What the Dormouse Said: Wit and Wisdom from Children’s Books, Part 4

Today, we share more of our favorite quotes from What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups From Children’s Books. If you missed our earlier posts on this gem, check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. My aunt is a Getty Images artist who runs a well-read blog where she writes about quilting, knitting, baking, photography, and living with her family on their farm in Michigan. She loves to use quotes from children’s books when posting photos, and her personal copy of What the Dormouse Said is ear-marked and worn. We know you’ll enjoy this little collection as much as she does!




“‘I wish we had tails to wag,’ said Mr. Dearly.”

The 101 Dalmations, Dodie Smith, 1957






“You have two numbers in your age when you are ten. It’s the beginning of growing up.”

Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace, 1942






“‘Trying to be pretty is a lot of work,’ sighed Hattie to Little Mouse.”

Hattie and the Wild Waves, Barbara Cooney, 1990





“If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Joffe Numeroff, 1985






“It often takes more courage to be a passenger than a driver.”

The View from Saturday, E. L. Konigsburg, 1996







One Comment On This Post:

February 10, 2013
2:45 pm
Childrens Books says...

Dormouse series is a great addition to any child’s library.

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