What was your favorite childhood book or story?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 9:25 a.m. CDT; updated 3:57 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Ben Trachtenberg's favorite was Charlotte's Web

Professor Zuccini's Traveling Tales had its third show at the Berlin Theater on Sunday. The cast presented three interconnected children's stories in a way that both children and adults can enjoy.

Some of the audience members told us what their favorite children's books and stories were. Do you have a favorite? Leave it in the comments.

There will be three shows this weekend: at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Gavin Womack said he used to read Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Hannah Keel said she learned to read from Amelia Bedelia.
Akiva Trachtenberg likes Green Eggs and Ham
Bruce Humphries read The Phantom Tollbooth and Bruce the Moose.

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Ellis Smith March 13, 2012 | 5:27 p.m.

My favorite childhood story?

"Little Black Sambo"

I loved it when all those Tigers kept running around in a circle - faster and faster! - and then they turned into butter.

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Delcia Crockett March 14, 2012 | 1:26 a.m.

"No Children, No Pets"

I don't remember who wrote it, but it was a book my aunt's rentors bought me one summer as a gift, because I loved to read so. Both the husband and wife were teachers and had no children, so they loved having the children around them visit them. Until I was older and worked on the farm throughout most of the summer, I was able to spend summers in town with my aunt, who as bedfast/invalid, and her little girl had died years before. She was a sweet Christian lady and responsible for a good bit of the values I hold dear today. Her only son was to go on and become president of Johnson Pharmacueticals in Tampa, so I was a center of a good deal of attention in those days, while a small child in Hayti, Missouri in my aunt's home.

I often read and was encouraged to write poetry and enjoy music - the great music of composers and Southern gospel.

I remember the special ownership of the book and what a treasure it was, and for the first time heard the word "precocious" but all I was excited about was getting the book from the two great teachers, and tying into the pages of story about a little boy and girl in Florida who were not allowed into a resort because they were children and had a dog.

It was a hardback, really great book and I later gave it away to another little girl.

(The name of the little girl shall be withheld from mention here, but not too hard to guess by those who know us well.)


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