And before you ask, it does exactly 'what it says on the box':
The cat from Spain flew an aeroplane. The cat from France likes to sing and dance. But my cat likes to hide in boxes.And no, I didn't need to open my myriad of book boxes to find the book and check the quote (yes I have a copy). It's engrained!
I also loved Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Richard Scary (although I can't remember which book... I wonder if I still have it?). As I got older Winne-the-Pooh (AA Milne) was another favourite. AA Milne had the most amazing chapter titles (e.g. Chapter 1: In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees and the Stories Begin; Chapter 2: In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place).
My mother usually read to me - my father tried once (so I have been told) but attempted to skip sections (so as to speed the process up)... He was not amused when I pointed this out and that was the end of my father's career in reading.
So, which books do you remember from your childhood?