Favourite Kids books

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  1. Jim

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    One of my girls is 18 today and we were reminiscing this morning about the kids books I used to read them.We all loved one author in particular, we read everything he wrote many many times over.

    He only wrote for kids but some of his writing really connected with me even though its mostly nonsense Below are some of my favourite quotes and book extracts from this guy. Do you know who it is:BigGrin:

     
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    Has to be Dr. Seuss
    Theodor S. Geisel
     
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    Yes it could be no one else.

    Try reading this one out loud :Laughing: With the kids saying " read it faster"

    "When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles
    and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles...
    ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle
    bottle paddle battle."
     
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    there there Jim, the men in white coats will be along soon.
     
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    Can never remember names of books but Sophie's favourite was the one that goes

    We cant go under it
    we cant go over it
    so we have to go through it

    Think it was called we are going on a bear hunt.

    I used to just make up stories when reading to her but she would ask for the same story and id change bits and she would give me into trouble.:Rofl1:
     
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    When they were very small we had to have Chicken Lickin EVERY night.:BigGrin:
    Chicken Lickin, Henny Penny, Cocky Lockie, Turkie Lurkie, Foxie Loxie .

    Is that the lot? I can't believe I've forgotten!:Doh:

    Do kids still enjoy this book or is it past it?:Blush:
    Lucille
     
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    Think it was called we are going on a bear hunt.


    Most Def Bear Hunt, I can still here the teacher reading it

    "We're not scared"

    You cant go over it, you cant go under it but you can go through it, a story that would surely get a childs attention, well it certainly got mine:Rofl1: :thumb:
     
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    Oh yes Lucille - I'd forgotten all about Chicken Lickin! :Laughing:
    Our kids loved that one - they loved The Three Billy Goats gruff too :Laughing:

    I bought that one for our 3 year old grandson this summer and he loved it too!:Smile:
     
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    Oh... HAS to be The Velveteen Rabbit.

    QUOTE: When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you've become real.

    I had to read a Eulogy at a child's funeral once and quote from this book because it was relevant.... I always think back now when I see it on the book shelves...:Smile:
     
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    Just been thinking about Shadow the Sheepdog by Enid Blyton.

    Read it every week up to age ten from about age five and NEVER got fed up of it.... almost knew it all by heart....

    Did anyone else love the Famous Five books?
     
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    Still got them all Joy, Hodder and Stoughton hardbacks from the '50's and early '60's, bit dog eared now. All 14, I think, of Fatty :Eek!: and The Five Find Outers, some of the Secret Seven, all of the Adventure series with Jack, Philip, Dinah, Lucy Ann and Kiki the parrot which were my favourites involving hairy trips around the world. Younger stuff from Enid Blyton like The Magic Faraway Tree and Billy Bob Tails, oh, and Shadow The Sheepdog. I even came across my Famous Five fan club badge recently.

    Plus nearly all the Biggles books and his commando pal Gimlet from Capt W E Johns.

    Like the toys I hung into them for my boys but they were never into reading as I was. :Sad:
     
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    Wow, Rolf. That's brilliant. They are probably worth something now even if your boys didn't enjoy reading them.... Look after them.:thumb:
     
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    Eldest mentioned on Sat theyhad an unopened boxed set of the Famous Five they had bought for grandson .... he's 14 and 6ft tall now - fat chance!
     
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    Got me read most of the famous five books loved them all gave them all away to a young cousin all hard back and mint wish he still had them.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Crumbs, Rick. Isn't that the case with so many things.

    When I watch antiques road show I keep shouting at the screen..... I had one of those! .... Sigh... I could be rich now if I could just pop back in time..:Smile:
     
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    Joy don't think about it....as a boy I spent all my pocket money on Dinky and Corgi toys....I had a huge collection as I saved all my money and bought them.......When I left home my mum decided I didn't want them any more and gave them away......AHHHHH I must have had thousands of pounds worth lol.

    All the best Rick.
     
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    :Rofl1:
     
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