Feature and Follow #1

It's my first time to join this feature hosted by Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. The goal is to increase blog followers and make new friends.

First, you leave your details on the link below. Then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments or comment in any way you want. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

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This weeks Activity:

What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?

Well, one would be The Ugly Duckling. I hail from an urban poor community and the only chance I got then to see colored picture books was through a Day Care Center where a lone teacher teaches a horde of noisy little children.The only time we behave was when the teacher hush us for a story. The story-telling time was my favorite part of the day then. It's because of the images I saw from the picture books that I decided to enhance my drawing skills.

What sets apart the story of the Ugly Duckling from other books is that well... because the ugly duckling was unique among the brace of ducks. As a child, I always felt alone and out of place, even inside my own house. I know that you know how the story goes for this book. Just imagine how I could relate.

The other ones would be Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

I don't have kids yet. But if ever I'm going to read them stories, picture books or not, I might impart to them Dr. Seuss and if possible, Roald Dahl if he got any of his books in pictures. Honestly, I haven't read any Dr. Seuss books yet but I heard a lot about them. They are full of lessons to learn that many of my friends quote from them through text messages. I don't plan to read any Dr. Seuss book soon but I consider reading them the first time along with my future kids. For sure, I'd also read to them Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.


  1. Last week was my first week too, but I've been blogging for a few months!

    New follower!

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  2. Aw great pick! Brings back some memories! Check out what I picked =)

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    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

  3. I've read Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz not so long ago to my nephew!
    A new follower,

  4. I really want that Wizard of Oz book! All great choices ;) New GFC follower.

    Meredith’s Musings

  5. Thanks for sharing all those personal relations you have to the books. Great picks, I've also read WIzard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, yet in my late teenage years.

    New follower via Bloglovin and GFC!

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  6. Welcome to the FF, it's so much fun :-) The Ugly Duckling is a great one and I think most kids feel like the outsider at some point, so it's appealing. Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    New BL Follower :-)
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

  7. I weirdly never read the ugly duckling or the oz books! But I did love me some Dr. Seuss!!

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    Here's my FF

    Amber@Paradise of Pages

  8. Welcome to the meme! Hope you have as much fun as all of us. :) Thanks for stopping by my FF, and for following. You have wonderful books here. The Ugly Duckling... I'd forgotten about that one.

    Following back via Bloglovin'.

    Sandra @ SSBF Blog

    Here’s my FF

  9. Welcome to FF!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog:)
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    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  10. Such amazing choices!It's like you opened up my head and pulled all of my memories out, lol.

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    Guinevere & Libertad @ TwinjabookReviews

  11. Though I haven't read the ugly duckling when I was a kid, I saw the movie and it was both sad and fun. I'm sure that I cried when ugly was bullied by her siblings and mother. That goes the same for Alice too; I only watched the movie but didn't read the book until I was 12ish.

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  12. I really liked the cat in the hat books but I really liked the Berenstain Bears more.

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    My FF

  13. I also like that you review movies too. I haven't found many blogger that do both besides myself.

  14. I had Alice and The Wizard of Oz too. The Ugly Duckling is a wonderful story too! Thanks for stopping by and I'm following you on Bloglovin'

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  15. Yes!! Great choices! All my fav's and my kids have a collection of Dr. Seuss books!

    Thanx for visiting my FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New GFC and Bloglovin Follower :)


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