Friday, June 28, 2013

Betsy's Fixing Day

I had "This is Betsy" as a little girl and loved it.  She's a sweet little girl who looks like me and does silly things like put her pants on her head.  Gunilla Wolde wrote lots of books and my Dad has been finding them for me to add to my collection.  

Betsy gathers up some broken things and decides to have a fixing day.  She carefully does all of the work that needs to be done, and then helps baby brother, who smashes his finger with the hammer while Betsy is not paying attention.  

See how she lays out the paper so she doesn't make a mess?  I love Betsy.

This is my kind of book.  Simple, sweet, hard work, happy ending.  

What are your childhood favorites?


Kelsey Gray said...

Adorable! My favorite book from childhood was/is Heidi. I read it over and over and over again. But when I was really little, my mom read it out loud.
It is the reason I want to have milking goats. :)

Jenny said...

The Betsy books are awesome!! Are you sure your dad didn't secretly write them about you?

Mom read Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary out loud to us. We especially loved the "Fudgie" series. My brother and I would snuggle up close on either side of her after we were plenty big enough to read it ourselves and listen to her read until she started drifting off. Eventually nudging her to read more didn't work, and we'd move to our own beds. :-)

Trinket said...

Sam Who Never Forgets ( is one of my favorites. I always felt a moment of despair because Elephant is SO sad thinking Sam has forgotten, and then total delight when Sam comes with Elephant's very own cart of food.