I love books. All types of books. When I was younger and lived in my childhood home, my brother’s room was full of bookshelves, and I was jealous of his room. Yes, I had the nice and “pretty” room, but I wanted the ceiling to roof room. How awesome was that?!
Anyway, as some of you know, I’ve been helping to plan a baby shower, and one of the gifts I gave were books. I think that it’s very important for each and every child to say that they’ve held a book. With modern technology growing, I still think that infants, babies, and toddlers need the time that mommy and/or daddy reads to them with an actual and physical book. While I was in the process of deciding which book to get for this precious baby, I wanted them all to be special, sweet, and family like. These books don’t exist anymore. What happened to the (types of ) books like “The Runaway Bunny,” “The Velveteen Rabbit,” any Golden Book, and of course, the Aesop’s Fables (which I had to have help to find)? I’m about to be 31, so maybe for me those books are all “classics,” but in the stores they seem very obsolete. Is that sad to anyone? It is to me.
This leads me to my point of this blog. When I was a kid, I loved bedtime the most because my mom would always read a book to me and my brother – sometimes two a night, one for him and one for me. One of my favorite reads that she read was any book that the Berenstain Bears created. I was saddened tonight when I found out that the Co-Creator of Stan and Jan Berenstain had passed. Read THIS for more information on the death of one of the greatest children’s author – ever! What was your favorite Berenstain Bear book?