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As I've grown older, I've realized that there are a number of "children's classics" that I'd never read as a kid. Some of them I wish I could go back in time and read as a child, some of them I still want to seek out as an adult, and for all of them I simply don't understand why I never read them at the time.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
I read this only very recently, and I really enjoyed it. I'd quite honestly never even heard of it until the movie came out.
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
I've read some of Shel Silverstein's poetry and I think it's brilliant. As a child I was always obsessed about this kind of silly, whimsical verse. In fact I have a soft spot for it even now.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
I have no idea why I haven't read this. I mean, I've read The Cat in the Hat and all, and I've certainly known of Dr Seuss for as long as I can remember. But somehow I've only ever known Green Eggs and Ham by reputation and have never read it before!
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I read this last year. I hated it. Even the silly verse failed to make me enjoy it as an adult. I think I might have enjoyed it more as a child. Or maybe not.
The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
When I think of the United States, I think of the East Coast, the West Coast and the South. For some reason, I never read anything about the Midwest as a child.
The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
When I was about ten I had a friend who was obsessed with these books. It's shame I never read them, because I might have been obsessed too. When I was that age I always loved it when characters improvised their own dwellings. I'd have loved the idea of living in a boxcar.
The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
They were mentioned in Matilda by Roald Dahl and I told myself I ought to read the Just So Stories. But at the time I didn't know how to borrow things from the library, so I never did.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This is another book I've known of for as long as I can remember, but have never actually read. It sounds kind of adorable.
Jumanji by Chris VanAllsburg
I mean, it's Jumanji. I watched the movie at least half a dozen times as a kid but I only found out very recently that it was a book first.
The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
I think I read a version of the titular story when I was around four. Thinking about it sometimes still makes me cry. I wish I'd read the other stories as well.