What in the world could April Fools' Day and books have in common? I was born late in the afternoon on March 31st. I was almost an April Fools' baby. My mother read to me long after I could read for myself. There were always books in our house and I had a library card of my own when I was very young. I believe that these are the reasons why I love to read.
I remember my very first favorites still: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
I turned 50 yesterday and I've always gotten a new book to enjoy either as a gift from my family or as a gift to myself....just in time for April Fools' Day.