First Children's book?

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Re: First Children's book?

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: First Children's book?

Postby chris.ph » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:20 pm

and i just downloaded islands in the sky to my kindle :D
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby stripy_tie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:35 pm

Depends on your definition of a book, do those ones with the thick cardboard pages and all the different textures like wool and velcro count? after those i think it was stuff like spot the dog.

I did almost all of my childhood reading post age 10 because I was basically illiterate up until like 8 or 9 and had to go to some kind of special literacy group until quite literally overnight i learned to read. One night I went to bed incapable of it and woke up that morning able to read at a 16 year old level.

I can still remember the astonishment in the voice of my english teacher even if i can't recall what he looked like.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 pm

chris.ph wrote:and i just downloaded islands in the sky to my kindle :D

At least the wife wont be able to nag or ballock you now Chris,about all the books which arrives on your doorstep. :lol:
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby chris.ph » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:44 pm

3 dropped on the mat this morning i told her they were pre orders :lol: :lol:
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby Selkie » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:31 pm

I can't remember the 1st book I read but I do remember my mum reading The Hobbit to my older brother and listening in too and being fascinated. I remember the 1st book my daughter realised she could read independently was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss. That was an amazing moment - she was just turned 5.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:30 pm

Can't remember the VERY first either, but it had to be one of those disney golden books. Had a bunch of those.

One book i loved though was Bringing the rain to Kapiti plain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjDW7aqqGgg

(skip to 5 minutes in. BTW i HATE that new opening :evil: )

there another one we read in school that i can't remember except the ending. about a dog and sled race and its heart explodes at the finishline. if anyone remembers let me know. feel free to put the title in spoilers if you want.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby ghostsecurity28 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 am

The Hungry Caterpillar I think :)
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby Del » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:24 pm

The Hungry Caterpillar's heart exploded????? :o :o :o :crying-yellow: :crying-yellow: :crying-yellow:

I dont remember that part......
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:49 pm

Um i'm pretty sure it was dog, could be wrong, black with a white diamond on its forehead. i think they would have mentioned it having a bunch of extra legs.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby meerkat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:49 pm

I;ve spent a lot of time racking my brains, only to discover it has gone out for the night and not told me. When it came in we had another go and I think, were going back to the late 50's very early 60s that it was about Mermaids. I was two years ahead of the rest of the class.

I suppose it doesn't include newspapers? 'Cos that's how I learned to read upside down by the age of three.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:40 pm

I FOUND IT :D

Spoiler: show
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there was even a movie. :)
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby AuntyVague » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:57 am

Not sure, maybe The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss :think:
I do know that learning to read didn't come easily to me. I have a recollection of primary school librarians trying to entice me to read with Asterix books. They were such nice librarians I think I eventually mastered it to please them :D
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby Tris » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:20 am

I never needed anyone to tell me to read... I just decided that I wanted to on my own.
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Re: First Children's book?

Postby DaveC » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:38 am

As an addition to this, can anyone recommend any good books fir reading to v young kids?

Silver is almost 1 and we read to her every night before bed and are looking for new ideas.
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