A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Mayim shares why she chose the following books for her bookprint:
1. Rain Makes Applesauce
“This book is as beautiful to look at as it is beautiful to listen to. It makes it fun to play with words and always felt like it was all the magical things in my head, but in a whole book! "
2. A Hole Is To Dig
“I grew up with parents whose native language wasn’t English. This book was from their childhood, and it used a lot of English translations of expressions from their native tongue of Yiddish. The illustrations are adorable and detailed but also really simple and elegant. ”
3. Where the Sidewalk Ends
“There was no greater pleasure as a young girl than getting lost in a Shel Silverstein book of crazy funny poems. Some are gross and some are sad, some are short and some are long. All of them are amazing! ”
4. The Giving Tree
“If I could pick one book I love as much now as I did as a young person, it would be this one. It’s so simple and nice to look at, and also so full of meaning and deep ideas too! It’s about love, respecting the environment, about devotion and honesty and kids and parents...its perfect! ”
5. The Phantom Tollbooth
“I don’t remember much about this book except that I read it in a reading class with the help of a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Kaplan. She showed me that reading chapter books can be fun and interesting and I remember for the first time really seeing I was a smart enough person to be something someday if I could answer Mrs. Kaplan’s questions about this challenging book!”
Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom “Blossom.” She has recently joined the hit CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory”, playing the role of Amy Farrah Fowler. After “Blossom” she took a break from acting to earn a BS and PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA. Bialik will release her first book through Simon & Schuster March 2012 titled, “Beyond the Sling”; a look into the world of Attachment Parenting.