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Millions of Cats

A great way to get a *spark* of creativity is to get in touch with your inner child.  Do you have a favorite book from your childhood?  If you do, dig it out or take a trip to the library, the book store or find it online and get it in your hands again.  You’ll be amazed at the sheer thrill and excitement of paging through that book again.  My grandma Alberta used to read Wanda Gag’s “Millions of Cats” to us when we’d visit.  The book had survived a house fire and was aged with love.  I can still hear grandma saying,

“Hundreds of cats,
Thousands of cats,
Millions and billions and trillions of cats.”

The pen and ink drawings are precious and I can’t help but love that Wanda Gag grew up in rural Minnesota just like me ;)

What is your favorite book from childhood?  Share it with us below! (And then go find it and curl up in a creative corner and give yourself the pleasure of reading it again.)

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8 Comments

  1. I loved all the Little Golden Books. Also a book about a little girl who meets a dragon and goes on an enchanted adventure!

  2. Ooo – or how about two girls and a sand-dragon?!!!

  3. I loved The Giving Tree and The Scribble Monster… I wonder if I still have them around some where…

  4. I think I’ve heard of The Giving Tree but never The Scribble Monster – I like it already! I’m going to check them both out at the library. I love picture books!

  5. Some of my favorite books were the Bobbsey Twins and Hardy Boys. I read ‘em all. Today the Hardy Boys are all grown up, drive fast cars and jet all over the world! And kids still enjoy them. Lill

  6. I can’t for the life of me remember any favorite children books, Never was a reader! But My son’s favorite book now is “Where the Wild Things Are.” And i thoroughly enjoy reading it to him!

  7. My grandpa always read the “The Little Red Hen” to me. It’s a Golden Book. My grandpa was a farmer with all the animals in the book. My boyfriend now says that book is how I got my “I’ll do it myself” attitude.

  8. James, “Where the Wild Things Are” was a staple in my house. I bet your little guy would love to dress up in a suit and play with those wild things!

    Jeanette, I love the little red hen! The do it yourself attitude is a good trait, although getting a helping hand sometimes is nice too ;)

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