Sunday, March 14, 2010

Monday Musings - Picture Books

Thanks for Rebecca's blog 'Just One More Page' for Monday Musings...



Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about picture books.
Do you have a favourite picture book, either from your own childhood, or reading to you children?

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I remember picture books better from babysitting than my own childhood. (I was reading Agatha Christie in grammar school, of course.) I babysat a four year old who always corrected me if I skipped a word - I thought she could read. The mom laughed so hard - the little girl had memorized every book! She'd make you point at the words as you read them.

I don't remember specific titles...

I do remember a lion over a blue background and he was down in the dumps (I think this made up the title). I used to read it as a child over and over when I went to my grandparents house. (They've since given it to me!)

I loved it because this guy (this lion) was down in the dumps and I learned that meant he was sad and everyone tried to cheer him up but he just wanted to be sad.

It taught me that everyone gets "down in the dumps" and it's okay. It's a natural human event and you'll get over it and if people are bugging you when you feel miserable - it's only because they care.

So I guess that's my favorite in the sense it's the only one I can recall impacting me.

I think it's called, 'Lionel is Down in the Dumps'...

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Edit - Here is the picture of the book.

'Lion is Down in the Dumps'.
I must have gotten 'Lionel' from Thundercats.


He looks so sad!

10 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I haven't heard of this one. I remember Peter Rabbit amongst others.

Here is mine

Susan B. Evans said...

I've never heard of Lionel before :) I have so many favorites that I just keep thinking of more and more...

caite said...

no younger siblings..never babysat...maybe that is why I can't remember any for kids. but who says they have to be just for kids...

Nise' said...

My kids knew when I skipped words too! Not familiar with the lion story either.

Debbie said...

I used to have this book... or my kids did anyway.

fredamans said...

Looks cute! But new to me to.


http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/musing-picture-books.html

Lori said...

Never heard of it. I didn't have much of a picture book childhood. Here'smine

Irene said...

My kids knew when I skipped too. That's so special that they gave you that book. You must have been a great babysitter.

Anonymous said...

While I was reading your post I thought his name was Lionel too! I thought I had that book. Same thing happened with me when I would babysit. I would try to get through the book quicker by skipping words and ALWAYS got caught :)
Dana

Life Ramblings said...

i enjoy books by Agatha Christie. her stories are intriguing and i like her quirky sense of humour.