On Facebook recently, a friend used her status to raise the question “Do you know any kid’s books by heart?” This simple question elicited a wide range of responses, and made me think of the books that I know word for word, learning them not because of any requirement or mandate that I learn them by rote, but because I love them or because the children around me love them.
For example, I shared The Green Queen by Nick Sharratt with my daughter so often when she was young that, decades later, I can still recite it by heart after reading the first line.
Books I enjoy using in storytime are easy to learn by by heart.
Two of my favorites are Jill Murphy’s Peace at Last
and Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham.
So… what books do YOU know by heart?