Monday, 24 October 2011

And they lived happily ever after…

If there is one thing I love more than anything, and will capture both my heart and imagination, it will always be children’s fiction. The characters I first met in my own childhood have a way of uplifting me and deep down remind me of who I am.



I could sit reading these stories for years to come. It seems the older I get, the fonder I become. The lure of such beautiful and quirky illustrations comes hand in hand with the whimsical tales of fun and adventure to last a lifetime long. And go on to enchant future generations alike.

These are a few I picked up recently on my second-hand travels, to add to the already plentiful bookcase. But that’s the beauty with books, you simply can never have too many.
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  1. Aww I always spend ages looking at all the kids books at work. I wish i had space to bring some home:] Will write and send your letter tomorrow :] x

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  2. I over heard a dad and his child on the way to work on the bus talking about The Hungry Caterpillar - totally adored that book!

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  3. Whenever the boy and I go into book shops we always spend ages looking at the children's books. Not that was have children, we just like childrens stories!

    I remember at school being told that the hardest book to write is a children's book. Having to think about morals, the language and the imagination and illustration.

    I love Mog :)

    xx

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  4. We love Mog! That's one of big advantages of having kids, you get to purchase and re-read old favourites guilt free.

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  5. OMG! The Animals of Farthing Wood was my absolute favourite when I was little!

    I used to collect the Farthing Wood magazines. I wish I still had them now :( xxx

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  6. you will like a post I just read by b for bel:

    http://www.bforbel.com/2011/10/first-ever-childrens-book-1744.html

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  7. i always love chidrend's books, with their beautiful illustrations and cover and not to mention they always have happy ending unlike reality hehe, great purchase and enjoy re-reading them all! xx susan

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  8. The only one I recognise is Noddy! x

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  9. Animals of Farthing Wood! I loved that! Books are fantastic, i really hope Seb grows up remembering childhood favourites x

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  10. aaw Animals of Farthing Wood :)
    x

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  11. I agree you never can have too many, and you know my love of vintage childrens book too :o) Scarlett x

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