I must be in a nostalgic mood this week. I did a post on toys and games from my childhood on Sunday and today my mind has drifted back to books that I loved when I was little. I had many favorites throughout my childhood, but 3 specifically came to my mind today.
Frog and Toad were best friends and I enjoyed reading their stories over and over again.
If there were mishaps, it usually happened to Toad. Poor Toad! Their stories brought laughter, and you could also clearly see the strong friendship they had.
I still have these books and there was one chapter from this book called “The Letter”. Toad was sad, for day after day he watched for the mail and day after day passed without him ever getting a letter. Frog got the clever idea to write him a letter. He wrote it and gave it to the snail going down the road. He asked the snail to deliver it to Toad’s mailbox and the snail said he would.
Frog then went to Toad’s house to watch out the window for the mail and Toad thought that was very strange of him. Toad told him how it was useless for he never gets any mail. Four days later the snail finally arrived and Toad got his letter, which made him so very happy.
You can’t help but feel happy for Toad, can you!
This is a fun story about a witty mouse and how he outwits a weasel, who caught him, with the intention of making Mouse Soup to eat. I of course cheered on the little mouse. I re-read this story a lot too. I may have known what was coming, but I still can remember how much I would laugh each time at the wit of the mouse.
Little Bear stories warmed my heart, for he was such a sweet little bear. He could be good at getting himself into trouble at times, but you always knew that he was very loved by his family.
It was fun thinking of the warm, happy feelings that these books brought back to me. It made me realize how memorable books really can be and how even simple stories can touch your heart and leave an impact.
I really intended this to be just a story of some favorite books of mine when I was very little. I couldn’t help but see some of the similarities though to “The Odessa Chronicles.”
I smile at how one of the earliest books that I loved to read was about friendship, the stories about Frog and Toad. That is a strong theme in “The Odessa Chronicles”. I laugh too at the wit behind “Mouse Soup” for “The Odessa Chronicles” definitely has its share of wit in it. Plus the “Little Bear” stories warmed my heart with love. and the characters from me and Colin’s book have totally filled my heart with love.
Not only do these books have similarities to the book Colin and I wrote, but they describe my life as well!
Love, Friendship and Wit are all strong threads that run through my life!
One just never knows how strongly we can be influenced by what we read, listen to, or see. What books do you remember reading when you were very young? Feel free to share below, would love to hear!