I've been reading books for as long as I can remember. As a kid I had a large collection of Dr. Seuss and The Berenstain Bears books. When I was older I handed them down to younger cousins who enjoyed them as much as I did. I then began reading books like Junie B. Jones, Amber Brown, Goosebumps (oooh scary), and who could forget The Babysitters Club! All this reminiscing was brought on by a recent day spent walking the streets of San Francisco with no particular destination when suddenly I came across a gem of an art gallery featuring Dr. Seuss's art. I wanted to buy everything except the animal heads hanging on the wall, those freaked me out a bit. I should back up and tell you what Dr. Seuss means to me *clears throat* I already mentioned I adored his books as a kid, and when I was about 12 I realized that we also shared a birthday. Ha, I thought I was so lucky, sharing a birthday with the awesome-est person evah! I guess you could call Dr. Seuss my *said in a worshipping voice* hero. Because not only did he write amazing books (that rhymed), in them he shared wisdom in such a way that that was enjoyable both to kids and adults alike. He created characters who were lovable (and sometimes annoying, green eggs and ham rings a bell) but relatable as they learned their lessons (again green eggs and ham rings a bell) oh did I mention Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite works of his? Yep, I learned my lesson too :)
So tell me, what books did you enjoy as a kid?
Who is your hero?
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