhood and a few of them have been passed down to the Polynesian Princess. I dare say that the Little Warrior won’t be getting his hands on these as she seems to be deeply attached to these books.
The one childhood book that I absolutely adored was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Have you read it? It’s just the most beautiful story about a friendship beween a boy and a tree. I never forgot the lessons this book taught me about love and friendship. Sadly, I don’t have my copy anymore and one day I will buy one for the Polynesian Princess and Little Warrior. And I hope they too will love the book as much as I did.
What was your favourite childhood book? Do you still have it?