My good pal and writing critique buddy over at 'The Write At Home Mom', Megan Bickle, had a Picture Book Blogfest this past week. And while I'm a few days late, I'd still like to get in on the action. Because as an aspiring picture book author, myself, there is nothing that I love more than a good picture book.
Picture books are my passion! I just love the way that I feel when I'm reading or writing one. A great picture book is like a time machine to the past. And just like a good song on the radio, reading a childhood favorite has a way of bringing you right back to all the hopefulness and sheer joy that you felt as a child reading them. And who doesn't want to feel that kind of hope and exhiliration in their adulthood?
So here goes. My favorite picturebook-today, anyway-is The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Suess. In my opinion, this book is the book that started it all. The Cat In The Hat was the first book that really made children love to read. Before The Cat In The Hat, the best that a child could look forward to reading was a book that said things like 'See Jane run. See Dick run. See Spot run after Dick and Jane.' BORING! And that is why I love The Cat In The Hat.