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Which is your favourite fictional animal? (Do tell, and you could win a bundle of Animal Stories goodies)

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SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-May-16 17:44:00


We're thrilled that Holly Webb, who pens the beloved Animal Stories series, will be joining a stellar lineup of kids' authors at Mumsnet's Bookfest on 25 June (do take a look!).

In the run up to this unmissable family celebration of literature, we'd love to hear about your most-loved fictional animal of all time - be it pooch or pig (or ... spider?)

You'll be entered into a prize draw if you let us know here - one lucky MNer will win a bumper bundle of adorable Animal Stories books including Kitten Tales as well as Puppy Playtime sticker and activity as well as Perfect Puppies letter writing books!

Thanks! MNHQ

LolaStarr Sun 29-May-16 19:10:30

Ooh that's a tough one. Either Black Beauty (I never get sick of reading it, it's one of my all time favourites) or Hazel from Watership Down. Just love him smile

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 29-May-16 19:13:21

Orlando the Marmalade Cat, no contest! Kathleen Hale lived round the corner from my Nan and I have very happy memories...

NurseRosie Sun 29-May-16 19:17:08

Six Dinner Sid was always one of my childhood favs. I now own a tabby cat much like Sid, not quite 6 dinners but he does visit many houses down our close... Naughty cat!

HamletsSister Sun 29-May-16 19:18:58

The Gruffalo - love him, especially the teeth and goofy expression. But I also love all Julia Donaldson's rhymes.

voyager50 Sun 29-May-16 23:48:42

I love charlotte in Charlotte's Web - such a caring, friendly creature who I hope will stop children being scared of spiders so they don't kill them!

FeelingSmurfy Mon 30-May-16 10:48:33

hairy maclary from donaldson's dairy smile

Uneasypeasy Mon 30-May-16 11:37:16

My childhood favourite was Gobbolino the witch's cat - loved that story!

Clawdy Mon 30-May-16 19:41:55

Has to be Rupert the Bear! Loved those annuals each Christmas, and the magical tales. Always longed to live in Nutwood!

EDisFunny Mon 30-May-16 19:45:55

Aslan for me. TLTW&TW opened up magical world's to me and Aslan was my favourite.

EDisFunny Mon 30-May-16 19:46:39

*worlds - fucking autocorrect WTF

foxessocks Mon 30-May-16 20:39:42

Paddington bear!

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Lookdownthesofa Tue 31-May-16 18:49:00

The dog (called Spider, I think) in 'The Woman in Black'. I really rooted for that little dog and I don't think I have ever come across a better-written non-human character.

Theimpossiblegirl Wed 01-Jun-16 13:59:16

Timmy the Dog, the fifth member of the Famous Five.

PeaceLoveAndDiscoBiscuits Wed 01-Jun-16 14:11:35

The bear from Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back. He don't take no shit!
My DS's favourite is probably Elmer the elephant smile

vvviola Wed 01-Jun-16 14:13:26

The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

One of my favourites as a child and both my DC love it now too. added bonus is DH changing the names, and occasionally even the animal

RatOnnaStick Wed 01-Jun-16 14:21:33

Slinky Malinki. Because my second son has exactly the same attitude to life. You could replace the words Slinky Malinki with his name and it wouldn't change the outcome of the story at all...

Ginmakesitallok Wed 01-Jun-16 14:21:48

Bottom pots or muffin m clay!

CloneMeNow Wed 01-Jun-16 14:29:40

LionDog. As his name suggests, he is part lion, part dog (lion sized, with a dog's head and a lion's mane and tail). He is one of the heroes in a never-ending series of bedtime stories I make up for my kids smile

MummyBtothree Wed 01-Jun-16 14:45:45

Charlotte from Charlottes web. Its a lovely story but brings a tear to my eye every time.

aristocat Wed 01-Jun-16 15:58:37

Six dinner Sid every time. One of the best ever!

BicycleMadeForTwo Wed 01-Jun-16 16:05:02

For me it would have to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar. My DS demands we read it almost every night so it's pretty special to me now. Plus that caterpillar sure does love his food so we have that in common!

DulcetMoans Wed 01-Jun-16 16:05:34

That hungry caterpillar seems to be mirroring my own life right now. Except I'm yet to turn into a beautiful butterfly.

I have enjoyed reading it to my own baby now.

Watermelon2017 Wed 01-Jun-16 16:18:12

I loved Wilbur the cat from Winnie the Witch when I was little (especially when Winnie turned him multi-coloured) and I still love Winnie the Pooh and Piglet - they have such a wonderful friendship.

Although I must agree that Spider from The Woman in Black is a very effectively written fictional animal!

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