Featured Card - Togetherness & Kids Books

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Most teenagers and adults have surprisingly strong attachments to one or  more children's books that they connected with early in life.

It might be perennial favorites like Go Dog Go! or Are You My Mother?, an oft-read fairy tale, something by Dr. Seuss, a favorite collection of tongue-twisters, more modern classics like Each Peach Pear Plum, or something brilliant-but-little-known, like (in my family) Blumpoe the Grumpo meets Arnold the Cat. 

Gather some wonderful children's literature from storage or from the library, or borrow from a friend. Then have a box of books ready when this card is played.

Although young children who are just mastering Hop on Pop may not find anything novel in this card, you may be surprised at the delight triggered among older players who act as if they are visiting with a good friend whom they haven't seen in years or decades.

Let everyone share why they remember a particular book fondly.

Reading Ten Apples Up On Top is precisely the kind of thing that most people reliably will NOT be doing the other 364 days per year, which is why this makes such a special activity for Christmas.

If you offer a different collection each year, this card will always be fresh and interesting.

Please share in the comments the titles of some kids books that  you think would be especially worth remembering, or that you would recommend to others.

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