By: Dr. Seuss
When my youngest child was little she had a favorite book–Hooper Humperdink…? Not Him!–We read it every night (sometimes more than once) without fail. She could not/would not go to sleep without hearing it. Every member of the family, including my older kids, knew it by heart. We thought we’d never forget it. But, alas, we did. For years we’ve all tried to remember not only snatches of the story…but the NAME of the book. We’ve talked about it parties, wondered over it at family gatherings and reminisced during holidays but no one could ever remember the name of the book. My daughter often became misty-eyed with melancholy over the issue. You see, she now has a child of her own wanted desperately to share with him her childhood memories.
It took a while–lots of research, many sleepless night perusing online book sellers websites and a couple of hissy fits on my part–before I finally came across a book cover that looked familiar. A peek inside was all it took to know for sure I had finally found my daughter’s book. I bought it immediately!
It’s all wrapped up and hidden away for her to open on Christmas day. I’m very excited about this find–for sentimental reasons. But, also, because the book is precious. It’s a cute story with a surprise ending. Your kids will love it as much as mine!