Today is National Read A Book Day, not that I need a designated holiday for me to want to read. Reading is a big part of my life and has been since I was a little girl. And yet I couldn’t help myself but to observe a day dedicated to the joy of reading, so to honor it , I thought I would re-visit some of the books from my childhood that nourished my love for reading. Children’s literature is still a huge genre that I borrow from in my reading pleasures. I don’t think I will ever outgrow my love for a beautifully illustrated picture book, and it was a picture book that began it all.