Sometimes I wonder whether picture books are written for us the adults too, or whether something just resonates with us that it just feels that way. This is how this book was for me, first of all I loved it – its hard not to love Aaron Blabey books – and second I think we have all had or have a guff in our lives whether it be a fabric or human friend.
Each time I do a Throwback Thursday post, I am always reminded how very blessed I am to have been exposed to the wonderful world of literacy from such an early age. I am sure most of us have grown up with the Little Golden Books, I know that they were a staple book in our house and we had many. I still have Heidi that was gifted to me from my nanny and poppy just before I turned 1.
In the jungle one day, in a land far away, the king was collecting his rent, all the animals came, rich or poor, just the same, from wherever the message was sent…
I cannot remember why I loved these books so much, other than I loved reading them. I have always loved reading books that support my faith, I guess that started when I was younger than I thought.
“Lucious, sweet, exotic flavour. Rich and blooming and steaming just beneath my nose. I snaked my long neck towards the fire with lethal speed. ‘What is that?’ ‘Wh-wh-what?’… Bliss exploded through my senses. I reeled with pleasure. Chocolate chocolate chocolate – ‘Ahhhhh!’ and then everything exploded inside me, and the world went black.”