What is the first book you remember reading?

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What is the first book you remember reading?

Post by hsimone » 03 May 2017, 10:50

Several people begin their love for reading as a child. Was this the case for you? What is the earliest book you remember reading or the earliest book that was read to you?

Reflecting on this book, how is similar and/or different from Farmer Beau's Farm? Was it a picture book? What was the genre? Were the main characters animals, humans, or both? Do you still have this book?

Most importantly, what makes this book memorable?
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Post by Jessiebessie123 » 03 May 2017, 12:39

I started reading "hen pen" it is a afrikaans book about a hen who does all the work.

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Post by Amagine » 03 May 2017, 17:55

The first book I remember having read to me was "Hop on Pop" by Dr. Seuss. The first book I ever read by myself was a Disney book. I can't remember it too well but I remember Mickey Mouse being in the book and I remember running to my parents and proudly telling them that I can read by myself.
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Post by Eniekko » 03 May 2017, 20:36

I remember reading Grimm's Fairytales. It seriously got me hooked because the letters were big and the art was really nice.
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Post by gali » 03 May 2017, 22:55

The first book I remember having read to me was a tale from Grimm's Fairytales. The first book I ever read by myself was Pippi Langstrump. I still got the books.
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Post by Natalie Charlene » 04 May 2017, 14:48

I can't remember exactly which one it was, but my earliest recollection of books and reading are the Little Critter books. Whenever I go to my parents, I have to go through and read one or two of them. Even as an adult, I find them awesome.

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Post by Lest92 » 04 May 2017, 19:14

It was one of those big cardboard picture books of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs - I remember because the illustrations were so simple but so uncanny.

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Post by Steph K » 05 May 2017, 09:52

Does anybody remember Little Golden Books? I had a bunch of those and I they are the earliest books I can remember. The Poky Little Puppy was a favorite.

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Post by hsimone » 05 May 2017, 15:21

Steph K wrote:Does anybody remember Little Golden Books? I had a bunch of those and I they are the earliest books I can remember. The Poky Little Puppy was a favorite.
Oh my gosh!! Yes, I had a number of them too. I loved The Poky Little Puppy!! I completely forgot this adorable puppy. I read it all the time! I actually don't know if I could find this book. If it's still around, it would be at my parents' house. I should look into this. Thank you for the great reminder! :D
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Post by CaitlynLynch » 05 May 2017, 17:30

I don't know exactly which one it was, nor do I remember the incident in question, but I was a precocious child and my mother taught me to read well before I went to school. On my first day at primary school, she told the teacher I could already read and the teacher tried to get me to read a 'Peter and Jane' picture book. I rolled my eyes at her, and she told me to choose a book from the shelf and read that instead.
Apparently, I selected one of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books and read the whole first chapter aloud, without mistakes. I was four.

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Post by Jaime Lync » 05 May 2017, 19:47

My earliest memory of a book is asking my mother to read the scriptures (book of St.Mathew specifically) to me when I was about 6 and I was so sick that I thought I was on my deathbed.

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Post by godreaujea » 06 May 2017, 16:54

Probably Goodnight Moon. :)
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Post by Tomiwa » 06 May 2017, 19:06

Bread by ED Mc Bain

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Post by Steffi30 » 06 May 2017, 19:15

The first book I remember reading or having read to me was a book with Mother Goose in the title. I don't remember the exact name of the book.
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Post by psychopathycathy » 06 May 2017, 19:29

For me it's I Love You, Little One! It was this kid's book that had absolutely beautiful illustrations and my mom would read it to me all the time.

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