Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is.....my favourite children's book

I got this lovely photo from Uncommon Grace as I couldn't be bothered today with getting the camera out.... If you have time and haven't read Uncommon Grace then go and visit. It's lovely.

Anyway, my absolutely most favourite book is 'Now we are six.' The poetry is great but the illustrations are what I love most. I don't care much for the new Disney 'pooh.'
I had a really old copy as a child (possibly first edition or at least close to it) that I think belonged to my Grandmother. My brother has it now as he is a Christopher.
I love the title poem;

When I was one, I was just begun.
When I was two, I was nearly new.
When I was three, I was hardly me.
When I was four, I was not much more.
When I was five, I was just alive.
But now I'm six, and clever as clever,
and I think I'll stay six now forever and ever.

Loved it then. Love it now.

2 comments:

Mum said...

The Book is , I think second addition. It was given to me by a family friend when I was young. I have been looking for it for ages and now I know where it is. I still have the 'House at Pooh Corner' here somewhere, I love Shepards illustrations and I agree they leave Disney for Dead. I'm glad Chris has the 'Now we are Six' as I was worried it was lost. Now I will have to hunt out the other to give to you for Moo.

Love Mum XXX

potty mouth mama said...

Oooh I love that your Mum commented. That's cute, my Mum doesn't get the whole blog thing and 'why would someone want to read about your life?' - gee thanks Mum!

Great book choice, I agree, I am not big on the Disney Pooh either. Cheesy!

So nice to have old books in the house!