My favorite book from childhood

May 30, 2013

…was The New Kid On the Block, a collection of poems by Jack Prelutsky and drawings by James Stevenson.

You need to have an iron rear
to sit upon a cactus,
or otherwise, at least a year
of very painful practice.


Does anyone else remember Bleezer’s Ice Cream? Or I’ve Got an Incredible Headache or My Mother Says I’m Sickening? What about the twist in the last line of the titlesake poem The New Kid On the Block? Man, I loved those poems. Still do.

My well used and slightly tattered copy is resting high, high on a shelf in Babygirl’s room. It’s been a couple months since we last picked it up and read a few pages together. I’ll have to fix that!

What’s your favorite book from when you were a kid?
Do you still have a copy of it today?
When was the last time you read it?

Please share! I’d love to hear your faves.

In childhood book geekery,

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