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What's your child's most favourite book ?

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notwavingjustironing Wed 09-Jul-08 12:51:07

I was buying some books yesterday for the children and realised that there were lots of books that had been read on CBeebies - I assume because they are massively popular. I only recently heard "Room on the Broom", and my DS1 who is 4 absolutely loves it. What else am I missing out on?

Clary Wed 09-Jul-08 13:00:48

We love/loved all the Scheffler Donaldson ones – as well as Room on the Broom there’s Gruffalo, Grufflao’s Child, Snail and the Whale and Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book.

We also like Kipper - Kipper’s birthday, Kipper’s Beach Ball – in fact any Mick Inkpen – Threadbear, Bleu Balloon, Lullabyhullabaloo etc etc.

Each Peach Pear Plum

Peepo still makes me cry (see threads passim)

Pants is very funny tho perhaps a bit young for a 4yo

You Choose is excellent tho it can take a while to read

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Where’s My Teddy

tooBIG Wed 09-Jul-08 13:07:45

Aliens Love Underpants

calsworld Wed 09-Jul-08 13:12:42

Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs - DH and I find the phrasing a little odd but DS loves them, but his absolute top favourite is 'Room on the Broom'.

However, he is only 19 months so guess PLENTY of time to change. He's a bit obsessed with his books and loves to 'read' them, guess he takes after his mum smile.

HappyMummyOfOne Wed 09-Jul-08 21:36:10

Dont put your finger in the jelly is fab

Astrophe Wed 09-Jul-08 21:43:19

DD (4) loves "Sallys Secret" By Shirley Hughes,
DS (2) loves " A Lion in the night" By Pamela Allen, and "The tiger who came to tea"

Room on the Broom, One Ted fell out of Bed both enduring favoutites as well, Commotion in the Ocean is another good one they always come back to.

mazzystar Wed 09-Jul-08 21:46:26

3.8 yr old
You Choose
hands down
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book a close second

1.5 yr old
Tiger who came to tea
Rosie's Walk

georgiemama Wed 09-Jul-08 21:48:50

16 month old

"Hug" and the "that's not my ...." series.

WinkyWinkola Wed 09-Jul-08 21:52:05

DS (3) loves Dinosaurs Love Underpants, the Mog stories, Green Eggs and Ham and the Monsters Inc book (yawn emoticon).

DD (15 mos) will not be read to. She crawls off and starts throwing toy dinosaurs about instead. I've tried Apple Tree Farm which DS adored when he was her age but nothing doing.

I really hope my DCs love books as much as I did as a child. I had my hooter in a book for hours.

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 21:54:25

DS, 5:

Green Eggs and Ham

A kitten called Moonlight

Snow Bears


But now he's a bit older and has discovered chapter books his favourites are Jeremy Strong's my brother's famous bottom serier.

Clary you know there are two more books after Where's My Teddy, if you haven't already discovered them you have to! They are great and folow on with Eddy meeting the bear.

Marina Wed 09-Jul-08 21:56:31


Dd, 4 loves Six Dinner Sid, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Handa's Surprise and The Grumpalump.

Ds, 9, is working his way enthusiastically through the Percy Jackson series and has also enjoyed Tunnels and its sequel, Deeper

hester Wed 09-Jul-08 21:58:45

Lila Pirate - a work of genius.

Hooray for Fish.

Ant and Bee - sadly, now out of print.

dd is rising 3.

UnquietDad Wed 09-Jul-08 22:02:24

DD (now 8)
at 2-3-ish it was the Blue Kangaroo books.
3-4: Old Bear and Room on the Broom.
A whole lot more in between - including Those Bloody Fairies, but also The Hobbit.
Now - a lot of Famous Five, Doctor Who and a new one called Invisible Cities which we are reading together.

DS (now 5)
Old Bear, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Hippos Go Berserk, Cliffhanger.

VanillaPumpkin Wed 09-Jul-08 22:04:18

Tiddler is adored by my 3 year old.
Any Julia Donaldson actually (Gruffalo, Room on the Broom etc).
They also love the Large Family books (think that is on Cbeebies now)
Percy the Park Keeper is lovely

We all love the Shirley Hughes stuff too. Dogger and Alfie's Feet etc etc. I love the illustrations.

Zagazoo by Quentin Blake is hilarious too and Miss Armitage.

My 5 year old is just getting into longer books and I started reading The Moomins to her and the Roald Dahl stuff. They like the Silly Song and Verse.

VanillaPumpkin Wed 09-Jul-08 22:05:00

Old Bear is lovely too and Going on a Bear Hunt was dd1's fave for ages.

OverMyDeadBody Wed 09-Jul-08 22:05:54

DS has also always liked The Idle Bear. Anyone ele read it?

UnquietDad Wed 09-Jul-08 22:07:57

The Old Bear story which DD and DS always find hilarious is the one where the bears are playing hide-and-seek and forget to assign anyone as a "seeker". Just brilliant.

treacletart Wed 09-Jul-08 22:10:58

DS 5 currently very into this Pirate lift the flap book - with some very gruesome details. Also loves You Choose

DD 11m adores The Very Hungry Caterpillar

claricebeansmum Wed 09-Jul-08 22:13:30

Hmm lets see...I wonder...perhaps something by Lauren Child grin

Clary Thu 10-Jul-08 00:35:05

Oh yes anything by Shirley Hughes.

I particularly like Alfie Gets in First and Dogger of course (DS2 has a cuddly he will not sleep without).

Also Tiger Who Came to Tea excellent if bizarre.

OMDB Yes I love It's the Bear! almost more than Where's My Teddy - "It's the bear, cried Eddy, he thinks I'm desert!" grin

bessmum Sat 12-Jul-08 21:20:25

14 month old

Sharing a shell

hatrick Sat 12-Jul-08 21:22:40

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