My post from a few days ago got me thinking about the drawings I did when I was young. I have always loved books, and several stick out in my memory from when I was young. I can still remember the illustrations and the words. They are the kind of books I would want my children to have.Window by Jeannie Baker is a picture book without words, showing the progression of the countryside through a window into a thriving city. It is a gorgeous evocative book, one of my favourites.The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base is another favourite. This whodunnit has the most intricate and thrilling illustrations and hidden puzzles and codes to solve as you try to work out who ate the feast! An absolute joy.
More Spaghetti, I Say! by Rita Golden Gelman and Jack Kerri still makes me laugh hysterically. It is a story of two monkeys, one with a major spaghetti eating problem. It is a rhyming book, and my mum used to read it with funny voices. We would read it over and over again. I still remember some of the lines:
"No, I can NOT! I can not come and play. Can't you see? I need more! More spaghetti, I say!"
What are some of you most memorable books from childhood? I would love to discover some new ones and remember some classics.