Today is Read Across America Day. Books are one of my favorite things and I consider them one of the ultimate luxuries. Think about it. Books require space and care and owning stacks of them implies the luxury of time to read each word and pour over the pictures. I’ll admit that I’m a now a kindle reader for anything that isn’t image based. When it comes to inspiring images I want to see the color on the page and have the joy of flipping through the pages as my heart desires. I got this book thing from my Mom, and I’m thankful to her for it. She has given my brothers and me books for our entire lives.
In fact, she just pulled out a box of my books from the 1970’s and sent them to me. Guess what I found? None other than a first edition of Dr. Seuss’s “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!”. Here is a photo of some of the other treasures that were the start of my love affair with reading and books.
Check out the beautiful illustrations in The Laughing Dragon by Kenneth Mahood. The color is just amazing considering this book was printed 47 years ago.
These will all surely be kept. My kids find it amusing that I have kept some of the same books that they are now reading. Hopefully I can pass these treasures along to them someday. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, and Happy Reading everyone!