c.j.'s first book
In honor of the fact that I was born...a number of years ago today, I wanted to share with you all something very special. Be Nice to Spiders. The first book I remember reading. My neighbors, who babysat me, used to read me this book when I was just a baby. By the time I hit age 3 or so, I was reading it on my own. It's about a little boy who takes on a campaign to save the spiders at the zoo from being killed, by showing everyone all the awesome things spiders can do!
Irony: I am deathly afraid of spiders. I attribute this mostly to evolutionary psychology and 5-year-old C.J. watching Arachnophobia. No picture book could have prepared me for that.
So, my first book is actually a close tie with Arthur Goes to School, but the involved parties can't be quite sure. I have pretty clear memories of reading both and no one has yet established a satisfactory timeline, so Be Nice to Spiders wins. But I definitely loved reading this book, especially when mom and I had quiet reading time. It's one of those interactive books and I freaking loved opening all the flaps. Probably obsessively.
* Fun fact: I scheduled this post at the time I was born (CST).
what was your first book?