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My favorite children's book and why I love it
: I LOVED Pippi Longstocking
. She was so quirky (her stockings never matched) and independent (she lived in a house on her own) and strong (she could pick up her horse over her head!). My 6 year old self wanted to be her. My current favorite is Dr. Seuss's Oh the Places You'll Go
. In the photo you can see my kid on his newly acquired bike with his newly acquired riding skills; there's no stopping him now. I dream that one day I will be able to read this book to him without choking up so badly that he says "Mama, why aren't you reading?!" in his little annoyed tone. But I'm not holding my breath.
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My children's favorite book: His first favourite was I know a Rhino by Charles Fuge. More recently it's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl that has made the most impact on his little life so far.
A children's book illustrator I adore: Dr. Seuss. I completely admire his ability to create seemingly plausible worlds with so much whimsy and imagination. One day I would like a Seuss-inspired garden. Of course, I will have to pay someone to do it because my inner green thumb has yet to be discovered.
If my life so far were turned into a children's book the title would be: Well, I didn't graduate from college until my late 20s which postponed my career. Then I didn't officially tie the knot until my mid 30s and didn't have my first child until 38. So I will say Better Late that Never