Thursday, September 13, 2012


Show of hands...who knows what The BFG is?

Without checking with Google first. Anyone?

Ok, I'll tell you. The BFG is a children's chapter book written by Roald Dahl. I have such sweet, nostalgic memories of this particular book. I can remember quite vividly sitting at my 6th grade desk in Mrs. George's class coloring or working on some other art project while she sat on the top of an empty desk and read aloud to us.

I was immediately lost in the story of Sophie and the Big, Friendly Giant. It was full of child-eating giants and silly words, wild adventures and dreams you could pick up and keep.

It's a great little story. One that has lingered, somewhat faded, on the periphery of my memory.

I've shared before how my 7 year old is not a big fan of reading right now. And how that is completely unacceptable in my home. :) So I dug deep to remember some of my favorite these-books-made-me-love-stories books. And all I could remember was a little girl and a giant.

Thanks to modern technology, that phrasing was all Google needed to spit back at me the title of the book I was searching for. Thanks to Amazon, The BFG arrived within three days. And thanks to Mr. Dahl my son is eagerly awaiting each chapter to find out what happens to the Fleshlumpeater, to Sophie and to the BFG.

Stories transport us. And that's what I love most about words.

Tell me: What stories have transported you? What book did you love as a child? What words have most changed your life?

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  1. My favorite book was Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber. When I became the Academy Director for a child care center, I made sure to order that book and I loved going into the classrooms and reading it to the children!

    I also remember our librarian reading a book called Ickle Bickle Robin. I don't remember the author or a whole lot of the story, but I do remember how fun and animated she was. Mrs. Betty. :) Fun post!

  2. Don't you love it when you find books that captivate your kids? There are so many wonderful ones out there today, but each generation has its classics.

    When I think back to picture books that stand out in my memory, I come up with three: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Make Way for Ducklings, and The Little House. Even though it's been close to fifty years since my Kindergarten teacher read those books to my class, I can still remember the story lines and some of the illustrations.

    Because I'm a tad bit older than you, Lacie, I have another set of memories, that of reading books to my college daughter when she was young. She loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, and Goodnight Moon.

    1. Well, Keli, it just goes to show that great stories last. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Foot Book and Goodnight Moon are all books we own and love too! :)

  3. Like Keli, I loved The Little House and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I also loved The Little House on the Prairie books, Marguerite Henry books, and Boxcar Children books.

    And I read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and the Foot Book to my kids! :)

    My daughter, studying to be an Early Childhood Education Teacher, loves the Skippyjon Jones books for reading aloud.

    1. I'll have to look into Skippyjon Jones. I've not heard of that one. Thanks Erica!

  4. Lacie, Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower now. It's so nice to *meet* you!

    I love Roald Dahl. He's just amazing. I love THE TWITS, especially. Many fond memories of that one. :D


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