“The Very Best Book”

Today’s “Very Best Book” comes to us from none other than Wil Wheaton, best known for his portrayal of Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Will is such a sweet smart guy, and a reader.  He says:

When I was in second grade, I loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was just absurd and wonderful. I especially loved the ending, because I wasn’t entirely sure if grandpa made the whole thing up, or if Chewandswallow was a real place.

When I got a little older, I read and re-read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing too many times to count. Finally, there was a book that treated me like the mature, grown-up 4th grader I knew I was.

What’s *your* favorite book from childhood?

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4 Responses to ““The Very Best Book””

  1. Wanda Vaughn Says:

    There were two that I read over and over — A Wrinkle in Time and The Book of Three. One was fantasy, one more science fiction, but I loved them both for their fantastic journeys. They took a little bookworm far from her home on the corner of 4th st. and 7th ave.!

  2. stacy Says:

    i read and re-read e.b. white’s The Trumpet of the Swan too many times to count.

  3. Collin Says:

    I had such a nerd crush on him during his ST:NG days.

  4. The Vintage Reader Says:

    It would have to be Harriet the Spy. I was kind of obsessed. I checked it out from the library every few months. I carried a notebook around and wrote things in it until, like Harriet’s notebook, it was confiscated. I kept asking my mother to take me someplace where I could get an egg cream. :-)

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