When I was very small, my favorite book was The Fourteen Bears Summer and Winter.
A story of a family of bears, it's actually two books in one, telling the tales of both Summer and then, predictably, Winter. I would pour over the pages detailing the little bear houses - they each had their own! I loved it so, we even had a rule, I could only read it once before bedtime. Once. It was a rather long book and I'd beg to have it read over and over. I could read as early as 3, but I loved being read to. Aren't those some of the most sacred moments between a parent and child, reading together?
Another favorite was a different type of story, an album (yes, actual vinyl!) with a booklet accompanying it. It was a Winnie the Pooh story. Oh, probably not an A.A. Milne, but a Disney mini. I certainly didn't mind. I loved this album. In fact, I still have it! And yes, I have a turntable on which to play it.
I'd put on the headphones and read along with the story. The part about woozles always scared me and I'd skip to the next page unless someone was reading along with me!
What do these have in common? Well, bears of course! Who doesn't love a bear? And what do bears love? Honey!
Last year I purposed to like peanut butter. This was a huge success for I now consume copious amounts of peanut butter. Turns out I quite like the natural peanut butter, you know, containing only peanuts? Blech to that skippy/jiffy oily stuff. Well, this year, I purposed to learn to like honey. A natural sweetener, I never really cared for it. Until now. I love a good peanut butter, banana and flax seed sandwich. Oh yes, don't forget the honey! Mmm. Of course, I buy local honey. Go Texan!
So here is your chance to wind up with some sweet Texas honey. (in an oh so adorable bear) Honey, y'all! And maybe even a few other things...
Leave a comment telling me your favorite childhood book or the book you most enjoyed reading to your kiddos. You don't have to become a follower, or tweet about it, or like me on facebook or any of that. Just tell me about your favorite childhood book. It's that simple!
I'll pick two random winners on Monday, September 5th.
"'We'll be friends forever, won't we Pooh?' asked Piglet
'Even longer,' Pooh answered." A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh