Can you recommend any audio books as a birthday present for a 5 year old boy?

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waterbabyabroad Thu 20-Oct-11 10:39:40

DD started reception this year and we're already overcome with class birthday parties. We gave lego to the first few boys but was thinking of an audio book for the next party. Does anyone know if the Puffin Book of Stories for 5 year olds www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=puffin+books+of+stories&x=0&y=0#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=puffin+books+of+stories+for+5+year+olds&rh=n%3A266239%2Ck%3Apuffin+books+of+stories+for+5+year+olds is any good? Or any of the Roald Dahl books perhaps? Thanks for any suggestions you can give (and sorry about lengthy link - am new to this!)

RunforFun Thu 20-Oct-11 10:42:23

i think that is a levelly idea.

Jill Tomlinson 'the owl who was afraid of the dark" and 'the cat who wanted to get home' have been long time favourites with us.

howlingheadlessmunsters Thu 20-Oct-11 10:46:56

There is a Paddington one I think called Paddington in the Garden (was 50th anniv book). Buy the book & the CD comes inside.

JiltedJohnsGhoulie Thu 20-Oct-11 10:49:29

Absolutely loved my Paddington tape when I was little. Think the Works have got 2 Paddington CDs for £2.99 at the moment.

Takver Thu 20-Oct-11 10:51:25

The audio book version of How to Train your Dragon is also good

neolara Thu 20-Oct-11 10:55:59

Horrid Henry is a huge hit with my 4 yo and his 7yo big sister.

waterbabyabroad Thu 20-Oct-11 11:40:19

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Will have a look at all of these. I also haven't introduced many audio books to my own kids so some potential xmas prezzies here I think smile.

Takver Thu 20-Oct-11 11:43:02

If your kids like audio books then our library has loads, we tend to get out a selection before long car journeys or if dd is ill for example.

wearymum200 Thu 20-Oct-11 20:24:13

Kenneth grahame's "The reluctant dragon", Johnny Morris doing the Just so stories, Cat in the hat all popular with my 5yo

countessbabycham Thu 20-Oct-11 20:26:19

I second neolara with Horrid Henry.

Tikkabillajive Thu 20-Oct-11 20:32:12

We've got the Puffin Book of Stories for 5 Year Olds (and the one for 6 yr olds too!) and it's good - I've also bought them for friends' birthdays.

Others I can recommend are any of the Roald Dahl ones - particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which, to my kids' delight, is read by Grandpa in My Pocket. And George's Marvellous Medicine read by Richard E. Grant. And I would second The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, read brilliantly by Maureen Lipman. Also the Mr Gum series are hilarious, read by Andy Stanton himself.

We LOVE audio books in our family - they are the saviour of our school run!

waterbabyabroad Thu 20-Oct-11 20:57:53

These are great. Will definitely venture into the world of audio for both presents and my own DCs. Can't believe I haven't done this yet with the road trips we've been on. Will definitely look at our library so thanks for that suggestion Takver. They've recently announced they won't be closing and will now be run by volunteers!

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