30 by 31: the borrowers

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On the 30 by 30, one of my goals was to re-read one of my favorite books as a kiddo — James and the Giant Peach.  For the 30 by 31, I decided to follow suit and revisit another of my faves.

The Borrowers chronicles the lives of teeny tiny people who live in the nooks and crannies of a house in 19th century London.  The Borrowers make their existence by “borrowing” goodies from the Big People — a fish bone becomes a needle for sewing, a cigar box becomes a bedroom, stacked matchboxes become a chest of drawers, and on and on.

Reading through the charming little story, I remember how much I used to love it, and how I really, really wanted there to be Borrowers in my house.  It was partially scary and partially exciting, but mostly it seemed like a good excuse for all of the little trinkets that I would lose.  In any case, it’s kinda fun to revisit your childhood faves as an adult.  Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite books were as a kid!  xoxo


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  1. I also used to wish my hardest the Borrowers really existed and lived in my house, I kind if want to call my first child Ariety. I loved 5 Children and It and When Hilter Stole Pink Rabbit.

  2. I used to love every single page and picture of Winnie the Pooh, and I still do. It means instant comfort to me. 🙂
    You have a lovely day!

  3. We had a set of children’s encyclopedias called The How and Why Books. I loved the one with all the fairy tales and nursery rhymes in it. It has wonderful old-fashioned pictures, too. I have it today, in my bookshelf.