I've just started reading these to my 6 year old DD. These are my books from when I was a similar age - many years ago (I took great care of my books!). I also used to own the cassettes read by Felicity Kendall. The stories are simple but lovely and my DD really enjoys them. Would definitely recommend reading them to any little girl (or possibly little boy) who likes to listen to short stories.Read moreLess
"Children both gripped…"
I'm managing a lot of tidying as our 3 year old is so mesmerised by the audio. It's lovely. A favourite book our 7 and 3 year old enjoy as much as each otherRead moreLess
"A lovely read - homely, old-fashioned and everyday stories but…"
A lovely read - homely, old-fashioned and everyday stories but my 4 year old's eye light up each time we read one. They are told by my naughty little sister's sibling when she is grown up, so they are inately sentimental and old-fashioned. My DD has a naughty little sister herself so she loves them and I love reading them.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "Lovely, timeless stories with great illustrations. A…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"Lovely, timeless stories with great illustrations. A favourite of mine when I was young and my daughter loves them too. Lovely language and great stories about the naughty antics the little girl gets up to." "They are quite old fashioned but this seems to add to the appeal to my four year old daughter."Read moreLess
"DD's favourite book EVER. She also loves the audio books.…"
DD's favourite book EVER.
She also loves the audio books. DH and I snigger at all the references to the "wicked, naughty" little sister and "bad" Harry.
Although it's a very old-fashioned book (DD wanted to know what a "counterpane" was and even I didn't know the answer to that one - we had to ring Granny), it still has some quality that children love.Read moreLess
"A really lovely book. Loved this myself as a child…"
A really lovely book. Loved this myself as a child & now my daughter is enjoying it too, a wonderful book to read together.Read moreLess
"I am not actually adding a review, just pointing out…"
I am not actually adding a review, just pointing out that this book is written by Dorothy Edwards and illustrated by Shirley Hughes.Read moreLess
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"Great fun and good for teaching using pictures…"
Great fun and good for teaching using picturesRead moreLess
"Timeless classic - I loved this and so do my…"
Timeless classic - I loved this and so do my sons.Read moreLess
"My 4 year old daughter loves My Naughty Little Sister.…"
My 4 year old daughter loves My Naughty Little Sister. She thinks Bad Harry is particularly wonderful! Lovely to snuggle up on a cold day and read chapter after chapter. Captivating.Read moreLess
"A good old fashioned story, that my five yr old…"
A good old fashioned story, that my five yr old really enjoyed (especially as she is the younger sister!) Nice size chapters for bedtime reading. Also as my daughter got older, she enjoyed re-reading the book herself!
I also remember reading it as a child too!Read moreLess
"both dds loved this -definitely one for the girls i…"
both dds loved this -definitely one for the girls i think - nephew seemed uninterested when i read one to him . have it on cd for car journeys and always a popular choice . rather old fashioned 50s feel to it but highly recommended for a feel good factorRead moreLess
"The Naughty Little Sister books are wonderful. Most of the…"
The Naughty Little Sister books are wonderful. Most of the stories are absolutely timeless, although the odd one shows how little freedom our children have today compared with when the stories were written. It's worth looking out for second hand editions of these books as well, although the stories are in different collections in earlier editions to now, so if you mix and match you may find that you have duplicate stories.
For what it's worth, our favourite stories are when daddy looked after my naughty little sister, Bad Harry's birthday party and The Worst Story of All (a bad incident with Father Christmas).Read moreLess
"Fantastic, lovely and sweet. Keeps my 3 year old DD…"
Fantastic, lovely and sweet. Keeps my 3 year old DD amused each bedtime.Read moreLess