My eldest has read The Magaic Faraway Tree books and devoured them. We have just finished reading them to his little sister. She was as enchanted as the wood! These were both mine and my husband most favourite childhood books. Oh the pleasure in rereading and sharing the joys of Moonface and dear old Saucepan Man.
We had very little money and not many books or toys when we were young but my mum took us to the library all the time and we played outside and used our imagination for hours …we were rich indeed!
The books we did have included mums own Famous Five books, a collection of Flower Fairies, Malory Towers and St Clare’s books that had also been mums and a few ladybird books. I also owned a big Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales book and a book of baby animals . I say owned but all these were shared. I also recall a rather fabulous nursery rhyme book by Richard Scarry.
The book was full of gorgeous detailed illustrations. I must have read it hundreds of times when I was little. It is my most remembered object from our playroom.
Well I decided we had to have it. I found it at 1p plus £2.80 postage in Very Good Condition from Amazon or £10 used from eBay. Always check both! Now 5, my daughter should be able to read these rhymes to herself. I think she will adore their nonsense. How I wish I had bought this earlier. So glad a copy is now on it’s way back to our family.
As a book reviewer at book reviews for mums and a charity shop and car boot lover I buy and receive MANY books and my children have large libraries of their own. Lucky things. But we had a few that we read and read and read my sister and I. And we loved them and knew them so well. How precious to share them with our own kids and hear them giggle over the very same things.
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