Authors Answer 12 – Childhood Favourites

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Authors were once children.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Many authors loved reading books when they were kids.  It’s my daughter’s third birthday on Sunday, and she enjoys books, though she can’t read them.  She’s mostly into colouring books at the moment, though she likes looking at pictures, too.  Last year, she got the entire set of Beatrix Potter books.  We haven’t read it together yet, since she’s not patient enough to sit down for more than a minute with it.  So, what did our authors enjoy when they were kids?

peterrabbitQuestion 12: My daughter’s third birthday is on January 25th. What children’s books did you read when you were a child?

H. Anthe Davis

There were these two Buddies books with a duck and a bunny and a monkey who were best friends and had adventures that usually involved standing up for people being bullied.  I really liked those…

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Authors Answer 12 – Childhood Favourites

  1. Terry Ervin says:

    My favorite book when I was a kid was: The King, the Mice and the Cheese, by Nancy Gurney. I enjoyed the story’s progression and the pictures where just neat, to me.

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    • I don’t recall having a -favorite- book as a young child, but there was a wonderfully quirky book titled Neighbors, about Wadsworth Hippopotamus and Gina Giraffe — it had nearly as much fun nonsense in it as a Dr. Seuss book, and the illustrations were more interesting.

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