Today is World Book Day. All across the UK children have gone to school dressed as their favourite characters from books. This got me thinking back to when I was just a little person myself. I loved books! I am sure that is no surprise to my blog readers. Here are some of my very first favourite characters from books:
I first loved Russell C. Hoban’s Frances the badger when I was just a preschooler and owned all her books. They are some of the few that I have held onto all these years and passed on to my own children.
I could never resist reading an Amelia Bedelia book when I was about six. I found her one of the most humorous characters out there. I think Peggy Parish was a genius for writing her and I still find myself smiling when I read the stories.
I think I was actually in third grade when I first discovered Judy Blume and all her Fudge books but never the less I loved reading about pesky little Fudge.
In forth grade I read every single Laura Ingalls book several times over. My best friend and I were obsessed with these books and the show. We used to even pretend to be Laura and Mary every day on the playground.
I think soon after forth grade I graduated to YA books even though I was not quite a young adult and I did not read so many series style books except of course for those naughty but delightful V.C. Andrews books that I hid from my parents of course.
How about you? Who were your favourite or the most memorable book characters from your childhood? What books got you hooked on reading?
- Celebrating World Book Day (thereaderonline.co.uk)
- World book day: Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson writes a book to celebrate (thesun.co.uk)
- World Book Day 2012 (gryphonschoollrc.wordpress.com)
- World Book Day: Children’s Laureate to take part in first online festival (telegraph.co.uk)