I hope I can remember them all.
1. Yertle the Turtle. I wish Opie would try to make a film based on this book.
2. Harold and the Purple Crayon. When I was between 4th and 5th grade, I dropped out of a summer school art class when the teacher didn't like what I drew. We had to draw using only black and white crayons, plus one primary color crayon chosen for each student by her. First, I drew a picture of Hades riding down into Hell with his newly kidnapped bride Proserpine. She said that the characters should be bigger. So I drew another picture that zoomed in on the happy couple. Then she said that I should draw something a little more cheerful. I reminded her that I was working with black, white, and f***ing blue. I didn't actually say "f***ing." This has little to do with Harold and the Purple Crayon, but clearly I still have issues.
3. Make Way for Ducklings. There, I feel better now.
4. Edith Hamilton's Mythology. I loved mythology, so I struggled through this when I was about 10.
5. This book about Japanese mythology by Miriam Cox. Later, as a college student, I took her Children's Lit class and she gave me a "C." Bitch.
6. Some book about King Arthur with really cool illustrations. Got it at the library. Thanks for taking me, Mom.
7. A Donald Duck comic book. My first grade teacher said that I had a reading problem. My mom got me some comic books to read to increase my interest in reading and see for herself if I was having problems. Turned out that I only had a first grade teacher problem. Thanks again, Mom.
8. This book or Norse mythology. I liked this stuff more than the Greek stuff.
9. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. I think this is self-explanatory.
10. Horton Hatches an Egg. Hey, anything is possible.