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Can you recite any childrens books by heart?

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Bears in the Night


Often kids want you to read them the same book over and over again - as a result, there are some, that 10 years later, I can recite from start to finish without looking at the book.

These are:
Goodnight Moon
Twenty Four Robbers
Bears in the Night

There may be more, but these are the ones that spring to mind. There were plenty of other books I had to read over and over, but they were too long, or not in rhyme or for some reason, didn't stick in my head.

Can you recite any children's books? If so, which ones?

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Yes! Mostly Doctor Seuss books (Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop and The Thinks You Can Think. Also Hairy McLary and Slinky Malinky by Lynley Dodd.
Green eggs I can do large chunks of, but not from start to finish. I can also recite large chunks of Hop on Pop and Go Dog Go but not in entirety without looking at the book, however I can do Marvin K Mooney off by heart. I can also recite Hairy Maclary too. Forgot about that one. Now any of the other Dodd ones tho.
In my case it's not so much remembering them from my childhood as from reading them to my own kids quite recently.
Wow girls, reading what you have read makes me think that I have really bad memory! :)
I used to be able to recite some picture books such as Sleep at Last, but not any more. It has been to long since last reading them.
I used to:
One about a 'Fraggel'.It was a monster that just got bigger and bigger, from not working!
I LOVED that story, and would read it even though I knew it backwards....to my youngest son.
I cannot recite any children's books by heart, however there are a couple of books that I know really well that I can re-iterate the story in my own words. One of them is "Froggy goes to Hawaii" by Jonathan London. My kids LOVE that book.
Perhaps when I write and publish my own children's book, I will be able to remember it by heart. :)
By the way, I just think my brain cannot handle any extra "baggage" after I became a mother. Things I used to be able to remember on my finger tips escape my mind now. Boohoo to Mumnesia! :)
Several! Slinky Malinky and Prudence the Pig are the ones that come to mind.
No. As irrelevant to brain, long discarded! More important things to remember, like where did I leave my I Tablet?
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