Plinky Prompt: Name a children’s book that makes you nostalgic.

Prompt courtesy of Plinky. I picked three, though I didn’t think about it for too long.

  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

This book is great – the weather is made of food! Pancake blizzards, spaghetti storms, orange juice floods. A goldmine of imagination fodder for little kids.

  • Where The Wild Things Are

A true classic, soon to be made into a movie, which I cannot wait to see. My dad used to do this quasi-ominous laugh and tell short stories about what kinds of “wild things” might live in the woods along the interstates when we drove in the dark on long trips to and from Grandma & Grandpa’s house.

  • The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books

Another good series, or it was a series of short chapter books when I was a kid. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle had some very creative parenting strategies, most of which would probably border on child abuse these days, yet she wasn’t scary for some reason. Made my parents seem a lot less mean when I had been disciplined for some infraction.

What were your favorites?

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5 thoughts on “Plinky Prompt: Name a children’s book that makes you nostalgic.

  1. Bazarov says:

    The first two seem familiar.

  2. auntjone says:

    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs is one of my all time faves! Probably the reason I decided to become a pastry chef…I also love “Old Hat, New Hat” by the Bearenstains and the Amelia Bedelia series. I think I identified with Ms. Bedelia because I always felt like I was screwing things up.

  3. Pastry chef! Remind me where you’re located, if you don’t mind…thanks!

  4. That’s so funny, I just bought the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury last year! Have yet to really delve back into them. Oh man, remember Amelia Bedelia?

  5. For some reason I don’t have a very clear memory of the Amelia Bedelia books, though I’m sure I read them.

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