Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is.......my favourite childrens book



It was really really hard to choose just one.....so I managed to choose this 3-in-1 book.

I always loved Enid Blyton books when I was younger but these three classics are my absolute all time favourites. I always wanted to live at the top of the Faraway Tree too....

There are also some honourable mentions that I cannot forget:

  • Roald Dahl - The Twits
  • Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Ahhhhh...memories....

Thanks to Pottymouthmama for this weeks fab theme and to Angela for hosting!



15 comments:

handmaiden said...

Snap. me too

Shellbells said...

Oh my goodness woman!!! I loved the magic faraway tree so much that I had a tree in our property as a kid that my brother and I called the magic faraway tree....

You must have good taste lol!!!

cindy said...

I love all those too, all the posts I read I keep thinking that is another one I could of included. I think Enid is so timeless too. It does bring the memeories back.

Blossom said...

I have to say Enid Blyton is a favourite of mine too. You just can't beat the good old classics.

Super Monkey said...

Love Enid Blyton here too! We have just finished reading all the Naughtiest Girl books (my 6 year old and I)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I love Enid Blyton - so much so, that I wrote a thesis about her books at uni. And coincidentally I was just thinking that the spread at your Thornbury Sewing Bonanza yesterday looked remarkably similar to something Ms Blyton would have described!!

Leni and Rose said...

I looooove the Magic Faraway Tree!!! It's absolutely my number one!

Jenny said...

Great collection-such a popular book-timeless classics for sure and you just can't go past Roald Dahl! Great choices.

potty mouth mama said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I love those too - I had forgotten about The Twits - thanks for reminding me!!

Hannah said...

How can one forget the amazing adventures at the top of the Faraway Tree?! I'll always remember the washing lady that lived in the tree and tipped her washing water down amongst its branches. hehehe... thanks for the smiley memories.

ingrid said...

Oh I LOVE Enid Blyton and the faraway tree stories. My eldest ds once went to book week fair as Saucepan man. It was a hoot!


I have to admit though that when I was a kid the Wishing Chair was my favourite one.

Bird Bath said...

Enid Blyton has entertained so many readers with her magical tales....I loved curling up with her books for most of my childhood. I loved her naughtiest girl series and Amelia Jane - the naughty dolly.

Annalisa Backlund said...

Oh the Magic Faraway Tree. I wanted to go there more than Disneyland!!

Maureen said...

My eldest son loved Adrian Mole when HE was a teen. None of mine read Enid Blyton as children in England, but I read some Roald Dahl. Must look out for The Twits...sounds good.

Stacey said...

Great choice! Its hard to go past Enid Blyton.
I read those three stories to my boys last year and they loved them. I also like how each chapter is a perfect before bed length.