I’ve loved reading from the time I was young. Trips to the library were long, drawn-out adventures as my mom would take books from the shelves and slip them into our bag, pausing every so often to flip through pages.
But most of all, I remember my mom reading to me. My favorite book was “The Napping House,” by Audrey Wood. Grandma is fast asleep in her bed, but as the rhymes go on, she is joined by a sleeping child, and a sleeping dog, and cat, and mouse… and then a mischievous flea, who causes quite a commotion.
I think it was the suspense that pulled me in, as my mother and I would flip each page, gleefully waiting for the flea to upset everyone’s quiet slumber.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’d love to hear your memories. Which books did your mother read aloud to you as a child? Or, if you’re a mother, which books were favorites among your kids? Share your stories in a short paragraph below and we might use them on the York Sunday News books page. Deadline is noon May 6.