What was your favorite animal story/book as a kid?
I was just remembering my favourite animal books as a child. Winnie the Pooh of course (the real one, not the Disney knockoffs), Charlotte's Web, and Beautiful Joe. No, not the one about the man who was a boxer, but about the dog!! I just discovered that BJ is available from Project Gutenberg which is great because a paperback of it is like $18 USD, which is insane.
I never read Black Beauty till a few years ago. BB is referenced as Joe's reason for telling his life's story.
What about you?
My favorites were Babe and Charlotte's Web. I also really liked Where the Red Fern Grows.
You know, I never read Where the Red Fern Grows because everyone said it was so sad. I did read Old Yeller, though. I hated having to read "The Kitten" and "The Red Pony." In class it felt like the teacher wanted to watch the upset reactions of the girls.
Where the Red Fern Grows is sad, but I don't think it's any sadder then Old Yeller.