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View Poll Results: What books did you use to learn to read?
Alice and Jerry 1 8.33%
Dick and Jane 10 83.33%
Other, please list 1 8.33%
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Old 05-26-14, 01:26 PM   #1
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Alice and Jerry or Dick and Jane

What books did you use to learn to read? For me it was Alice and Jerry and their dog Jip. And as the readers progressed, the stories spread out to the past and to foreign countries. I really liked the illustrations which had a very idyllic feel to them and made their world feel fully fleshed. Even then, in the early '60s they felt a little old fashioned, but I was used to everything being WWII surplus, so I gave it no thought. Their world was more rural than my surburban one.

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Old 05-26-14, 02:09 PM   #2
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Since I'm pretty young, Seuss was the majority of my very early reading, along with the classics like goodnight moon, corduroy, the berenstain bears, etc etc. Later came the hardy boys and goosebumps. I got to go through them all a couple years ago when my niece was younger. Some of those books are tear jerkers.
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Dick and Jane, their dog Spot and cat Puff.
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Dick and Jane, their dog Spot and cat Puff.
You got a cat? Alice and Jerry never had a cat.
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Old 05-26-14, 07:34 PM   #5
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Dick and Jane, their dog Spot and cat Puff.
Puff on the television was my favorite.

Wasn't there Sally, Zeke, Harry and Peter too?
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As I remember it was Dick and Jane, Clifford the big red dog and Curiuos George for me. As I got older I progressed to things like the Henry Huggins series and Beezus and Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.
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See Spot run! Run, Spot, Run! Dick and Jane, then Ramona and Beezus. Lol, we are soooo dating ourselves

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Who had a dog named Boots? We named our first dog Boots because we were reading a story with a dog named Boots when we got her, and I thought that was Dick and Jane.
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As I remember it was Dick and Jane, Clifford the big red dog and Curiuos George for me. As I got older I progressed to things like the Henry Huggins series and Beezus and Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.
And Babar, the elephant. Later on, the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift, Jr. series... but most of all, the "Tattooed Man" novels by Howard Pease.
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Don't remember too much about Dick and Jane. Do remember Babar, Tom Swift and the Happy Hollisters.
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Dick and Jane at school. Doctor Seuss at home. Got away from Dick and Jane as quick as I could. They were totally boring. Now Pippi Longstocking was a good series.
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I had a book on dinosaurs.

I could pronounce all the names.
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I don't remember. I remember my mom teaching me the alphabet before I started school. I was pretty young when I read a comic book version of Jack London's "Call of the Wild" but I'm sure that wasn't the first book I read.

Probably Dick & Jane since I've never heard of the other one.
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