Ok so Richard is pretty excited about reading to the baby, and I have been thinking about when I was younger and my dad used to read to me in the evenings. So I love the idea of getting the books that were read to me and Richard when we were young to read to your little one to be..Plus let’s be honest..there are some right classics out there to pass onto our younger generations. I did my coffee table book wishlist, and now it’s time for baby.
The Jolly Postman, Janet & Allan Ahlberg. Me and Richard both remember reading this book, with the little letters that pull out..I think they did a Christmas one too if I remember right? Either way..classic.
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak. If you haven’t heard of this book..I don’t know what to say..you missed out!
Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell.I remember this book, I’ve had my mum on the hunt for some of the books that were read to me, she has found a couple, (five minutes peace, and the Christmas bear) But I think a lot got passed down to other family. It’s like my ponies and trolls..gone forever.
Each Peach Pear Plum, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Now I don’t think I ever read this, but this one is on Richards list, as he was read it when he was little. So will be nice to learn a new story. This just makes me think of the Joanna Newsom song Peach Plum Pear..
The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Judith Kerr. Another classic that me and Richard were both read. I think’s it lovely that these books are still being read today.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Ok mine and my dad’s up most favourite book. I remember when he used to read it to me and would really over exaggerate the noises, like swish swish swish through the grass. I remember my dad had this technique of getting me to sleep. He would say after he read the book and I wanted him to read another, I’m just popping to the loo i’ll be back. I’d fall asleep waiting for him. Sneaky but genius.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle. Everyone must of heard of this book…I mean it’s a massive franchise, bedding, cutlery, toys..classic though right?
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, Pam Adams. A classic if not a little bit weird…..
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear, Don & Audrey Wood. A close second to my favourite book my dad used to read to me, Richard has never heard of this one, so it will be a fun one for him to read and to be honest I am looking forward to reading these books and thinking back to my childhood..I mean I’m having a baby! Crazy right!
Hope this post gives you a trip down memory lane. What books did you love when you were younger?
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