Okay, I asked my now older children (10 and 13) what was their favorite story that I read to them when they were younger and hands down, no thought needed, Lisa McCourt & Cyd Moore’s I Love You, Stinky Face was their answer.
I’m trying to remember how we had stumbled across this sweet story. I honestly don’t think I would have chosen it from the racks and racks of books at the book store. I really think I picked it up at a yard sale….and I’m so glad we did. So I’ll encourage you to pick it up for either yourself, if you have children that you read to, or as a gift to someone who does–attention all Grandmas and Aunts.
It is a charming story of a little boy with a big imagination quizzing his mom with “what if” questions. What if I were a big, scary ape? Would you still love me then? Mom always gives a great mom response and the boy goes on with “But, Mama, but Mama” and the next question comes. After reading the book a few times, I would always pause and let the kids say in anticipation, “But, Mama, but Mama” and onto the next wild and crazy reason.
Reading to children is always time well spent. What is your all time favorite children story?