The little man loves his books; I have mentioned this in many posts.
We have decided for Christmas that we will focus most of his gifts around his love of books. This then got me thinking recently about the many and varied books that we adored growing up. I distinctly remember loving Dick Bruna books, 'Miffy' and 'Tilly and Tess' both made lasting impressions, as did 'Mr Archimedes' bath by Pamela Allen. Mum has kept many of these books which are now read to the grandchildren when they visit. The Avocado baby' by John Burningham and 'The Friend' by Bob Graham were also firm family favourites.
There is a long list of favourite bedtime stories in our household at the moment. Many of them, for example 'Dear Zoo,' have been read to ad nauseam (I am joking but you surely get what I mean!) and anything to do with 'Spot' is also a huge hit. There are a few books that are my personal favourites that I sneak into our pile where possible. This is usually because of their illustrations (seriously, how cool are the illustrations in Maisy books? - she is the coolest mouse ever!) or funny little story lines. The collection of books about the 'Little Wombat' by Charles Fuge are adorable and 'The Pigs Knickers'
by Jonathon Emmett and Vanessa Cabban (a gift from the bestie) is hilarious!
What are some of the books you loved to read as a little one? What are some of the books that you read to your little ones now? I would love to know some of your favourites so I can start compiling a beautiful collection of books for our family to enjoy in the years to come.
PS. I also got thinking about the books I loved growing up. Did any of you love Trixie Belden and Judy Blume books too?
PPS. Sorry about the lay out of this blog. I did initially have loads of pictures of our favourite book covers but it would seem that the formatting, my computer and this ridiculous heat we are experiencing in Brisbane today, are not a good match. Seriously it is not even Summer, well not until tomorrow anyway :) x