Surely, at this point in time, it is a firmly established fact that I love books. I especially love childrens' picture books. Illustrations by Barbara Cooney bring characters like Miss Rumphius or Hattie or Emily Dickenson to life in her stories. Patricia Pollacco's drawings - Mrs. Katz and Tush, The Wedding Quilt, celebrate different ethnic and religious backgrounds delight and celebrate the differences and the similarities in people.
Jerry Pinkney's work, just to sit and look at it, to notice the faint pencil lines of original ideas and how they changed or where enhanced offer a glimpse into the creative process an artist goes through. Nothing, not one thing can ever compare to the artwork that Chris Van Allsburg accompanies his wild, wonderful and sometimes, a bit creepy stories with. Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle - collage artists that have give the children of the world books like Eating the Alphabet and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I could go on and on listing author/illustrator, one after another. But, I think you get my point.
So, what does this all have to do with the letter S for Alphabet-Thursday?
It's interesting to see the answers given. Some are very serious and other delightfully silly.
What is the first book you remember reading as a child? ('I Like Butterflies', my mom taught me to read using this book when I was about 5)