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something beautiful for a christening present

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eggybrokenoff Wed 07-May-14 17:07:38

I am to be a godmother in a few weeks and thought a nice present would be a really classic collection of childrens stories/fairy tales etc.

doea anyone think that is a good idea? and what would you recommend. sadly book people dont have a winnie the pooh/ potter collection on at the moment!

BreakingDad77 Wed 07-May-14 17:21:51

I think we received the winnie the pooh ones at our christening, weighs a tonne lol there is always the mr men!

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Wed 07-May-14 17:24:01

We have this, it's cloth bound and rather beautiful. Stories are nice too.

Chopsypie Wed 07-May-14 17:32:18

How about Beatrix potter?
Or Shirley Hughes?

Friedbrain Wed 07-May-14 17:35:23

Shirley Hughes are great....

Check amazon

CointreauVersial Wed 07-May-14 17:35:27

My DCs each have a big hardbacked book from my aunt, given when they were born, which have been treasured ever since. They are:

Winnie the Pooh Collection
Alice in Wonderland
The Wind In The Willows

Classic books, all with lovely illustrations.

skinmysunshine Wed 07-May-14 17:35:51

I bought friend's DD a beautiful copy of Classic Fairytales of Charles Perrault

HotSauceCommittee Wed 07-May-14 17:37:34

Grimms Fairy tales; perhaps the version illustrated by David Hockneys engravings, if you wanted something more quirky when they were grown up?
The Richard Scarry books are great too. So much detail.

ratqueen Wed 07-May-14 20:26:00

My DD got a beautiful copy of Aesops fairy tales and fables for her birthday. I was really touched.

emmaMBC Wed 07-May-14 20:59:22

I think that's a wonderful idea! I'd second the suggestions for Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh. How about also adding in a copy of your favourite book too, with a message written inside?

'Classic' picture books would be The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where the Wild Things Are, We're Going on a Bear Hunt ...

eggybrokenoff Thu 08-May-14 10:37:11

hmm well wind in the willows is my favourite so perhaps I should go for that

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