We’re kicking off Children’s Lit Week on Tipsy Lit today! What was your favorite book growing up?
Originally posted on ERICKA CLAY:
As readers, writers, and – well – generally awesome people, we can all trace our love of words back to the books we read when we were kids. What was the book that awakened your senses and made you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this world was glorious because of all the stories it contained?
For me, it was Eloise, written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight. When I spent the night with my Mimi as a little girl, we’d cuddle into bed after watching The Golden Girls* and read about the self-professed city child’s exploits in the New York Plaza Hotel. My grandmother read differently than my parents did; she paused for effect whenever Eloise said something particularly precocious, and she didn’t feign a childish sing-song voice for the decidedly mature Eloise.
*The indications of my glory keep piling up, don’t they?
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