Who suggested Ottoline and Claude?

(14 Posts)
JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 06-May-14 14:13:13

Dd loves them, thank you so much.

Whoever you are, do you have anymore suggestions? She's already written to Chris Riddell to ask him to write some more Ottoline books and has read all of the Claude books our library can provide smile

wearymum200 Tue 06-May-14 17:50:38

Not sure if it was us or not, but my dd loves these.
Other similar ish books we love include "fortunately the milk", the Madame Pamplemousse stories, Alex smith's one called Ella (I think) and harder but fun, the Tom Trueheart stories

fuzzpig Tue 06-May-14 17:53:17

I've seen a few others mention Claude so can't say for sure it was me, but I do recommend them to anyone who'll listen grin I love Sir Bobblysock!

FairyPenguin Tue 06-May-14 17:55:24

It might have been me - have recommended a few times. DD has recently been reading Agatha Parrot, Amazing Esme, Amelia Jane, Roald Dahl (Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The Witches, The Twits), and some Jeremy Strong ones.

emmaMBC Tue 06-May-14 19:14:36

Oooo yes LOVE Claude, am always shouting about him!

Have a look at the Dixie O'Day book (another one due out later this year)

Next you simply must try the Violet Mackerel series. This has been out in Australia for some time, it is wonderful - so pleased to see that it has now reached UK too.

Have you tried Chris Riddell's "Goth Girl"?
Worst Witch, 101 Dalmatians and Roddy Doyle currently hits with DS1, who is also a fan of Claude and Ottoline.

Retropear Wed 07-May-14 14:26:39

The Ivy and Bean books are great.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 08-May-14 15:18:23

Thanks all, some great suggestions here for dd to try. We picked up a Famous Five short story last night. It was set out in chapters with lots of illustrations and she read it in one go.

Which age would you say Goth Girl was aimed at? smile

A friend read Goth Girl by herself at 8 but we read it to DS1 at 6.5 (because his friend had been reading it). It's beautifully produced and I'm sure will be one he comes back to when bigger (and will get more of the jokes).

CrispyFern Thu 08-May-14 20:34:00

What ages are these all for by the way?

tobiasfunke Thu 08-May-14 20:37:13

Dr Ivan Achinbum. The best named character ever.

TheWholeOfTheSpoon Thu 08-May-14 20:39:16

I thought this was a baby name thread for twins blush

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 09-May-14 22:05:25

grin at spoon.

Crispy. Dd will be 7 in a couple of months smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 10-May-14 21:00:29

Been to the library again today. She chose a Claude book that she had ordered awhile ago, a Dixie O'Day and an Oliver Moon book.

Will look at the other suggestions when the library is a little quieter smile

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