The dreary weather of February is the perfect time to bring a little sunshine into our life through family, love, and the friendships we’ve forged with others. It’s also a great opportunity to spend together, snuggled up in blankets, reading some of our favourite classic books. After all, our tutors include English teachers who love to encourage reading! To celebrate love and friendship, we’ve picked some of our favourite quotes from classic children’s books, poems and their authors.
You may want to enjoy these lovely quotes from these wonderful children’s book authors during family reading time or share them with your best friends and loved ones in a Valentine’s Day card. As a bonus for fans of reading the north, this list includes two notable Canadians – Prince Edward Island’s beloved Lucy Maud Montgomery and the iconic Robert Munsch in Guelph, Ontario.
“I love your happy side, your sad side, your silly side, your mad side,
I love you through and through…
yesterday, today and tomorrow, too.”
"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world."
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
“You are my angel, my darling, my star… and my love will find you, wherever you are.”
– Nancy Tillman (Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You)
"Friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world."
– E.B. White, (Charlotte’s Web)
“Weeks passed, and the little Rabbit grew very old and shabby, but the Boy loved him just as much. He loved him so hard that he loved all his whiskers off, and the pink lining to his ears turned grey, and his brown spots faded. He even began to lose his shape, and he scarcely looked like a rabbit any more, except to the Boy. To him he was always beautiful, and that was all that the little Rabbit cared about. He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.”
― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
– A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
"Can't you see'um?" he whispered. "All the Terabithians standing on tiptoe to see you."
"Shh, yes. There's a rumor going around that the beautiful girl arriving today might be the queen they've been waiting for.”
― Katherine Paterson, (Bridge to Terabithia)
“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”
– Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
my baby you'll be."
— Robert Munsch (Love You Forever)
“I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.”
— Shel Silverstein (Where The Sidewalk Ends)