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May Birthday Giveaway: ABC poster from Matthew Porter

ABC poster

What’s going on here? My site started ten years ago this month and to celebrate I’m giving away something each weekday. Because I like you.

Yay! Today I have the ABC Poster from Matthew Porter to give away. Matthew Porter is a Seattle illustrator and childrens book author whose distinctive style has become familiar to our household, we’ve bought several of his books for our niece and nephews. His wife, Andrea, is the administrative side of the business (and since I work with her in the GBA I can tell you she is a force). They owned the Bluebottle art gallery here in Seattle for eight years. In addition to his books he sells original art and onsies, hoodies and posters in the shop. His most familiar character is a monkey and his book Monkey World is a lot of fun, I have to admit we read through a few times before mailing it off to our niece and nephew. I absolutely love that Matthew offers his top 10 childrens books for inspiration (bottom half of the page), there are a few books there I just barely remember.

If you’d like to win the ABC poster please leave a comment with this entry. You have until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18th to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like something to mention here is a question to answer: Did you have a book as a kid that you remember to this day? Mine was Dr. Seuss’s The First of Octember, because my birthday falls early in October and I was fascinated by the idea that there might be a month in there somewhere I hadn’t been told about! Alright, good luck. Closed, thanks for entering!

· comments [250] · 05-17-2011 · categories:shopping ·

250 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim // May 17, 2011 at 2:25 am

    My most favorite book as a kid was The Velveteen Rabbit, and every time a friend’s child gets to the age where they can read it, they get a copy. When I was slightly older, The Secret Garden. I sincerely wanted to be English from a very early age.

  • 2 Georgia // May 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Wow what a beautiful poster! I had two favorite books when I was little “each peach pear plum” and a book called balloonia both of them I can almost repeat them without lookinging! Thanks for a beautiful blog.

  • 3 Delirium // May 17, 2011 at 2:53 am

    What an adorable poster, I have never heard about him before.

    My favourite book after I could read was Pollyanna, I have read this book more than 30 times. But the book that made the strongest impact on me was The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. It broke my little heart and I love this book to this day.

  • 4 Ewa // May 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

    My favourite book as a kid was the book Findus at Christmas. http://www.bokus.com/bok/9781907359057/findus-at-christmas/
    There are several books about Pettson and his cat Findus by the author Sven Nordqvist and they are so faboulus. You can look at the pics in the book for hours, they are full of small things and creatures.

  • 5 Amy // May 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Too many books to even count. I loved to read and would pour over ever word and picture. One was The Story of Ping.

  • 6 Lee Montgomery-Garvin // May 17, 2011 at 3:12 am

    My favorite book as a kid was “Chicken Soup with Rice” illustrated by Maurice Sendak. I STILL love that book and still have a copy somewhere in my stacks!

  • 7 Little Miss S. // May 17, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I loved books. Almost all books. I think Ronja the Robber’s Daughter (wow, that just sounds so much better in Danish, I must say…) or The Brothers Lionheart. And Mio, My Son. Oh, I feel like reading them again now.

  • 8 kath // May 17, 2011 at 3:22 am

    My favorite book as a child was Winnie the Pooh. I had a hardcover copy with the map of the Hundred-Acre Wood inside the cover and spent hours imagining where I would live if I could live there. I read that book over and over again.

  • 9 erin // May 17, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Oh wow! What a fabulous poster! My favorite book as a kid was Magic Elizabeth, about a girl who has to spend the summer living with her mean old aunt. She finds a diary in the attic and eventually a doll as well, and she figures out that they belonged to her aunt, who isn’t so mean after all. It was a very sweet story.

  • 10 Jill // May 17, 2011 at 3:45 am

    The Richard Scarry books were much loved in our household. I remember being so proud that I knew some of the words in the big word book, and I think “What Do People Do All Day” led me to believe there are more electricians than there really are…

  • 11 Anne with an e // May 17, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Adorable poster! Some of my favorite childhood books hold up as favorites to this day when I read them to little cousins or nephews… love the Frances series (esp “Bread & Jam for Frances”) and Maurice Sendak.

  • 12 Alison // May 17, 2011 at 3:46 am

    “Morris’s Disappearing Bag” was one of my favorites, and I still have it, I think.

  • 13 Abigail // May 17, 2011 at 3:47 am

    ohh, nice artwork, this would look so nice in my son’s room!

  • 14 Wren // May 17, 2011 at 4:05 am

    When I was in first grade, I noticed a book called Strawberry Girl. The title fascinated me, but it was on the 3rd grade shelf, and I wasn’t allowed to check it out. I thought about that book all year, dreaming and writing it in my head. By the middle of 2nd grade, the librarian let me check it out (felt sorry for me?). It was as good as I imagined, and stands as one of my favorite books. A BookCrossing friend sent me a copy a couple of years ago, and I pull it out and read it once in awhile. It’s still a good book!

  • 15 brie // May 17, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I love Matthew Porter!

    I think my favourite books were the Beatrix Potter animal stories. My sister and I had two little boxes of her books that we could carry around and read at our leisure. Perfect!

  • 16 Meg // May 17, 2011 at 4:15 am

    One of my favorites that has made it back into my house is “Are you My Mother?” – that book just puts a smile on my face. And now I can read it to my son!

  • 17 Steph N // May 17, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Dr. Seuss’s If I Ran the Circus

  • 18 Ruth Ann // May 17, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I had a bunch of favorite books as a kid. I remember getting “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are” as part of a supermarket promotion. My mom’s favorite cashier gave her two books instead of just one because she knew mom had two kids. My sister got “Horton Hears a Who”. The book is falling apart (cheap paperback) but I still have it. I also loved “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, “The Monster at the End of this Book” and “Grover and the Everything in the World Museum”. I still have those books too.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 19 michelle // May 17, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Oh, i’d love that for my kiddies!

  • 20 Rebekah // May 17, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Good Night Moon was my favorite and is now my sons favorite.

  • 21 K*D Quilts // May 17, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I love this!!!! It would be great in my son’s room.
    My favorite childhood book was one called Geraldine’s Blanket. She was a cute pig (favorite) and had a bkankie that was very important to her just like I did!

  • 22 Megan P // May 17, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I loved “Amos” about a dog who drives around town on his couch :)

  • 23 Tami // May 17, 2011 at 4:44 am

    This would be perfect for my office! I loved reading any classic Nursery Rhyme book with my children!

  • 24 Jamie // May 17, 2011 at 4:53 am

    My favorite childhood book was the Velveteen Rabbit. I read it over and over again obsessively. I think we had a “children’s” edition, too.

  • 25 Jennifer M // May 17, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Love this! My favorite book, that I memorized (tricking my parents into thinking I could read at a very early age) was Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish… “this one has a little star”. love it.

  • 26 Lauren // May 17, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I used to love “Good Night Moon” when I was a kid. This poster is so cute, and would be perfect for my new niece/nephew my brother and his girlfriend are expecting in a few months :)

  • 27 amanda // May 17, 2011 at 5:01 am

    I loved Go Dog Go, by P.D. Eastman. My daughter has a copy of it now and it’s such a strange book, I can’t figure out why I liked it so much!

  • 28 Ellen // May 17, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Oh, how I adore Matthew Porter!
    My favorite book was “Animalia”, among a million others.

  • 29 logan // May 17, 2011 at 5:18 am

    We loved anything by Roald Dahl. But as a kid we loved The Giving Tree. Love the poster!

  • 30 Gweneth // May 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    My favorite books as a kid were Dr, Seuss. I’m going to be a grandmother soon this would be a perfect present for the new baby’s room.

  • 31 Beth // May 17, 2011 at 5:20 am

    What a cute poster! Book that I remember most was Caps for Sale.

  • 32 Alison // May 17, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I’m slowly recreating my childhood book collection for my daughter, most recently “A Birthday for Frances.”

  • 33 Sue // May 17, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I had a Raggedy Ann and Andy book that I LOVED.

  • 34 patricia // May 17, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I really loved ‘Little Toot’ mostly because my copy had a cloth binding so it seemed very adult. My daughter has no interest in Little Toot but loves monkeys so I’ll have to get her a copy of Monkey World.

  • 35 Linda // May 17, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Neat giveaway! I’m expecting the arrival of my first child next month, so this would be appropriate for our nursery. I remember lots of books from my childhood–Richard Scarry and Harold and the Purple Crayon are top of mind at the moment. My elementary school included Harold and his crayon in the murals along the walls. – LG

  • 36 Sarah // May 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I was a big reader as a kid, but some of my favorites were Petunia, Where the wild things are, and various Dr Seuss books.

    I would just love to win this for my sister in law who is having her first in July! Just found out yesterday that the nursery will have an animal theme and this would be perfect!

  • 37 betsy // May 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Such a great poster! I love Encyclopedia Brown as a kid.

  • 38 Ali // May 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    What a sweet poster. I still have all of my childhood books. A Beatrix Potter set of small hardback books, along with some classics like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Stinky Cheese Man and Kittens with Mittens.

  • 39 Lise // May 17, 2011 at 5:46 am

    The Ramona books! I reread them recently and realized I am basically the age of her parents now (in one book she mentions her ANCIENT dad who is 33). Sigh.

  • 40 Amelia // May 17, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Oh, from when I was really small, I still remember “A House is a House for Me.”

  • 41 Cathy // May 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

    The giant jam sandwich was a memorable book from my childhood. I bought it for my kids too.

  • 42 Steffy // May 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

    This would be so cute for my nephew.

    A book I remember as a kid was “The Mitten”… there is even a picture of me reading it when I was in preschool. I loved that book.

  • 43 Dusie // May 17, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Katie’s Kitten… The Cookie Tree… Danny and the Dinosaur… I love them all!

  • 44 Janna // May 17, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I really liked reading Shel Silverstein’s books. He’s still a favorite of mine!

  • 45 conny // May 17, 2011 at 6:07 am

    So sweet. Don’t remember the title, but I loved my Richard Scarry books.

  • 46 Court // May 17, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Oh, that poster would be wonderful in the kids’ room! My favorite picture book was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as for chapter books, the list goes on and on. With my first pregnancy I read the baby the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books because they just make me happy.

  • 47 Natalie // May 17, 2011 at 6:13 am

    The Ramona books, absolutely…and when I was a little younger, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. And the Amelia Bedelia books.

  • 48 Annina // May 17, 2011 at 6:17 am

    this is TOO CUTE!!! As a kid I read a lot a lot a lot– mostly because my mom took me to her work’s daycare, which was 30 mn away by train and would read to me on the train every day (thanks mom!). Favorite memories from that time are chika chika boom boom, where the wild things are, and two large collections of Grimm’s fairy tales :)

  • 49 Katie // May 17, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I’d love this for my kids’ room!

  • 50 Laura // May 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What So You See? I used to go around screaming the whole book at the top of my lungs. Or so I’m told. I don’t really have much memory of that, but I do remember sleeping with the book under my pillow.

  • 51 Julie // May 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

    The book I remember is The Color Kittens. I had deja vu when I read it to my own kids. Then I came across a photograph of myself as a toddler and my mom holding a copy of it. I would love this beautiful poster for my kindergarten classroom.

  • 52 mel // May 17, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Katie the Kitten! It’s kind of funny because it wasn’t my favorite book. I liked it alright, but my sister loved it. I loved all of the books.

    Oh and going back to really little: Freddy the Fish. It’s not a mainstream book, really. My mom would open her hands like she was holding a book and tell Freddy the Fish stories. Love the simpler times.

  • 53 Meg // May 17, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I loved books from an early age. I particularly remember loving The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar. So many pretty colors!

  • 54 Allison // May 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I had a book called “Now You Are 5″ or something like that, and I was thoroughly creeped out by the drawings, but obsessed at the same time. I saw it a few years ago and got the same feeling as an adult.

  • 55 Ashley G // May 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

    There are too many books I loved! Petite Suzanne, Millions of Cats, Uncle Wiggily, Velveteen Rabbit…

  • 56 Kate // May 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I remember Go Dog Go and also a version of Rumpelstiltskin illustrated by Edward Gorey. It scared me but I loved it.

  • 57 Krista Vossler // May 17, 2011 at 6:32 am

    There are so many books–The Color Kittens, The Tawny Scrawny Lion, The Party Pig (s?), The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Mommy, Go Dog Go, any of the Madeleine books, anything by Maurice Sendak…

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 58 Gina // May 17, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I read all the time when I was little, so there are lots of favorites. My first book was one of the little Golden books – “Tuffy the Tugboat.” my parents wool read it to me when I was very small, and I would do the “toot toot!” at the appropriate times because I had it memorized. I got very upset, apparently, if it was not read correctly :)

  • 59 liz f. // May 17, 2011 at 6:36 am

    there was this one book– about a panda and his paint set– that i adored. i can’t remember the name but it made me quite the avid painter as a kid.

  • 60 Jillian // May 17, 2011 at 6:37 am

    “There’s a Monster at the End of this Story!”

  • 61 april's craft nest // May 17, 2011 at 6:39 am

    i remember my Gyo Fujikawa moether goose book. i loved starting at the all the pictures. now it is one of my son’s favorites too! i love that poster!

  • 62 Heather Mead Kim // May 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    My favorite book as a small child was I am a Bunny by Ole Risom and Richard Scarry. Such sweet memories, and now I read the same story to my little one. :)

  • 63 Katie B. // May 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I always loved The Monster at the End of this Book. Grover was my favorite muppet :)

  • 64 Kindli // May 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I adored “Little Toot” although anything by Richard Scary was a close second.

  • 65 Alison // May 17, 2011 at 6:57 am

    The Velveteen Rabbit was one of my favorites. I still have it!

  • 66 Alysia // May 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I loved A Porcupine Named Fluffy. It was an adorable book, and I still love the funny little pictures of a porcupine trying to live up to his name.

  • 67 J Strizzy // May 17, 2011 at 6:58 am

    My mom kept most of my books from when I was little, and one of my old favorites is now one of my kids’ favorites: The Little Fire Engine. Nothing all that special about it really, but I love that my kids have my old copy (complete with my ripped pages and crayon drawings on the endpaper).

  • 68 Kdblya // May 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Yes, another Seuss fan here. I remember learning to “read” with Green Eggs and Ham.

  • 69 Shari Harniss // May 17, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Mine was “Are You My Mother”, by Suess.

  • 70 Seanna Lea // May 17, 2011 at 7:04 am

    There were two books when I was really young. One was a book about Valentine’s Day (closer to the more historical origins) and the second was Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove.

    Of course, when I was reading chapter books, I moved onto the Velveteen Rabbit. I love that book!

  • 71 Jenny // May 17, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I loved the Madeline books! Ah, Paris!

  • 72 Katherine // May 17, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I loved books. Some of my favorites were Amelia Bedelia.

  • 73 Beth // May 17, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I was – and still am – obsessed with Good Night Moon. The great green room and the red balloon…love the art work the most but also just how sleepily it is written.

  • 74 Jennifer // May 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I vividly remember the first chapter book I ever read by myself. It was about a little dragon who had an apple as a best friend. My mom, however, had almost every Dr. Seuss book memorized, so I imagine that I must have liked those too :)

  • 75 Karen // May 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Green Eggs and Ham — still love it.

  • 76 heather // May 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

    so cute! i do have a book that i remember…the pokey little puppy. i loved it – literally – to pieces.

  • 77 Niina // May 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

    That poster is lovely!
    The book I’v probably read the most times is Godnight Mr Tom. It still makes me cry… :)

  • 78 ayla // May 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I remember the first time I got a picture book from Korea, that had heroines with BLACK HAIR and who looked like me! I don’t remember the names of the books but boy do I remember being stunned that princesses and princes could be Asian!

  • 79 Cindy // May 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I had LOTS of books when I was little (thanks Mom and Dad). I don’t remember a specific for me but I do remember the one I read over and over to my brothers (11 and 16 years younger than me) as well as my nieces and nephews–There is a Monster at the End of this Book. It features lovable old Grover of Sesame Street Fame. A family Favorite!

  • 80 Isabel // May 17, 2011 at 7:20 am

    How cute!! All the comments are making me remember so many favorite books. I think I’ll go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

  • 81 Bonney // May 17, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Very cute poster! My favorite book was Wish and the Magic Nut. It was about a koala bear. I still have it even though it’s quite ragged.

  • 82 Julie // May 17, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I still have my copy of The Digging-est Dog by Al Perkins. It was the favorite book of my mom and I because it featured a doggie that looked like ours but was a digging fiend because he lived his whole life in a store until he was bought by a kind boy and let outside. Now that I work at a bookstore, I still recommend it to anyone who will listen.

  • 83 Bloomer // May 17, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Cute! I love Ferdinand.

  • 84 caroline // May 17, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Love the poster! My ‘it’ book was Are You My Mother? about the little bird searching all over town for his mother. Ah, sweet memories…

  • 85 Michelle // May 17, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Where the Wild Things Are was easily my favorite book as a child – wrote a college entrance essay about it and everything. But my 2 year old son’s may well end up being Matthew Porter’s ABCs (for real, we’ve been reading it to him since he was born), so it seems imperative that we win this giveaway.

  • 86 Jessica // May 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I loved Where the Wild Things Are!

  • 87 Brandi W // May 17, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Neat poster! Curious George was a favorite of mine!!

  • 88 Anna // May 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I loved (and still love) books. I read and re-read anything I could get my hands on. Narnia was my absolute favorite.

  • 89 Out2lunch // May 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Strega Nona.

  • 90 mrscharlemagne // May 17, 2011 at 7:47 am

    A book called The April Rabbits was [still is?] one of my favorites – I love surprise endings! Also, in the Dr. Seuss book The Sneetches, there’s a short story called “Too Many Daves” which I could not [and still to this day can barely] read aloud because I laugh so hard I cry. I don’t think it’s really that funny, but there is just something indescribable about it…

  • 91 Morgan // May 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I loved Goodnight Moon. Loved. Will probably decorate future hypothetical baby’s room in framed prints from the book…

  • 92 Sammy G. // May 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Martha Matilda O’Toole. It is a rhyming story about a girl who keeps forgetting something on her way to school: pencil, bookbag, books, and her clothes. She skips back home each time, and when she finally gets to school with everything she had forgotten, she realizes that it is Saturday. I have searched high & low for the actual book, but there is a more modern version of it. I think Steven Kellogg was the illustrator for the original. I have 8 kids in my family, including myself, and I was always puzzled by a girl who would go skipping off to school with no clothes on, especially if boys were around. That was my logic then, and I guess that would explain why I never became an exotic dancer…

  • 93 KJ // May 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I have so many favorites: Make Way for Ducklings, Island of the Blue Dolphins, We Like Kindergarten, Baby Dear, A Bargain for Frances, the Little House on the Prairie series, etc… but I’m a children’s librarian, so I still see many of these every day :)

  • 94 herschel // May 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

    A Disney version of “Pinnocchio” which I read until the covers came off.

  • 95 Wendy // May 17, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I’m a children’s librarian, so there are lots of books I love! The first thing I thought of when reading the question was the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. HEARTS!

  • 96 Casey // May 17, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Adorable print! I’d love to win!

    My fav. book as a child was Dr. Seuss’ “Wacky Wednesday” :)

  • 97 Amy // May 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

    The first book I thought of was Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, and then I remembered all the horse books like My Friend Flicka and Black Beauty. And then Anne of Green Gables – such nostalgia!

  • 98 angela // May 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I loved the book Ferdinand. I remember reading it over and over again. I still have the book still with the pages ripped and torn. I bought my kids a new one which they don’t love as much as me.

  • 99 Aimee // May 17, 2011 at 8:14 am

    The book I remember the most was Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. I think it was the first book I read by myself. As I got older though, Where the Red Fern Grows was totally memorable. I remember bawling every time I finished the book.

  • 100 jessicac // May 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

    One of my favorite books as a kid was Tiki tiki tembo, and I had long forgotten about it, until recently when a girlfriend bought it for a baby shower gift, and the entire title came back to me!

  • 101 Lauren // May 17, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Hop on Pop, definitely. My grandma got so tired of reading it to me, but because she read it to me whenever I wanted, it was the first book I read by myself.

    Also, Matthew Porter’s work is amazing.

  • 102 ashlee // May 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    the poster would be so perfect for the nursery we need to be putting together very soon (due in August)! My favorite book as a child was actually a children’s encyclopedia, but i also distinctly remember an old children’s book of my father’s about a steam roller that I really liked.

  • 103 Sammy G. // May 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Anyhow, thank you for bringing up the nostalgia for me again :)
    My family is a big fan of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems. I have a feeling that it will be my 8 year old son’s favorite story that he will remember when he is a grown up. I finally bought the book, we’ve been checking out Mo Willems books regularly at the library.
    I wanted to tell you that poster is so very cute, my almost 2 year old son would be hypnotized by the animals’ eyes. So cute!!!

  • 104 tkobk // May 17, 2011 at 8:29 am

    “Need a House? Call Ms. Mouse” – a field mouse architect draws blueprints for various animals in her world. Really amazing illustrations – very earthy-chic early 80s pads for frogs, birds, etc. I think I liked it b/c the pics looked like all my parents’ friends houses in Oregon. I checked it out of the library every week when I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade. It’s out of print now… and crazy expensive :(
    http://designboner.blogspot.com/2009/10/open-book-need-house-call-ms-mouse.html

  • 105 Elsa // May 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

    The Snowy Day! The Snowy Day! The Snowy Day!

    I sent a copy to my nephews in Slovenia when I realized that it probably wasn’t available in the local bookstores. Their father (my older brother) called me to croon about his childhood memories of that book.

  • 106 Patsy // May 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Where the Sidewalk Ends. I love that book. I still have it.

  • 107 Sarah // May 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

    My favorite was The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle. I loved the illustrations. Now I read it to my son along with a lot of the other Eric Carle books!

  • 108 heathre // May 17, 2011 at 8:36 am

    i love matthew porter’s stuff – have purchased MANY of his books for nieces and nephews. as for childhood faves, i have so many but for some reason “The Giant Jam Sandwich” popped in my head the other day :)

  • 109 Amanda // May 17, 2011 at 8:46 am

    What a gorgeous poster for any young toddler’s room!

  • 110 Michelle // May 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

    As a kid, I loved The Butter Battle Book. I don’t know that I really understood what it was trying to say at the time, but I thought it was really cool and silly.

  • 111 Gayle // May 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I loved the Madeline series growing up and my grand daughter loves the Angelina Ballerina series. Love the art work…Thanks for the give away

  • 112 molly // May 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    The owl and the pussycat. Great poster!

  • 113 sara // May 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Mine was “Red is Best”! :)

  • 114 Jamie G // May 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I loved Good Night Moon! Our library’s copy was a pop-up version, and the pieces were broken. My mom and I drew new ones and cut them out and fixed them. *Best mom ever!

  • 115 jennifer e // May 17, 2011 at 9:12 am

    i loved many books as a child, but for some reason, my favorite was little red riding hood. strange huh?

  • 116 Sarah M // May 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I loved “Outside Over There”. So mysterious to my young mind.

  • 117 Noemi // May 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Well, since our “nursery” currently consists of… errr, nothing, I thought I should toss my name in.

    My favorite childhood book is Yertle the Turtle, because my dad would read me that, complete with different voices. I still have our ratty, broken-spined copy.

  • 118 mirabelle // May 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Madeline! Every Saturday we went to the library and I kept re-checking it out. I think I know the book by memory still to this day!

  • 119 Matthew Porter // May 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

    So great to see the love of books here – it really inspires me to keep going and hopefully one day one of my books will make a list like this! Thanks for the nice comments about the poster!

  • 120 Cynthia // May 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

    The Very Hungry Catepillar!

  • 121 Diana // May 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for introducing me to a new children’s author! I’m relatively new to the children’s book search!

  • 122 Erin // May 17, 2011 at 9:36 am

    When I was really little I loved the Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree. It got to the point where my parents weren’t sure if I was reading it or just had it memorized complete with when to turn the pages!

  • 123 Sarah // May 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Pat the Puppy (which is the dog version of Pat the Bunny).. . The characters’ names are the same as my brother and me. Pretty amazing.

  • 124 Andie // May 17, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Bread and Jam for Frances- I was a picky eater and my mom still refers to this book today. Frances only wants bread and jam for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soon, she becomes tired and wants what everyone else wants. The ABC poster is fabulous and I know two littles who would adore it!

  • 125 Maureen // May 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I remember as a kids spending what seemed like hours looking through Richard Scarry’s books. I loved all the characters, especially Lowly Worm. :)

  • 126 Abril // May 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

    This would look so beautiful in my daughter’s room!

  • 127 Brooke // May 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

    A Rat’s Tale!

  • 128 nwnonna // May 17, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Since I have grands ,my choices go back a little farther in time..Little Women..Five Little Peppers..Little Men..all lovely cozy books. Pre-chapter book fav has to be the Tall Golden Book of Fairies, so magical to this day my grands love the tales it spins.

  • 129 Laurel // May 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    My favorite book as a child was Make Way for Ducklings. I read it over and over. I went to Boston as an adult and wandered through the public gardens in amazement, it was like my book had come to life.

    Love Matthew Porter. We got the ABC book for my son and it’s one of his favorites.

  • 130 jen // May 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I remember Mr. Dog, the dog who belonged to himself, by Margaret Wise Brown. I bought it for my kids and now realize what a funny/odd little book it is! not sure why it left such an impression on me as a kid.

  • 131 Nicole // May 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I remember so many books from my childhood; I was constantly surrounded by them. One that stands out is Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp by Mercer Mayer.

  • 132 Sherri S. // May 17, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Love love love this–perfect for my baby great-niece’s room! She loves books, even at age 1! I loved books, too, my favorite as a tiny child being The Rabbits’ Wedding by Garth Williams (illustrator of, among many things, the Little House on the Prairie books). The book was controversial in 1958 because it is a white bunny marrying a black bunny–amazing (and sad) that that caused kerfuffle, isn’t it? Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 133 Michelle // May 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

    This is an awesome poster! The book I remember most, which came to mind first, is Charlotte’s Web. I loved the little pig Wilbur so much so, that I named my dog after him! Thanks for the contest and the nostalgia:)

  • 134 Sam B. // May 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I adored the Madeleine books as a child!

    “In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines…”

  • 135 Vanessa // May 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I read “Charlotte’s Web” over and over. I remember it was my first chapter book!

  • 136 Tia // May 17, 2011 at 10:25 am

    This is adorable! I may have to pick one up if I don’t magically win it for my sister’s baby shower.

    There are too many childhood books I hold dear in my heart to list…most of them are still sitting on my bookshelf. :)

    “Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young” was definitely one of them. I could stare at the colored pencil illustrations all day and make up other stories off the poems.

  • 137 kelli // May 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry. I picked it up to read to my kids and I went right to finding goldbug on every page!

  • 138 Liz // May 17, 2011 at 10:28 am

    One of my favorite books was Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. My dad would never read it to me straight – he always messed it up on purpose, so I had to learn how to read to prove to him it was “blueberries,” not “razzleberries.”

  • 139 karin // May 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

    My favorite book after I became a reader was “Top of the Pizzas.” I recently dug it out of my parents basement to read it to my first graders who are enthralled.

  • 140 Heather // May 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Caps for Sale was one of my favorites! And If I Ran The Zoo!
    Nowadays, as a librarian, I love to read Squids will be Squids by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith! Check it out for sure!

  • 141 Sheila // May 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Love this!

  • 142 Jen // May 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

    “A Fish Out of Water” and “Are You My Mother”

  • 143 Stephanie M. // May 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I still find myself reciting parts of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert) from time-to-time.

  • 144 Sweet T // May 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    TOO CUTE!!

  • 145 karen b. // May 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

    “Happy Birthday, Moon” is one I remember very, very well. And “When I Grow Up and You Grow Down” because it was my sister’s favorite. oddly enough, I don’t remember reading “Good Night, Moon,” at all — I know that’s a really common one for people to mention — although I’ve read it many, many times now, since my daughter loves it.

  • 146 tara // May 17, 2011 at 11:17 am

    My favorite was Bread & Jam for Frances.

  • 147 Alison // May 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

    This is adorable! My parents still have most of the books I read when I was little, and a family friend has the rest. The Richard Scarry ones were my favorite to share with my little brother.

  • 148 Jillian // May 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I was addicted to Ezra Jack Keats books as a kid – the illustrations were amazing!

  • 149 Miranda E. // May 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Put me in the Zoo! I can’t remember who the author was, but it was in the Dr. Seuess Library. Also Green Eggs and Ham.
    My two-year-old would love that poster! He sings his ABC’s but doesn’t always recognize them yet.

  • 150 ann // May 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Love this poster! My favorite books as a kid were the Richard Scarry books; my little girl isn’t big enough for them yet.

  • 151 sangeetha // May 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    mine was the three golliwogs

  • 152 Sher // May 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I’ve always loved to read. My favorite to read to kids are any by Dr. Seuess or Shel Silverstein – I’ll declare Light in the Attic as a favorite. And the poster would be perfect for my granddaughter who is only 2 but loves, loves, loves books.

  • 153 Lisa // May 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    A Special Trade by Sally Whitman. Thirty years later and I still (often) quote the line “Don’t be saddish, have a radish”

  • 154 Susan // May 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Oh definately ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’!!! I still love that book! I’m sure I’ve got a copy around somewhere…

  • 155 molly // May 17, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    the piggy in the puddle! my dad could read it so fast- from memory- since we asked him to read it so often

  • 156 oma // May 17, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    we’re reading some books from my childhood to my daughter now and it’s so fun to revisit them through her eyes. she’s currently obsessed with “little bear’s visit.”

  • 157 Dana // May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Fantastic poster :) “That” special book for me was James and the Giant Peach. I loved it so much, the beautiful illustrations and escaping along with James…

  • 158 Kara // May 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    The Poky Little Puppy…I think I made my parents read it to me about 3 million times.

  • 159 Kristen p // May 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Perfect for our playroom!!

  • 160 Lisa // May 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    What a wonderful poster! My favourite book was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I really loved her mischievous streak.

  • 161 Lauren // May 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    That is a lovely poster!

    I remember sooo many books, it’s hard to choose just one!

  • 162 jim // May 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

  • 163 Guadalupe // May 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    It was Dumbo. My mother read it to me every night.

  • 164 Rita B. // May 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The Giving Tree is a great book and teaches children to value and appreciate nature. :)

  • 165 Renee Burton // May 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Where the Sidewalk Ends. I had the same teacher for first and fifth grade and he used Where the Sidewalk Ends in both classes. I loved it dearly. I still do!

    This poster is great! I would love to hang it in my library!

  • 166 Anna // May 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I remember reading Fox in Socks to my little brother when I was very young. I have a hard time reading it aloud to this day. I don’t know why I tried it when I was just learning to read.

  • 167 Brenda // May 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Many favorites but one I remember so clearly was “The Little House”. It came with a 45 record and I would read the book and play the record over and over again.

  • 168 jennie // May 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Very cute! Love the poster!

  • 169 Mollie // May 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    My favourite book as a child was Dogger by Shirley Hughes. It is about a little boy who loves his little stuffed dog.

  • 170 Winnie // May 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    The book I remember the most was James and the Giant Peach. I was fascinated by all the characters.

  • 171 Wylie // May 17, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Beautiful poster. Would love to send it to my new granddaughter. I loved the Madeline books as a child, and also the Eloise books. I was a voracious reader, and it’s hard to single out favorites!

  • 172 Mary F // May 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    We had a poetry/story book that I loved. I can’t remember the name of it anymore, but I just loved it.

  • 173 andrea // May 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    goodnight moon was my absolute favourite. still is!

  • 174 Whitney // May 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Where the Sidewalk Ends was my favorite. This print would look awfully cute in my nephews room, he is due in a few weeks. :)

  • 175 Shelley // May 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I loved Shel Silverstein books as a kid :)

  • 176 Annie // May 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Cars & Trucks & Things that Go – find the goldbug!

  • 177 noimea // May 17, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I used to love one about train and carriages but can’t remember the name now.

  • 178 Amy M // May 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Adorable poster!

    One book I still could read over and over is Charlotte’s Web. I love the the deep and uncommon friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur.

  • 179 Charlie // May 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    A perfect addition to my daughters room.

  • 180 Cheryl // May 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I love Wren’s story about Strawberry Girl!

  • 181 Lisa F // May 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Super cute poster. Loved Richard Scarry books as a kiddo, the illustrations were great!

  • 182 Dawn Richardson // May 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Oooh this would be lovely to decorate the nursery of my little bean due in August. Being a preschool teacher helps me rediscover a lot of books that I loved as a kid. In a People House was a favorite then, and I still like it now. It has something to do with the way the words are put together and the way they feel in your mouth.

  • 183 Katie Rose // May 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Loved the story of Ferdinand the Bull. I give it as a gift to new parents every chance I get. :)

  • 184 Emjay Kay // May 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I most remember my “Golden Books” -
    Cinderella in particular. Great giveaway!

  • 185 Nat // May 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Popcorn: by Frank Asch. In my childhood, I dreamed and dreamed there would be too much popcorn at one party….

  • 186 M. Ann // May 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Johnny Lion’s Book was the first one I read by myself – I’ll never forget that one.

  • 187 Pam // May 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    My class room really “needs” that awesome poster!! Who could pick one favorite book? I loved SO many childrens’ books. And still do….

  • 188 Mert Cook // May 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I Love, Love, Love the poster! It would look wonderful in my classroom! I have so many favortie books! My top 3 as a child were: Blueberries for Sal, Where The Wild Things Are, and Pippi Longstocking! I believe every girl has an inner Pippi! Let it Shine! Thank You!

  • 189 Mert Cook // May 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I Love, Love, Love the poster! It would look wonderful in my classroom! I had many favorite books as a child, my top 3 were: Blueberries for Sal, Where The Wild Things Are, and Pippi Longstocking! I believe every girl has an inner Pippi! Let it Shine! Thank you!

  • 190 Mert Cook // May 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I Love, Love, Love the poster! It would look wonderfun in my classroom! I have so many favorite books! My top 3 as a kid were: Blueberries for Sal, Where the Wild Things Are, and Pippi Longstocking! I believe every girl has an inner Pippi! Let it Shine! Thank You!

  • 191 Homa // May 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I had a pop up version of Peter Rabbit I vividly remember, the regular version seems odd to me!

  • 192 Erin // May 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I made the mistake reading Salem’s Lot when I was about 9. I had nightmares for years.

    My favorite were the Little House books.

  • 193 Lib // May 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Love the poster – I know a couple of children who would too! I loved the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books.

  • 194 sp // May 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    one of my first favorites was “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”

  • 195 Susan O. // May 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The Five Chinese Brothers.

  • 196 Margaret // May 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I most remember “Put Me in the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss. I had such a fascination with the creature’s spots.

    I’d love to win that poster. All of my friends are having babies.

  • 197 megs // May 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I remember a very scary book called The Loup-Garou. The illustrations would freak me right out.

  • 198 Minerva // May 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I loved the Frances books. They were very relate-able for me since she didn’t like her little sister either.

  • 199 Laura // May 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This would be perfect for the print collection I’m creating for my niece (1 for every birthday, and I’ll give them all to her on her 21st).

    I remember reading Socks for Supper a hundred thousand times. I still love that book and it’s still nestled amongst other childhood favorites in the bookcase in my old bedroom. Though, my parents haven’t touched all that much of the room.

  • 200 ansley // May 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Super cute!

  • 201 Jeanne // May 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Hi! I really love your blog! This poster is awesome!

  • 202 Frances // May 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Darling poster, I would love to hang it in my classroom!

  • 203 marta // May 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    one of my favourite books was about the night sky, and it had glow in the dark, sparkly textured stars on every page! i’ve never made the connection before this, but i wonder if i can partially thank that book for my obsession in grades 6 – 8 of becoming an astronomer…?

  • 204 Lara // May 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Would love to win this – love his work!

  • 205 Christine // May 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I most vividly recall reading Dr. Seuss’s Hop on Pop over and over. I loved the cover of the kids hopping up and down on their dad’s belly!

  • 206 jen b // May 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Ahhhh….Jenny and the Cat Club. A little meek all black kitten that wears a red scarf and has very brave adventures. I picked it up at a garage sale when I was just learning to read. Now I am reading the stories to my two children and two black cats.

  • 207 Ginny // May 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Mine is the Blue China Pitcher — a book my mom used to read to me! I just did a quick Amazon search, and it seems to be out of print, sadly. I’ll have to see if she still has a copy

  • 208 Tamara // May 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    The Children’s Almanac of Words at Play, by Willard R. Espy. There’s an entry for every day of the year- vocabulary, trivia, poetry, history …I still enjoy paging through it.

  • 209 Brady // May 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    This would look so cute in my new baby’s room. Our favorite book is Goodnight Moon these days…

  • 210 Anna // May 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Love the poster! My favorite book was The Little House – still a fav in our house!

  • 211 Mandy // May 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I love this poster! One of my favorite books as a kid was “Go dog Go!” it was a book about dogs doing all sorts of things, but also wearing hats. dogs wearing feathered hats. not real dogs, but dogs in hats.

  • 212 Debbie // May 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    What an adorable poster — what a super cute giftie for my GF’s son – who will be starting school this year. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    Hmmm, my favorite book was Mr McGregor’s Garden… My gram used to read to me when I was a little girl about Flopsy, Mopsy & CottonTail…. makes me tear up even thinking about her and those special nights.

  • 213 Barbara // May 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    What a cute poster. The book I remember the most is “My Antonia” by Willa Cather

  • 214 Scarlett // May 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Lots of books, but I always loved Many Moons by someone, about a princess who was sick and wanted the moon so her king father tried to get it for her… and I won’t spoil the ending of a 20-page picture book.

  • 215 Tasha // May 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    That is a great poster. My son would LOVE it.

    My favourite/memorable children’s book was a compendium of unicorn stories/history. My dad and I would read it together. That and greek myths.

  • 216 Becky // May 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Berenstain Bears “Bears in the Night” was my first book and I loved it. Now my son has it as well and loves it too.

  • 217 Kathy // May 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    The Woodsy family books were a fav!!

  • 218 Danielle H. // May 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Love LOVE Love Matthew Porter’s stuff!
    I first came across his book count the birdies at the library. I checked it out for my daughter and then didn’t want to return it. I seriously fought with myself to keep it and just pay the library for it or return it and hunt him down. I returned it and then found him at urban craft uprising a few months later where I diligently bought the book (and other wonderful goodies!)
    as for childhood favs I loved curious george!

  • 219 Jaime // May 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    The Temper Tantrum Book by Edna Mitchell Preston. Obscure (I think) and fabulous. I loved it more than anything. I’m pregnant right now and when I told my mom, she gave me my old copy as a gift for the baby :)

  • 220 Rae // May 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I remember my mother reading little bear to me, and thinking how like little bear’s mother she was. Calmly helping me solve my problems.

  • 221 Elizabeth // May 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Richard Scary books were always the best :)

  • 222 Sheri // May 17, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    The Giving Tree

  • 223 Amanda // May 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I loved the Bernstine Bears books. Are those still around?

  • 224 Marisol // May 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Fox in Socks it was for me!

  • 225 Jessica // May 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I had a book about a pig in a tub, and I was overwhelmed recently when my mother found the book in a stack of old things.
    I adore ABC posters and started collecting them last year.

  • 226 Jane // May 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!! (by Eric Carle) Brought back so many memories when my young nephew received it as a gift…

  • 227 Sandra // May 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Black Beauty. It was one of the first chapter books I read, and maybe one of the first books I read more than once. It was a beautiful red hardback, with lovely illustrated plates. I didn’t really care about horses, but I loved Black Beauty.

  • 228 Ciara // May 18, 2011 at 12:48 am

    The Giving Tree. I remember I got it from a book exchange at school.

  • 229 Tina // May 18, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Great poster!

  • 230 Mary // May 18, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I loved, loved Shel Silverstein!

  • 231 Sara // May 18, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Go Dog Go!

  • 232 Jessie // May 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

    John Ciardi’s

    You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You

  • 233 Karin // May 18, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I want this for my preschool classroom!!!

    I remember reading the Little Critter series on my own. Those books were great <3

  • 234 Cathy // May 18, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Mine is Happy Birthday Cookie Monster. Probably not my absolute favourite from my childhood but I’ll never forget it as it was the first book I ever read all by myself.

  • 235 Mk // May 18, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Velveteen Rabbit and Pokey Puppy — love the poster! Thanks for featuring this artist’s work!

  • 236 hnahk // May 18, 2011 at 6:35 am

    i hope i’m not too late for this but this would be perfect for my two little ones. older brother is currently singing the ABCs too!!! my personal favorites were the little miss and mr series…my sister had a collection that i adoredddddd.

  • 237 Judy B // May 18, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I would love to win this for my new Great Grandbaby. My favorite book was Misty of Chincoteague.

  • 238 Heather // May 18, 2011 at 7:27 am

    how cute, i remember the pokey puppy. i loved golden books.

  • 239 Courtney // May 18, 2011 at 7:59 am

    My absolute favorite book was Noisy Nora…about a disruptive little mouse who gets in trouble. I had it memorized as a kid and still love it to this day.

  • 240 henriette // May 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Gorgeous poster. I liked Liewe Heksie (in Afrikaans).

  • 241 Lucía // May 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I had too many favourite books… if I had to choose just one, it would be “Oposiciones a bruja y otros cuentos” (spanish for “Opposition to witch and other stories”), of course this was written way before the Harry Potter frenzy :)

  • 242 Ann // May 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I loved Goodnight Moon, The Little House, and the Pokey Little Puppy when I was really little. As I got older I fell in love with the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, the Anne of Green Gables books, and the Redwall series. I still re-read most of these once a year or so (it helps that now I have a kid of my own!)!

  • 243 Kathy // May 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

    This poster is adorable! I can’t remember the title, but I had a deep love for this Bert and Ernie book as a child. So much so that when it came time to return it to the library, I hid it and tried to convince my mother that an evil book monster came and took it away!

  • 244 Anna S. // May 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I had too many favorite books when I was a kid- but one of them was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:)

  • 245 danielle // May 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I had so many favorites… There was this Christmas book called Santa’s Elves. Oh, and Little Women. And the whole Boxcar Children series…..I could go on!

  • 246 Margot // May 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Favorite kid’s book as a child: Seuss’s “Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now”. We have a couple of Matthew Porter’s prints in our home and the animal alphabet would be a fantastic addition!

  • 247 S. // May 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Is it too late to leave a comment? The poster is adorable. My mom always read the Tawny Scrawny Lion to me when I was little.

  • 248 elmofoot // May 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    My three year old niece would just LOVE this poster. Not to mention my sister who would proudly hang it on the bedroom wall!

  • 249 Sammy G. // May 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Matthew Porter! I totally saw your post! You rock!

  • 250 Sammy G. // May 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My other most favorite book was “The Giant Jam Sandwich”. It is another rhyming story, but it is about a town called “Itching Down” that is overrun by wasps, so they bake a giant loaf of bread, spread jam on a slice of it, all of the wasps come to eat it, then they used helicopters to place the 2nd slice on top, & carried away the sandwich with all of the wasps out of town.