Thursday, September 19, 2013

**Feature & Follow ~ #33**


Happy Friday and welcome to the Blog Hop! 

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by the talented ladies behind AlisonCanRead and Parajunkee's View. The intent of this blog hop is to get out there and meet other bloggers and gain new followers yourself. What sets this blog hop apart is the Feature. Each week, two blogs are featured, one at AlisonCanRead and one at Parajunkee's View. So make sure to hop over to those blogs to check out this week's Features.

This week's Features are:
Fantasy is More Fun
Simply Sensational Book Fanatics
This week's question is: 

What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are some favorites you read to them?

Ah, picture books. I've gotta say, I love 'em! I don't really remember having any favorites as a child but I was an early reader, so... I loved reading them to my kids though. And now that they're too old for me to read to them, I sometimes peruse the children's section of my bookstore or library for old favorites and new ones, and read them to myself! ;)

A few favorites are:

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry BearIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie133526

The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)StellalunaGiraffes Can't Dance


What about y'all? What are your favorites?

35 comments:

  1. Great list, Brandee! I remember most of those. So fun! :D

    My FF

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  2. Awwwh I can't believe I forgot about If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!
    Now I feel guilty haha!Love your picks!
    New Follower!

    Here's my F&F

    -Marii @The Words Written

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  3. Hopping through. I've never read Blueberries for Sal, but my friend loved it so much that she named her child Sal.
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    1. Blueberries for Sal was always a favorite and my kids really enjoyed it too. :)

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  4. I used to read Giraffes Can't Dance with a little girl I babysat. She loved it so much that we read it over and over and over and before I knew it, she was correcting my mistakes LOL. Hard to believe that was only like a year ago!

    Thanks for stopping by. Old follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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    1. Gotta love it when kids correct you while reading! LOL My oldest daughter was able to recite Are You My Mother at about 3...she got tired of my mistakes! ;)

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  5. Poky & If YOu Give a Mouse were my younger brothers faves. I remember having to read those to him. Great picks!

    New follower via GFC

    Here's My #FF

    Debbie @ Keep Calm & Read Romance

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    1. I used to read Poky to my daughter before she was born. She loved it even then. :) Thanks for following. I followed back. :)

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  6. I can't even guess how many times I read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

    New follower via GFC.
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    Emily @All in a Book

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    1. LOL Yeah, I think I can recite parts of all those books! ;)

      Thanks for following. I followed back. Happy Reading!

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  7. I've gotten "If You Give a Mouse" from the library before to read to my daughter... she liked it.

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    1. It's a great book! I like the others in the series as well. :)

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

    new bloglovin follower


    -Amanda P


    Where the Night Kind Roam

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    1. Yeah, this week's topic does have my feeling nostalgic! ;) Thanks for following - I followed back. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Awww! The Pokey Little Puppy! I remember reading that all the time! And I read it to my son now :)

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    1. Isn't that book the greatest?!? I'm glad you and your son are enjoying it now.

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  10. Nice! Forgot about Stellaluna. That one just seems like a distant memory, not one that I owned, but I remember it being read to me at one point! Also remember Blueberries for Sal, vaguely at least. The cover sparks a memory!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yeah, Stellaluna and Verdi are two of my all-time favorites!

      Hope you have a lovely weekend, Jessica!

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  11. Nice choices. :)

    Here is my FF http://between-my-lines.blogspot.gr/2013/09/feature-and-follow-25-childrens-books.html

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Athina. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. These are new to me but nice picks :)

    Happy Friday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/09/feature-and-follow-65.html

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    1. Glad I could introduce you to some new picture books, Shane! :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  13. Nice list :)

    Here's my FF .

    Old follower :)

    Zareena @ Books and Books

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  14. I haven't read these, I don't think, but they look fab!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. :)

    Old follower.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

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    1. I'm so happy I could introduce you to some of my favorites, Sandra!

      I hope you're having a splendid weekend!

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  15. The book with the mouse on it....I almost died.It's so cute!I unfortunately aren't familiar with any of your choices but they look so adorable!

    New follower via bloglovin and gfc!

    Guinevere & Libertad @ TwinjabookReviews

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    1. I loved the cover of that one too - it's why I picked it up. And the story is equally as cute. The illustrations are lovely. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm following you now as well. Happy Reading!

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  16. On the first day of preschool, John's teacher read If you give a mouse a cookie. All the kids were fidgety except for him. At the end he says, "I love that book!" So cute! I really love getting to read to the boys.

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    1. That is too cute, Robyn! I really love all the books in this series. Truly, I adore picture books. When I was the children's dept mgr, I used to do story time twice a week. And I would go pick out like 15 books, sit down and read through them all so I could pick what I wanted to read for the month. It eased my heartache over not getting to read to my kiddos anymore. Luckily, even though Jax has been reading since he was 3, he (and the girls) would still let me read to them. Geronimo Stilton is a fantastic series! I bet your boys might like it too. And they're fun to read aloud. Sky was like 13 and would still stop in and listen to me read those books to Berk & Jax. :) *sniff* Where does the time go?!? :)

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  17. Great choices Brandee! This week is bringing back so many good memories :)

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Thanks, Traci. It is making me nostalgic...I swear they grow up too fast! LOL Luckily I still have all these books so I can read them anytime I want...even if my kiddos are too 'big' to listen anymore. ;)

      Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, Traci!

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  18. Love your picks! I almost chose If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - love that book! That's another one I'm reading to my son just about every night right now. I remember Blueberries for Sal and of course The Poky Little Puppy. Classics! The other three look fun - I'll have to check those out. :D Thanks for stopping by My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

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