So what’s the kiddie lit version of “I’ll be back?” The Associated Press got a series of celebrity parents to dish on their favorites,but we were suprised which of our favorites were skipped. So we’re bringing them up here.
So who was talking? Maria Canals-Barrera of Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” hit on that old Dr. Seuss classic: “a person’s a person no matter how small” from Horton Hears a Who and Poppy Montgomery of Without a Trace hit upon Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go. Soprano Renee Fleming and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley paid tribute to those mommy and baby lovefest features Guess How Much I Love You and Love You Forever. You can check out the rest of the list via the AP . . . or read a collection of Strollerderby’s favorites:
- Another Dr. Seuss fave: “Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”
- And one more from the Seuss: “ “on those wild
screaming beaches…” (from The Sneetches)
- What’s the use of having a trained balloon if it won’t do what you want?”- The Red Balloon by A. LaMorisse
- “I am a nuisance in the lobby. Mr Salamone said so.” – Eloise by Kay Thompson
- “Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.” – The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg
- “I don’t want to be sensible,” said Ramona. “I HATE being sensible.” – Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
- “In my experience, well-read people are less likely to be evil.” – Lemony Snicket (not sure which one)
- “It’s my ponytail and I like it!” – Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch
- “…and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed
off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a
year to where the wild things are.” – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- “And the music was sad and joyous and it filled the quiet street and went out over the darkling trees and the whole world.” – from Dudley Pippin and the Principal in Free to Be You and Me
We could probably fill Strollerderby up with this list, but we’d like to hear yours. What are the lines your family repeats ad infinitum?