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What are your favorite quotes from children's books?

Posted by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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8 Most Memorable Quotes From Children's Books

Posted by Julie Ryan Evans on July 9, 2012 

mom readingWhen it comes to activities to do with my children, there are few things I love more than sitting down with a stack of books and reading to them. I love how the stories take us places, spur discussions, and make us laugh.

My children and I both memorize parts of the good ones, and it's funny how lines from some of them pop into our heads at random times, long after we've read them. Some elicit laughs, and some bring tears, but it's amazing how appropriate they are for everyday lives, no matter how long ago they were written. Here are eight amazing quotes from children's books that moms and kids love.

1. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

-- Dr. Seuss, Oh! The Places You’ll Go

2. "So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall."

-- Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

3. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

-- A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

4. "I love you right up to the moon -- and back."

-- Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

5. "Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

-- Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

6. "Harriet, my darling child. Harriet, you'll drive me wild. Harriet, sweetheart, what are we to do? Harriet Harris I'm talking to you." 

-- Marla Frazee, Harriet You'll Drive Me Wild

7. "But the wild things cried, 'Oh please don't go -- We'll eat you up -- we love you so!'"

--Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

8. “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me ... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

-- Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

What are your favorite quotes from children's books?

by on Jul. 10, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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by Platinum Member on Jul. 10, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Sadly, I left children's books behind in about second grade so I don't remember too many quotes. There was a Little Golden Book poem about ponies falling asleep that I remember liking.

There are a few quotes from Harry Potter that I like, but i read that as an adult.

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by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2012 at 7:48 AM

 1.  Please stop fussing, little llama.  No more of this llama drama.  I think shopping's boring too-- but at least I'm here with YOU.

--Llama Llama mad at momma, Anna Dewey ( but this one I read to my kids, not when a child)

2.  Lot's of folks I'm glad I ain't-- but mostlly Captain Hook!

--Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

3.  Hector called to all the people, "Come and share my treasure trunk!"  And all the silly sightless people Came and looked and called it junk.

--Shell Silverstein, Where the sidewalk ends

4.  When a FOX is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle.... a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in sock, sir!

--Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks

5.  And the tree was happy.

--Shel Silverstein, The giving tree

6.  Deep down within the waters dark There lurks the dangerous Mister Shark.

--Roald Dahl, Vile Verses

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