This booklist of older (sadly-forgotten) children’s books is a treasure. This doesn’t mean they are not worthy of our time, but an evidence of how far we’ve actually slipped in the quality of our reading material.
Print this booklist before going to the library!
I loved listening to my mom read books like these in different voices to us when we were little. She told me she learned it from her mother, my Nana. She could make us laugh just by putting the emPHASis on the wrong sylLABle. She used an itsy-bitsy, squeaky mouse voice and a hysterical, booming giant voice. She tried to do all the voices. Sometime it was horrid, but always it made us feel engaged and very loved.