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“The Very Best Book”

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

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?

“The Very Best Book”

Monday, August 25th, 2008

I’ve begun asking interesting people to tell me what they remember as their favorite book from childhood, and as the answers roll in, I’ll share them with YOU!

Today,the very dapper Daniel Pinkwater tell us:

SHIPS AND HOW THEY SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS, by Willem Hendrik Van Loon was one of my favorite books when I was little, and upon reflection probably my most favorite one.

I have to confess I don’t know this book, but when I went to find it, I discovered it’s not easy to get, since it appears to be out of print. Ironic, since Mr. Pinkwater himself may be the least out of print person on the planet. Not to mention that anytime he reads a book on the radio, it becomes a bestseller!  Maybe he’ll share a little Van Loon with us, one of these days…

What’s YOUR very best  book from childhood?