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Do books for little children ever make you cry?

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PrettyCandles Sun 25-Sep-11 20:51:23

I'm a soft moo - Once There Were Giants sets me off every time.

ShowOfHands Sun 25-Sep-11 20:55:58

No <sniff> Matter <sob> What

and

<sniffle> The Bog Baby

and

<weep> Peepo

Malcontentinthemiddle Sun 25-Sep-11 20:57:12

Quentin Blake's 'The Green Ship' used to get dp....

SybilBeddows Sun 25-Sep-11 20:57:34

I cried several times while reading 'Clarice Bean Spells Trouble'. Poor Karl Wrenbury.

mankyscotslass Sun 25-Sep-11 21:03:49

"I love You Forever" and "Goodbye Mog"

splatapus Sun 25-Sep-11 21:05:29

No Matter What and Goodbye Mog both make me "read a bit wobbly" as DD puts it. grin

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 25-Sep-11 21:06:06

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ladywithnomanors Sun 25-Sep-11 21:06:59

Dr seuss - Oh the places you'll go.

So sad but so true.

CMOTdibbler Sun 25-Sep-11 21:09:52

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey makes my cry all the way through - its a christmas book, so should only be out in December but ds loves it and I sob through it.

Iggly Sun 25-Sep-11 21:10:06

I love Once There Were Giants. I did have a tear in my eye reading it to DS once - the bit where the girl looks out for her mum when she's at preschool? I said to DS "she misses her mummy", and he nodded and pointed at himself as if to say me too sad he's not even 2 yet! I felt guilty cos I work part time <wail>

thefirstMrsDeVere Sun 25-Sep-11 21:12:26

That one about Gilbert the shark. I didnt realise what it was about until too late.

If I was the sort to cry I would at that book.

Mummy loves me. Its a dear little book and I bought it for DS2 when DD was sick and I had to keep leaving him to go into hospital with her. I cant even look at the bloody thing now.

Naughty Kitten. I can still hear my darling DD's little voice saying 'Naughty Kitten' as the punch line to each page when she was tiny sad

We have a book (Floss?) about an old border collie, makes me sob every time. The children never even notice ...

Appuskidu Sun 25-Sep-11 21:16:43

I love Once There Were Giants.

Ooh, this always gets me, too!

There's one about a Patchwork quilt that has me all wobbly, too!

Actually-I cry at adverts...

TeamDamon Sun 25-Sep-11 21:17:32

The Mousehole Cat brings a tear to my eye...

Yourefired Sun 25-Sep-11 21:19:47

I love you to the moon and back

tiredfeet Sun 25-Sep-11 21:22:18

I had a tear in my eye at the end of "where the wild things are" the other day

tiredfeet Sun 25-Sep-11 21:22:18

I had a tear in my eye at the end of "where the wild things are" the other day

pearlgirl Sun 25-Sep-11 21:28:21

I love you forever gets me every time - partly because we were going through the reversal of parent/child roles the first time we read it and it brings all those feelings back.

notnowbernard Sun 25-Sep-11 21:29:34

Let's Get A Pup

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 25-Sep-11 21:31:59

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BeerTricksPotter Sun 25-Sep-11 21:38:21

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Malcontentinthemiddle Sun 25-Sep-11 21:40:24

Danny the champion of the world, at the end, also. Where he says 'what I have been trying to tell you all along is that my father was the most amazing man....'

Himalaya Sun 25-Sep-11 21:41:01

Once There Were Giants. Gets me everytime.
Dogger

BeerTricksPotter Sun 25-Sep-11 21:41:14

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JarOfHearts Sun 25-Sep-11 21:44:33

Love You Forever

Cry like a baby...

I bought it for my mum years ago.. and my children.. made a song of the main, repeated theme, that my older-and oh-so-cynical children still recite.. grin

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