My friend Tara wrote an awesome post today about her favorite childhood books after I mentioned something on Twitter about reading to my kids. Cricket and Thumper had some lovely story time this morning while drinking their morning milk and it was so much fun. Cricket is just beginning to get interested in books and Thumper…well, he likes to chew on them, same as his big brother. 🙂 This morning’s book of choice (and every other opportunity’s book of choice) was Clifford’s First Halloween by Norman Bridwell. I loved the Clifford books growing up and I love the show on PBS, too. Same with Arthur – that lovable little aardvark’s adventures with pals Binky, Muffy, and Francine entertained me through many a rainy afternoon growing up. When I was a little older and living with my aunt, the show on PBS entertained my cousin, too. (I, of course, was much too cool for Arthur by then – at 13, it was all about the soaps. Eric Brady, you will forever melt my little fangirl heart.