Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is ... My Favourite Children's Book

Caleb and I have decided to share this post since he is an absolute book worm I had to let him have his say. I also missed out on my usual Thursday Caleb musing since we were in the midst of tooth-gate. He loves the repetitive, rhyming words of Hairy Maclary and knows all of them off by heart, that is 17 stories word for word in that vault of a brain that he has. It would of been read easily 100 times each, needless to say he finds repetitive comforting.
My favourites are Marmaduke the Possum and Pearl Pinkie and Sea Greenie. What self respecting child doesn't love a story about animals and fairies with the most gorgeous Pixie Harris illustrations. I am so blessed that my Mum kept them for me so I can share them with my kids as they are no longer in print.
It seems mum and son both love the author-illustrator. A hip hip to PottyMouthMama for this weeks this is.. theme and a hooray for our gracious host Three Buttons.

Also my latest boy pants, Chuga Chuga Choo Choo embroidered on the bottom and some great Japanese train material, a bit more reserved than yesterdays. Sorry for the picture quality, my model wasn't co-operating today and neither was the weather.


potty mouth mama said...

Hey - firstly, those pants are wonderful. My son is the world's biggest train fanatic and would love to see these, I'll have to show him later.

Love Hairy Maclary - nothing beats that rhythm and rhyme, Zackary Quack is my latest favourite!

And as for Pixie Harris - I have to agree, my grandparents always called me Pixie, and I always found those fairies completely enchanting! I can't believe they're out of print. So sad!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

You can't beat Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy!

The train pants are sensational; especially with the embroidery.

Annalisa Backlund said...

Cute trousers!

CurlyPops said...

My nephew loved Hairy Maclairy when he was's so cute.
Cool train pants..perfect for a little man on the move!

Hannah said...

I'm currently reading Hairy Maclary to my little one. I'm not sure if she's old enough to enjoy it, but I certainly do!

Bec said...

Oooh I LOVE those train pants. Just gorgeous!!! And I'm totally with your son on the Hairy Maclary books. Love the stories, and their lilting rhythm. And I also LOVE the names of the dogs :)

Drewzel said...


Thanks for the funny comment on my blog, think me and Sudafed will come to Brown Owls tonight, just to see you! xx steph

ingrid said...

Cute pants!

I am a cat person so Slinky Malinky is my favourite Lynley Dodd character. Even Scarface Claw has a soft spot in my heart.

jodi said...

gorgeous pants...unique boys clothes are hard to find hey!

13mimosa said...

It's funny, two kids and we've somehow missed the Hairy thing altogether, perhaps because I didn't know them as a child?

Thanks for the invite tip - seeds are a great idea!

zukzuk said...

yes, those amazing memories! maybe that is what our minds are supposed to be like too. i feel like my brain has decayed significantly since giving birth -- you can't deny those simple, repetitive stories have an added benefit of being exhausted-parent-friendly too!

i agree with potty mouth mama -- zackary quack rocks!

also, you left me a comment about the masked bear. i'd be happy to take you photos of different picture combinations if you'd like to see what looks best.

take care and have a lovely day!

62cherry said...

hey cindy
great to meet you last night also!
justine xx

teddybearswednesday said...

Love the boy pants!! SO much so i want some. Ha.Also thank you for reminding me of Pixie Harris, I love her too, and had forgotten about her!

Alice said...

Oh, mom read Hairy Maclary to me when I was wee, and I be that, if pressed, I could STILL remember most of the words...good choice, for sure!