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help finding a '365 Stories' book and some general suggestions!

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frannigen Mon 30-May-11 02:58:44

Hi everyone, first post here (lurked for ages) and I really could use a bit of help finding some books.

My cousin's DS is just turning 3 months and I was hoping to find some bedtime books for her (and myself, as I visit them quite a lot) to read to him. I've been looking around on Amazon, Waterstones etc for ideas and have come up with a few, but as I don't have any children myself I'm not really sure other than what I remember of my own childhood (and nothing at all from that age obviously!) what some good suggestions might be. I'd like to find some things that we can all read to him to help with getting him off to sleep (i've heard that 'Goodnight Moon' is good for this?) but also some simple picture books that as he learns to read on his own he can still enjoy for the stories - I was thinking classics such as Rainbow Fish, Judith Kerr, the 'Mog the Forgetful Cat' series...? Are there any other good more recent ones I'm missing/am I completely off the mark?

One of the main things I'm trying to find is a 365 Stories book I had as a child and I've looked around, unfortunately there seems to be several different ones and I don't recognise any of the covers from my own! I enjoyed reading the stories even when "far too old" for them IYSWIM. From what I remember, one of the winter stories was a story about Jack Frost painting the windows with a paintbrush to leave patterns (and I think the little boy in the story wakes up and joins him?), and there was another in April about a boy called Jacob who lent his ladder to everyone in his town...god I know it's a long shot but if anyone has an inkling which one I'm on about I would really appreciate your help! All I'm sure of is that it wasn't a 'girl' or 'boy' themed story collection, ans it's not really a book for younger children really, more for school-age children I think, but I would like to find it both for my own nostalgia and as something that I hope he will as I did keep coming back to over the years - I wish I knew where mine had got to now...The book was a big hardcover one (pretty heavy too!), bright blue with a red title and square-shaped if it helps. It's driving me mad not knowing!

Thanks very much if anyone can help smile

crystalglasses Mon 30-May-11 03:34:17

My dd1 has this book. It was ideal for bedtime stories as each story was about a page long so just short enough for dh to read to her and long enough for her to feel she had a nice story to get her off to sleep. I think she was about 4 years old. If I can get hold of it I'll post the issbn number and publisher to help you track it down. It was one of her all time favourite books, which is why she's saved it (she's in her 20s now)

frannigen Mon 30-May-11 19:25:21

Thankyou so much smile I wish I'd saved it too, think it might have got lost in the charity donations pile!

SupersonicDave Wed 01-Jun-11 18:58:16

Dh was always going on about his 365 stories book and how he wished he could find it for dd. We managed to track down a copy. It is by Richard Scarry.

Hth smile

LadybirdExpert Thu 02-Jun-11 17:08:34

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