Monday, June 18, 2007

A Shower of Different Sorts

I introduced you to our news friends, the Winds, in our previous post. This past week, several of the ladies from our church planned a shower for sweet Mrs. Rachel Wind. Not a wedding shoer (recall man in goofy hat...that's Mr. Wind) and not a baby shower (recall child on swing and child nearly abducted by goats...those are wee little Winds). You see, since Rachel gave birth to both her little girls overseas, our church family didn't have a chance to throw a shower for her. But since they've been back visiting, she's been long overdue. So we had a kiddie book shower! Since there isn't an English bookstore in her city overseas, her girls' library is a bit sparse. But not anymore!

This is just a few from Rachel's wish list for the shower:

* Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever
* Make Way for Ducklings
* Frog & Toad Are Friends
* The Story of Ping
* Curious George
* A Wind in the Willows
* The Little House
* Madeline
* Amelia Bedelia
* Quick As a Cricket
* Little House on the Prairie

I've decided to start collecting children's books of my own. Another premature collection of mine I suppose. Please leave a comment for me and tell me about your favorite children's book.

And a note for Mrs. Wind--I will miss you dearly as you leave, sweet friend. Thank you again for the time you & John have invested in our family over the past few weeks. We treasure you & will be thinking of you as you leave Louisville.


Chris & Sarah Peek said...

What a delightfully fun idea! Books are the best thing ever! I don't recall any of my little-little-kid favorites, but I sure liked the Little House series when I got old enough to read them (8 or 9?). See you oh so soon Beck!

Kristie said...

I always loved "Love You Forever." It's definitely one of my faves. And "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." I read that to my college girls this spring when we talked about contentment and circumstances. :)

Chris & Sarah Peek said...

Stone Soup! Yes, Stone Soup. Quite a many lesson this young man learned through this story. Okay, only two, sharing and trickery. -chris

Jamie Butts said...

Great idea! I like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!! I'll keep thinking.

Matt and Terra said...

I always liked "Where the Wild Things Are". I think that I have a copy of "The Ugly Duckling" that belonged to Kevin when he was a boy. I'll look for it and send it for your collection if I still have it. You better get started making that baby...we'll be coming to KY soon :)

becky marshall said...

Hi little one,
My book list includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, all George and Martha books by Marshall, Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann, William Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, & Chrysanthemum by Kefin Henkes. Henkes also has a "Lily" series that is pretty funny. As you can see, i have a collection myself!
love you,
Ashley's mom

Kelly K said...

The Winds and I went through the farm together!!