The Curious Origins of Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Interesting Literature

Interesting facts about the surprising history of Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Who is being described? Born in the north-west of England near Manchester, he was a literary man who was also noted in his day for his interest in science and mathematics. In terms of physical appearance, he was known for being particularly tall, considerably taller than average. He gave us Tweedledum and Tweedledee, pioneered a system of code-writing, wrote one of his most famous works for a young girl, and appears to have had an interest in the occult.

The above may sound like a description of Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, but in fact

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Happy International Children’s Book Week!!!

A Happy Children’s Book Week to all!

It's International Children's Book Week . . Let's all celebrate!!!  Image courtesy of google images & allourchildren.org.

It’s International Children’s Book Week . . Let’s all celebrate!!!
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Are you rereading any of your childhood favorites this week, or reading something wondrous with your kids?

"The Velveteen Rabbit," by Margery Williams (1922).  I can't say enough about this book, it simply touched my heart, touched it deeply.  Image courtesy of google images.

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” by Margery Williams (1922).
I can’t say enough about this book, it simply touched my heart, touched it deeply.
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Here’s a small snippet of some of my favorite childhood books, in no particular order. How about yours?

Mister Dog
The Velveteen Rabbit
A Wrinkle in Time
Where The Red Fern Grows
The Giving Tree
Island of The Blue Dolphins
The Chronicles of Narnia
And of course, many of Roald Dahl’s books such as Boy, Esio Trot, The BFG, The Giraffe & The Pelly & Me, The Witches, and Matilda.

Now it’s YOUR turn to share! 🙂

Remember pop-up books? All books spring to life!  Image courtesy of google images.

Remember pop-up books? All books spring to life!
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Celebrating what lifts our imagination and our hearts, year after year.  Image courtesy of google images.

Celebrating what lifts our imagination and our hearts, year after year.
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Reasons I Wouldn’t Name My Child Molly

DISCLAIMER: 

No offense to any persons named Molly, or if you have a relative/animal/friend named Molly. I’m sure it’s a lovely name!

But here’s why I’d likely refrain from naming my child Molly: 

1. The way I have to stretch my mouth real wide vertically (like a muppet) to say the name Molly. 

2. Molly is also the name of a discotheque pharmacutical. 

3. That it rhymes with folly is actually NOT a reason not to. 

4. Molly Ringwald’s role in Not Another Teen Movie.