All About Alice
My Mum got me this book for a birthday, and she told me how she bought it because the story was about a little girl called Alice, just like me. I still love this one because it has astonishingly beautiful illustrations, as well as a quirky tale.
The Animals of Farthing Wood was an absolute favourite of mine. I really did love the programme. Similarly I remember getting rather fondly attached to Jolly Snow and Little Bear Lost.
I was very much an ‘animal’ child, I detested dolls and much preferred a soft cuddly version of one of my favourite characters.
The Jolly Postman
These books are stunning, they really are. I don’t know about you but something that has additional letters, envelopes etc is right up my street, the element of discovery is just lovely.
Teddy Bears Picnic
A somewhat all time classic. There are so many different variations of this story, which makes it all the more mysterious.
Old Lady Bird Classics
I remember always visiting my schools jumble sale and buying these. I’m really glad I hung on to them, as they are quite collectable, even if they are a little tatty and almost falling apart. My favourite is the Aesop’s fables; this book taught me so much. Manners and morals to say the least.
Some lovely little tales, filled with the most beautiful illustrations.
And finally a book from a generation before mine, my Mothers...
I am so lucky to have this, as she doesn’t really have much left from her childhood at all. I can’t find a date on this book, but we are talking between 40-50 years old.
I LOVE that she wrote her name in pencil inside. And how beautiful are the illustrations. This is a classic children’s book, one I will dearly look after.
And I am stunned to discover this is a Marks and Spencer book. I never realised this before! I guess it’s kind of ironic, I have spoke before about my Mums love affair with that shop. It’s very fitting; that the book I have inherited from her childhood is from Marks and Spencer.
I love all my old children’s books and cherish them to a point; if I lost one I would be devastated.
These books make me smile and the stories remain etched in my mind and bring back such fond memories♥