5.28.2011

story time.

growing up i had a few favorite books: mr. popplers penguins, james and the giant peach, and matilda all topped my list. i have fond memories of reading the dahl classics in the summertime and building a shadowbox in grade school featuring the little poppler penguins. i randomly h about the shadowbox and a few months later he bought me a vintage copy of the book :) 


 sooo naturally, i was a little sad to see that mr. popplers penguins is going to be made into a movie...with jim carrey. i used to like ace ventura back in the day.. but after a string of flops not so much. ugh. i hope he doesn't ruin my penguins!


cutie pie 1, cutie pie 2


what childhood books do you hold close to your heart? 


xo, 
jillian


ps for the record i liked the movie productions of Matilda, the Witches and James and the Giant Peach and the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

29 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you about Mr. Popper's penguins...it is an amazing book that I read to my students every year (more for myself than them, haha). I'm sad to see it's going to be a movie with Jim Carrey as well...I can already tell it's not going to be a classic. I loved Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Bedilia growing up...they made me laugh and still do. Have a great day!

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  2. This is so cute. I don't think I'm familiar with Mr. Popper's Penguins. Maybe it was after my time. I grew up reading Ramona the Pest and some other book about a pig that got lost from his farm and ended up in the city. He found some we concrete and thought it was mud and got stuck in it. Ha!

    Happy holiday!
    You Are My Favorite

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  3. I loved Mary Poppins although the books were very different than than the movie.

    I was sad to see Mr. Popper's Penguins has been made into a movie. The preview looks bad. Jim Carey - stick to dramas!

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  4. I was a big Ramona fan, as well as Amelia Bedelia and the Baby Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins. I spent every dollar of my allowance at Waldenbooks... those were the days!

    Happy weekend, lady!

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  5. love! Audrey is obsessed with books and one of the coolest things is for a baby shower that my girlfriends had, instead of cards- everyone had to bring a book and sign the inside of it. So she has a lot of special books from special people with messages to her inside. I have all the classics: Peter Rabbit, Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are and so many more!

    xo brittany @
    www.myabcsoup.blogspot.com

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  6. I think I read all of The Boxcar Children books about four times each. But I loved Roald Dahl books and my mom's old Nancy Drew's.

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  7. I loved all Roald Dahl books (still do). But my all time, absolute favorite book was The Phantom Tollbooth. So clever!

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  8. @my abc soup- aw what a sweet idea! i'll have to remember that for the future.

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  9. Definitely enjoyed Matilda!

    Emily
    texasnj.dayeightmedia.com

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  10. oh honey! James and the Giant Peach is an all-time fave! this post is so cute and reminds me of other childhood reads by S.E. Hinton. they were piled by my bed each night, loved and dog eared to death. happy weekend! ♥

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  11. I just love the line: "I hope he doesn't ruin my penguins." Classic. lol x

    http://ouijetaimeaussi.blogspot.com/

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  12. Ahhh bringing me back...I loved everything by Roald Dahl!

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  13. awww this is so cute! my sister and i loved the berenstein bears! we had all of the books! :)

    happy weekend! xo

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  14. oh WOW this is funny - everytime i see an ad or a poster for mr. popper's penguins, i get all angry and rant to whomever i happen to be with at the time about how horrifying it looks! i loved that book, and that movie looks like an abomination!

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  15. Matilda is my all time favorite! And I still watch the movie every so often :) Loved this post! Thanks for bringing me back to childhood for a minute!

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  16. I loved the Amelia Badelia books! :) LOL.

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  17. I´ve never heard about this book, but I´m a huge fan of Roald Dahl :)
    I´m really happy that I´ve stumbled upon your blog, it´s really great! I´m your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

    http://styleinthecityen.blogspot.com

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  18. this is so cute. i used to make my parents read Goodnight Moon like ten times a night. they would beg me to choose a different book but I always insisted on Goodnight Moon haha.
    love Roald Dahl as well.
    have a great holiday!

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  19. I don't think I've read Mr Popper's Penguins. I liked Roald Dahl books but I think I loved the classics when I was young like Heidi and The Secret Garden. x

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  20. oh this is cute! I totally remember mr popper's penguins. I also love the paper bag princess in elementary school, such a girl power story haha

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  21. Roald Dahl books were my favorite!!! I loved matilda, james & the giant peach, the witches, the story of henry sugar & 6 more...

    was clearly a fan.

    & my favorite book as a little girl was eloise. i was actually going to do a post on that soon since i've been obsessed with nyc lately. she started the obsession when i was very young :)

    loved this post! xo

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  22. This is such a sweet post and I adore Mr. Popper's Penguins. Such a great book. Wish you a fantastic Monday, darling
    Kisses

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  23. i was obsessed with eloise! when i got older i read all the american girl doll books! and nancy drew! :)

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  24. I was so confused when I saw that Jim Carey was doing this kind of movie, but hopefully it'll be better than we all think :)

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  25. Just had to stop and say... I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN! Novels and books take on such a different vibe once a tangible voice, character, and setting is added to the story. I always have to read a novel before it can be tainted by the hollywood version of it.
    Hope your beloved book isn't affected:)
    xo
    L

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  26. My favorite activity with my baby boys is story time. I hate to even think that all of this technology is going to, in some way, change our storybooks. I still have my big book of Piggly Wiggly tales and when ever I crack open the book, I have to take a few moments to breath in the smells of the book. There is nothing else like it . . . xo Samantha

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  27. I loved Roald Dahl as a kid--our third grade teacher used to read us the books (James and the Giant Peach, Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to us every day after lunch!

    A childhood favorite would have to be the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder :)

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  28. I had the same reaction when I saw Jim Carrey was going to be Mr. Popper. I still can't get over how Johnny Depp and company ruined Charlie and the Chocolate factory in that awful remake. I hope for the sake of novel the movie doesn't destroy the book's legacy.

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