The Friday 56: Sharing Literature With Children

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted at Freda's Voice.

Friday 56 Rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find any sentence that grabs you.
  • Post it.
  • Add your link at Freda's Voice
 Here's mine to share with you:

"There was a sign on Rosie's door
It read, "If you want to know a secret, knock three times."
Kathy knocked three times and Rosie opened the door.
"Hello, Kathy."
"Hello, Rosie. What's the secret?
"I'm not Rosie anymore," said Rosie.
"That's the secret."
From: The Sign On Rosie's Door by Maurice Sendak

More about it:

The Sign on Rosie's Door is a hilarious and accurate representation of children at play. Maurice Sendak has been widely praised as an illustrator and as a writer of fantasy. Do you have a favorite? I like Where The Wild things are, Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Night Kitchen.

Katy at the A Few More Pages blog is hosting this weekly meme.

How to participate:

Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading.

Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

Here's how the book begins: 

"This book is designed for use in collage classes in children's literature, as a source book in libraries and in elementary schools, and for parents who want to share great literature with their children. Besides being a collection of literature for children, the book offers a theory about children's literature that grows out of something we all have experience and sensed intuitively-that the most deeply moving literature seems to center in certain basic symbolic themes, which keep recurring like the patterns in music."
My thoughts...

This wonderful book covers rhymes, fables, folktales, fantasy, fiction and nonfiction. I love how the book shows the connection of children's personalities enjoying the sheer fun of reading many stories.

Sharing Literature With Children: A Thematic Anthology

Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkeeand Alison can Read.  Please click on one of their links for the rules.  This week’s question is.

Q. It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for - blogging related of course!  Who has helped you out along the way?  What books are you thankful for reading?

A. My family and friends, my faith and my readers. The Lord has helped me along the way, with His grace and strength using so many beautiful people, showering me with love and kindness. I am thankful for my Bible because it is the best blueprint for my life. 

LadyD Books is linking with,

Blessings to you,

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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