Author: Pam Adams
Publisher: Child's Play-International
Published: January 6, 1972
Format: Hardcover $10.50 CDN
Why I love it: When I was little I had a very special friend (my then step father) who used to entertain me to no end with purchases of Alf dolls (if you don't know what an Alf doll is I may just cry a little but message me and I'll be happy to show you...as a matter of fact I'll show you what one is at the end of this post), doing magic tricks, and singing to me this book/song at bedtime. My favorite part was, "There was an old lady who swallowed a spider, that wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her." For the full lyrics to this song click here.
Author: Mercer Mayer
Approx price of each book: $4.99 - $10.00 CDN (Softcover)
Website: Little Critter
Why I loved this series: My favorite book in this series is the one shown in the picture; "I Just Forgot." Released in 1988 (7 years after I was born) this book always made me laugh because I was forever telling my family that, "I forgot" when asked to do chores or other parent directed suggestions or demands. With beautifully illustrated pictures, humorous and innocent themes this series and the book, "I Forgot" captured my heart and the hearts of many other children over the years. What I really like is the variety of books that Mercer Mayer wrote, each with a different theme such as, Just Grandpa and Me, All By Myself, Just Me In The Tub, I Was Just So Mad, and many more there is a book for every occasion. When I have children of my own (hopefully soon) I can't wait to fill their library with all my favorite Little Critters.
Author: Mary Norton
Published: September 10, 1953
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover $21.50 CDN
From the Publisher:
This is the classic story--read and loved by children all over the world--of Pod, Homily, and their daughter, Arrietty, who live under the kitchen floor in a quiet, half-empty house and get their livelihood by borrowing from the human beans. Delectable fantasy.--Booklist
I really don't feel as though the publishers synopsis really tells you anything about the book so I have included the trailer to the movie based on the novel.
Why I loved it: I believed and do believe to this day that either my stuffed animals come to life and steel my socks or its house hippos or "borrowers." I have always had a fascination with bringing every day inanimate things to life and believing in things you can't see but as a child know exist. Somehow this book reminds me of those beliefs!
I have more "favorites" but instead of including more books I felt compelled to also include some of my other childhood "favorite things." Keep in mind I was born in 1982 so you may or may not remember any of these things.
I had *cough* still have, a HUGE obsession with stuffed animals (Build a Bear is the best invention ever). Below you will find a picture or two of some of the stuffed animals I loved as a child. Additionally below you will find a variety of my favorites toys, games, shoes, etc because I got carried away and slightly excited at remembering all my old childhood favorite things. Forgive me that this post is less then 50% about books and more like 90% me reliving my childhood through google image searches.
Oh Shera....I loved playing with your pink castle
When I found this on youtube I did a little happy dance on my couch!
I slept on Rainbow Brite sheets like all littler girls should :) Who is Rainbow Brite you may ask? Well I am so glad you asked, let me show you (after I post a picture of my sheets)!!!
Best game ever!
Coolest stuffed animal ever!
If you don't know or understand what a Popple is see the below commercial for a demonstration!
Jelley shoes were so stylish!
This little "bedtime buddy" as it was marketed kept the monsters away with its happy glowing face.
"Alf meet my readers, readers meet Alf the coolest alien life form to ever exist!"
Ok I'll stop now lol....Really I will, but first I leave you with my favorite commercial from when I was younger!
Hope you weren't to bored lol. Happy reading!