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The Gruffalo has just been voted the favourite bedtime story to read to your children or grandchildren.
When the children were little, we loved:

1)Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy...wonderful rhymes eg Snitzel Von Crumm with the very low Tum

2)Dinosaur Roar..all about opposites, parents can give full vent to all sorts of funny voices

3) Something for James...what is making the bag rustle?

4) We're going on a Bear Hunt... swishy swashy!

And so many more....

What were your family's favourites?

Posted at 6th Nov 2009 - 05:49PM   Posted by Patsy   Bedtime Story Comments: 10

Inthemud's Avatar Mine loved the Peace at Last, Five minutes Peace books with Mrs large and her family.

Also Spot the dog stories were huge favourites and The Hungry caterpillar and many more that I cannot remember of top of my head but will come to me as evening progresses!

Posted by: Inthemud on 6th Nov 2009 at 05:52PM

Maisy, Hairy Maclary, Peace at Last, were all huge favourites when they were tots. My own favourite was Hairy Maclary, especially the cat version of it, with Slinky Malinki and Scar Face Claw!

Jane Hissey's books also went down a storm, Old Bear, Jolly Tall and friends, and even at 21, my son has his Jolly Tall toy sat on top of his book case, which contains very unchildlike tomes, such as 4 inches, by Rankin!

Then there was Harry Potter, which first hit the book stands when mine were 8 and 9 years old in 1997. They both lapped this up and could never wait for the next volume. Daughter also loved Philip Pullman, although she was a teen by the time she came to discover these alongside Mallory Blackman's books.

Posted by: Zoe on 6th Nov 2009 at 06:09PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I loved Harry the Dirty Dog when I was little. Mine loved that one too, but anything by Julia Donaldson would be near the top of the list, and Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki.

Recently I've been reading all of the Winnie the Poohs to them which have been very much enjoyed. Now we've moved on to The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark and other things involving vets and magical unicorns.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 6th Nov 2009 at 06:26PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar My own children (now in their forties) loved Ferdinand the Bull and Little Black Sambo not very PC now but if you read my latest blog you will understand why. (It was Ellen's favorite).

My granchildren like Hairy McClary (my favourite for reading) and the Gruffalo. My eldest grandaughter had a 'thing' about The Elves and the Shoemaker which I had to read so many times I was forced to 'lose' it.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 6th Nov 2009 at 06:29PM

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For my son Giles

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For daughter Gemma

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 6th Nov 2009 at 06:34PM

Fennie's Avatar Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton and AA Milne were my favourites.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th Nov 2009 at 08:42PM

Faith's Avatar Oh goodness me - too many to list and cant remember but Each Peach Pear Plum was one favourite and all the other Janet and Allan Ahlberg books - Jolly Postman etc. The Last NooNoo was another.

My own favourites as a child were probably the Little Grey Rabbit books.

Posted by: Faith on 6th Nov 2009 at 09:49PM

Elizabethm's Avatar My son loved "Where the wild things are". Also Teddy robinson stories were a favourite. We had a tape which we played so much that I could recite it if I shut my eyes at one time!

Posted by: Elizabethm on 6th Nov 2009 at 10:46PM

Our children liked Richard Scary's books. I have the four-volume AA Milne set I received in 1950. (Yes, I am that old a Bear!) I can still recite a number of the poems from the first two volumes.

"'And that,' said John Bear, 'is that.'"

Posted by: Rob-bear on 7th Nov 2009 at 02:59AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Ours loved the Hungry Caterpillar . . . and one about a mole who was looking for his bed . . . we had so many books and now I can't remember them Embarassed

Posted by: Westerwitch on 7th Nov 2009 at 09:52AM

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