When I was a child, the only story I ever wanted to hear was The Wait-for-me Kitten. I just LOVED it. Briefly, the wee kitten is always being left behind by it's mates and always the one to get the trouble meant for the other "naughty" kittens. Suffice to say, the wee kitten triumphs in the end. For years I wondered where my well-leafed thru copy went. We moved around a lot when younger so the book could be anywhere. However, one afternoon a few years ago I was recounting this story to the wife of a friend of my husband's. Well, that year on my birthday...they proudly handed over The Wait-for-Me Kitten which their now grown up kids have long since forsaken. It is in good condition, actually it's not... but it is more likely in the same condition as my own well-loved copy would have been at the time. I just LOVE it.
Sure, I had other favourites..The Velveteen Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh....but this book has held a special place in my heart forever!
What was your favourite book as a child? Do you still have it?