Thankfully Reading: Mini Challenge (1)

Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves is hosting a Thankfully Reading weekend. Just click the image to the left to go see what it is all about and there is still time to participate. The first mini-challenge is simply a question. What book are you thankful for. For me that is the most simple question that could be asked. The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen. This story was read to me when I was in Kindergarten by an elderly school librarian. She never made a fuss when I raised my hand and interrupted her story to ask questions, and I was a very inquisitive child. She made reading come alive for me and this book started me down the road of a life time of enjoying books. Recently at a used bookstore I found the exact set of fairy tales from the 80′s with the same cover and bought it for $3 for my children. I hope they enjoy these stories as much as I did and become thankful readers as the grow. Thank you Jenn for allowing me to gush about my favorite story.

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    That librarian sounds wonderful. Every child should have a librarian or English teacher so willing and able to instill a love of reading in his or her students!

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    How awesome is that! I love hearing stories about the people who helped inspired other people to read. What she gave you was more precious than gold. Thank you for sharing.

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    I love this post! It just makes me so thankful for books and librarians and moms!

    Happy reading!

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    Nice pick! I love children’s stories. Good stuff. Hans Christian Andersen is the best!

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    What a great choice…and great reason for your choice. Learning to love reading is such a wonderful and incredible experience. That’s my greatest blessing of all.

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    Those first impressions of books last a lifetime.

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    Haha, I think you and I have more in common than a shared name, Ms. Pam. :O) I love the bit about being scolded for asking “too many questions”…like there could ever be such a thing!

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    I love this post! You were lucky to have such a great librarian. It’s wonderful that you were able to find the book so you can share it with your own kids.

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    What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing it.

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    I have always liked Hans Christan Andersen as well! I remember having the books on tape too.. I wore them out pretty quick

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    I’m not familiar with this story. My school librarian memory is of her reading the class Where the Wild Things Are.

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    I agree! Everyone should have a librarian like that! I’m so happy you are able to share this book with your children now!

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