This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writing Prompts. I didn’t link up due to the fact that I’m moving so I wrote and scheduled a couple of weeks worth of posts. When I saw this prompt: Write about my favorite childhood book, I knew I was going to do it!
My favorite childhood book is called Laurie and the Yellow Curtains. ♥ I love that book. I do! I still have it somewhere around here, not quite in mint condition, but it’s priceless in my heart.
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I love this book for a few reasons.
- My name is Laurie.
- I got it for my birthday when I was young.
- I love the story.
This is how it starts: Ask Laurie where she lives and she will say, “Not in the city, not in the country. I live in between where it’s just right”.
That’s pretty much where I lived too, when I received the book. The thing is the Laurie in the book loved the color yellow. She wanted to put yellow curtains and paint the door yellow in a chicken coop her dad was building, in the doghouse, birdhouse…she loved yellow. Spoiler alert…while she and her mother were away visiting her grandmother, her dad built a playhouse just for her and it had a yellow door and yellow curtains. My heart is melting as I remember.
I wanted to be that Laurie. I wanted her playhouse with the yellow door and curtains. And as long as I have this book I will have just that.
Do you have a favorite childhood book? Do you still have it?