BIG NEWS: The kids' beloved Grammy and her husband have relocated from too-far-away and too-hot-anyway Georgia to a quiet home about an hour away from us. What luck! We are super thrilled, for more reasons than the fact that we now have a place to drop our kids and run for the hills. (Just kidding, GrandBill. Sort of.)
But I need your help!
Our housewarming gift to them is to provide a good children's library for their house. I've already pulled about 50 books from our own library to give them, but I know there are others that I need to buy. Including our three kids, they will have nine pint-sized grandkids, all local, spending a lot of quality time there, so there had better be books lying around for the times when GrandBill needs a bit of peace and quiet.
What books MUST their shelves hold? Which book in your childhood, or in your parenthood, has stood out SO MUCH that you just can't imagine a grandparent not having it available to their grandchild? (By the way, right now all kids are between 1 and 5, so all picture books are good but beginner or easier chapter books like Roald Dahl are also totally legit.)
Post your answer below--anyone can do it (yes, even you)--but you've got to provide a way for me to contact you should you be the winner. So don't forget that contact information--preferably an email address--if I don't know you. I'll put all the names in a hat and have Kiefer choose the winner. Lorelei and Ben have figured out how to cheat, so...I just can't trust them anymore... Anyway, the winner will receive a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
My answer: Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? And no, though I shamelessly voted for myself in student government I will not include my own name in the drawing.
Can't wait to hear what suggestions you have! Let 'em rip...
(UPDATE: SEE THE SUGGESTIONS HERE.)