Thursday, September 19, 2013

Follow Me Friday #28 - Picture Book Favorites

 
     So, Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's where you answer the weekly question and then link yourself and you go and check out other blogs of your interest, helping to support out endeavors as a community. Also, do it just because it's fun! :)
 
Q:  What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid?  If you have kids, what are your favorite books to read to them?
 
A:  I was crazy about books in general, but there are some that stand out for me as a kid.  I do not have kids yet, and never was much of a babysitter, so these ones are all my own bucket of nostalgia.  Here's some of the particularly vivid ones that have stuck with me:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
      My especial obsessions were probably Corduroy, Piggie Pie, Stellaluna, and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  Anything Franklin, Little Critter, or Clifford as well!  I can't wait to see your childhood favorites and I hope you have a great Friday!  Thanks so much for stopping by! :)  I do prefer Bloglovin' follows, but am also trying to build up my Facebook and Twitter followings (especially my Facebook page).  All the links are on the right sidebar! <3  Also, please vote on my October Read-Along Poll!  Thanks! :)
 
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45 comments:

  1. OMG! The cover for Piggie Pie kinda creeps me out. LOL

    New follower via GFC

    Here's My #FF

    Debbie @ Keep Calm & Read Romance

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    1. Piggie Pie is an awesome book, crazy cover and all. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hopping through. Love Cordoroy. I haven't read If YOu Give a Mouse a Cookie, but it looks like the type of book I'd love.
    My Hop

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    1. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is awesome, you should totally read it! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Oh you've got some great ones on there! I can't believe how many I've forgotten. I think I'm going to spend some time reading some old picture books this weekend just for old times sake!

    Thanks for stopping by. New follower :-)
    Berls @ <a href="http://fantasyismorefun.com>Fantasy is More Fun</a>

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    1. I know, I had forgotten a lot of them as well. I can't believe they stuck well enough after almost 20 years that I could remember ten of them! :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. I adore Stellaluna and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! I have a tendency to quote the latter from time to time when someone wants something after they've just asked me for something else. Haha!

    My FF

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    1. I should start quoting from that one too! :) LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love so many of these!

    New follower via Bloglovin'.
    My FF

    Emily @All in a Book

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    1. I love them all, even as an adult! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. The one I recognize is corduroy! I love this week's question; it gives us the excuse to reminiscence a little bit :) New follower via bloglovin'!
    Follow Friday

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    1. I love reminiscing about old favorite books! :) And Corduroy was an obsession for me at one point. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Aw great pick! Brings back some memories! Check out what I picked =)

    new follower


    -Amanda P


    Where the Night Kind Roam

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    1. I know right? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I know a few of those but a couple are completely unfamiliar! Great choices! Old bloglovin follower


    Donna @ A Happy Booker

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    1. I saw some unfamiliar ones on other people's lists too! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I love Little Golden Books! They're so awesome!

    New Follower!

    My FF @ A Novel Idea by Chrissy T

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    1. I read SO many of them as a kid, cause my older sister had collected them before I was born! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Anna,
    The Piggie Pie makes me smile as soon as I've seen the cover! The Mitten has me intrigued, I will need to check it. My nephew will be happy for Christmas!
    New Follower,
    Lucie
    http://newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Piggie Pie is funny and I remember being read The Mitten in elementary school (we had activities for it too). It's a great one! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I loved all of those, especially Peter Rabbit! New follower :)

    Crim Reviews

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    1. Peter Rabbit is always a fave, so timeless! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  12. OOoh my!! I remember these! Loved the Miss Nelson books and Stellaluna!! Great picks!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Glad to see someone else remembers Miss Nelson! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. We have just about all of those in our mini-library. Although we so need to add Piggie Pie ;)

    Meredith
    http://diamondinroughcoal.blogspot.com/2013/09/follow-me-friday-28-picture-book.html

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    1. Piggie Pie is awesome Meredith! Check it out from the library and you'll find out! :)

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  14. Hey, great picks. I enjoy reading about everyone's childhood reading memories. Unfortunately, I don't know any of your guy's books because I'm from Germany and we had different books over here.

    Old Follower.

    This is my Follow Friday!

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    1. Never too late to check out a good kid's book! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I totally forgot about Corduroy and The Little Red Hen. Peter Rabbit's a good one too! Old follower via Bloglovin'. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday!

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    1. I had a Corduroy fixation! And that hen made me feel so damn guilty! LOL Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  16. How could I forget Peter Rabbit!!! Awesome choices, Anna. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Old follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

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    1. I almost forgot poor Peter too and had to choose between him and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Anna, I see you've now followed via GFC, too. So, I've returned the favour and am now following you there as well. :)

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  18. I've seen a few of the books you mentioned on several lists, i'm not really familiar with them but they're crowd faves so they must be awesome!

    new follower via facebook but old one via gfc!

    Guinevere & Libertad @ TwinjabookReviews

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    1. You should check them out, you're never too old for a picture book! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I want piggie pie. And hey, it's my first time to encounter the said term. Is piggie pie for real? Coz I wanna taste it and see if it's yummy. YUm!

    I am now hungry! *sighs*

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Old bloglovin follower.

    - Thoughts and Pens Feature Follow

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    1. I don't know it Piggie Pie is real by that name, but I do think Pork Pie exists! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I loved Clifford! You've got some fabulous choices here :) Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Thank you! :) I had almost forgotten Clifford and was hitting myself upside the head. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. There's a newish book out called "Clink" which is kind of a retelling of "Corduroy" except instead of being a bear that nobody wants, Clink is a robot that no one wants. You should check it out! I like it a lot. (And of course I love "Corduroy," too!).

    Here's my FF, if you're interested:
    http://thepookapicks.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/feature-follow-friday-9/

    And here's a "Clink" link:
    http://www.amazon.com/Clink-Kelly-DiPucchio/dp/006192928X

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    1. Thanks for telling me about Clink and for stopping by this week! :) Sounds like an interesting retelling.

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  22. Stopping by for the first time...oh my Miss Nelson is Missing!! I remember that book. OH, I totally forgot that. I think I need to get that for my son. Kids books are so fun :)

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