Monday, March 28, 2011

World Book Day - What Would You Have Missed?


This video was posted by the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to mark World Book Day on March 3, 2011. Yes, it is a bit late in the month but the video is well worth watching. I recognized the book related to the image in the closet immediately. I wonder how many children today would as well.

The RNIB requested that people list the favorite childhood books they would have missed if they were unable to see. Their campaign seeks to highlight the acute shortage of books accessible to blind and partially sighted people, especially children.

The asked everyone to consider "What would you have missed out on if you weren't able to enter the magical world of children's stories?"  I can't imagine a world without books. Can you?

I would have missed:
 
Little Women
The Little Prince
Alice in Wonderland
Pippi Longstocking
Heidi
 
and the hundreds of other books I have read since I was a child. What magical stories would you have missed?

4 comments:

Simon Brooks said...

The Green Knowe series by Lucy M Boston
Treasure Island
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively
My Side of the Mountain
Enid Blyton's books
Knights of the Round Table and a bunch of other King Arthur stories
Robin Hood
Grimm (yes I read those as a kid!)
I could go on forever...

Mae said...

To Kill A Mockingbird
Black Beauty
The Hobbit
Little House in the Big Woods
Anne of Green Gables

Granny Sue said...

Too many to name. My Dad's set of My Book House was my favorite reading, filled with folk and fairy tales. Then Nancy Drew, Sue Barton Student Nurse, The Hardy Boys, Brothers Grimm...

Karen Chace said...

I love all the books you have shared. It has nudged my memory as well. You know what they say, "So many books, so little time!"

Thanks everyone for sharing your memories with me.

Karen