Sunday, August 07, 2011
In October of 2006, I published my very first Children's Book Monday. I'd only been blogging for nine months at that point, so it's funny to look back and see all the issues I had with spacing, and trying to figure out how to link the book and download the picture. Such an amateur! (She said tongue-in-cheek since she still has to google for html hints nearly every post.)
Since that very first "review", (which wasn't even a review at all, it was really just an excuse for me to talk about books. That's all.) I've written 139 more. 140 Children's Book Monday's. That makes me so happy! And while it isn't a well-known "meme" and there are rarely more than a few comments, or link ups to other reading mama's, it has warmed my heart over the years to hear of how our recommendations and book lists have blessed other families. I am so thankful for this opportunity to share our love of books!
This past week, Eliana brought home an old favorite from story time at the library. And as soon as I glimpsed the cover, as I have every time in the almost-five years since I very first set eyes on it, I wanted to plop down immediately and read it cover to cover.
It was Sophie's Masterpiece. My very first review.
We've read it countless times over the years, and since then have added Eileen Spinelli to our list of favorite authors, and Jane Dyer now holds a leading place on our favorite illustrator's list. The selfless spinning spider still captures our hearts today- I'm so grateful to be sharing this book with my girl now, who was not even a year old when we first read it!
So if you haven't been reading along with me since 2006 and you've never heard of this precious story, you can read about this classic CBM book here. And then you'll be adding it to your library list, I know it.
My friend, Anna, who often joins Children's Book Monday and shares her exquisite taste in children's books, is having a giveaway of three marvelous books this week- pop over here to read her review and enter!
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