Name: Darby Stickler Online Home: Fly Through Our Window My favorite children's book and why I love it: Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? Really, anything by Scarry is a hit at our house. My husband and I particularly love Scarry because he was a staple in our homes when we were children. From his captivating illustrations, to the entertaining and educational material you can't go wrong with Richard Scarry. Not to mention, finding Lowly the worm on the page creates anticipation for our children as each page turns. In fact, we love What Do People Do All Day so much that our cover has been ripped off and taped back on with duct tape... hence the photograph includes another Scarry classic, The Best Storybook Ever, which is in "very used condition" too but without the duct tape!
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My children's favorite books: • Morgan (5, almost 6): Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books. (We have just recently started reading these at night to the girls and Morgan especially can hardly wait to "read a chapter" every night!) • Paige (4): Rosemary Wells' Bunny Cakes • John Martin (2): He loves anything by Scarry... they usually have trucks, airplanes, tractors and big machines. He not only loves to be read to, but he can also sit and look for a long time.
A children's book illustrator I adore: Can I have a three-way tie? If so, it's a toss up between Eloise Wilkins, Alexandra Day (We LOVE Carl!!), & Rosemary Wells! If my life so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: What Did I Used to Do All Day? (My days are so full, I can hardly remember the days before children, they fill me up in more ways than one and life is so much richer with them in our lives!) Thanks Darby! More Darby: See the glorious makeover of Darby's kids' bathroom here. Her blog, Fly Through Our Window, is equal parts inspiration (sewing and recipes), hilarity (I'm still chuckling about John Martin's spring haircut) and portrait of a fun, loving (and fun-lovin') family.