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puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 20:45:57

My (nearly) five year old ds is loving the faraway tree, Millie mollie Mandy, naughty little sister, Teddy Robinson stories. As you can see these reading choices have been slightly influenced by my own early favourites! Can you give me some ideas to broaden his reading - anything more contemporary would be great. He likes Fantastic Mr Fox and Giraffe and Pelly etc too.

jasper Sun 30-Jan-05 20:53:04

puddle no suggestions but thanks for bringing back very happy memories

jane313 Sun 30-Jan-05 21:02:59

Is it more stuff to read to him or for him to read? Some of the authors I liked to use with infant classes are Mick Inkpen, Eric Carle, Pat Hutchins, John Burningham, Shirley Hughes, the Alhbergs, Anthony Browne, Michael Rosen.

paolosgirl Sun 30-Jan-05 21:07:28

Mine loved The Gruffalo and anything else by the authors, the Katie Morag series (about a girl living on a Hebridean Island, but not at all girly, IYKWIM), anything by Dr Seuss and Babette Cole. We pretty much read anything and everything. Now 7 his favourite books are the Horrid Henry series...oh well...

JanH Sun 30-Jan-05 21:08:58

Dick King-Smith's Sophie stories are ace. Wish he would write the equivalent about a little boy!

RTKangaMummy Sun 30-Jan-05 21:09:03

horrid henry

miss wizz

DS loves these

very funny esp HH

JanH Sun 30-Jan-05 21:09:22

(They're not girly either but YKWIM!)

RTKangaMummy Sun 30-Jan-05 21:10:11

Jeremy James

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:10:23

sorry to say it but I will find you a thread as loads of poeple made good suggestions for me recently
hold on comning back

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:11:11


puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 21:13:55

Jane 313 It's stuff to read to him - he's only just started reading so the ones he does on his own are v v dull. I want to keep him excited in reading. He does like all the ones you mention but I'm looking for longer books to read together.

Paolosgirl have looked at Horrid Henry and am not keen but guess they love them?

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:15:05

look at my link! ( cod pants excitedly)
i am on book 9 ( yawn) of famous five! i ove it really and we sniggel up fro 11 pages each night
he is year 2 aged 6

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:15:34

also love the jamie and angus stoires by anne fine

paolosgirl Sun 30-Jan-05 21:15:45

Steer him away from Horrid Henry for as long as you can! I can't remember how he got into them - I think some his friends with older brothers were into them - but I would never stop him reading anything at this stage, so I go with the flow.

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:16:23


puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 21:18:01

Thanks cod - we've read most of these! Not tried Narnia, Hobbit or Potter - feeling they are a bit too old atm. Did you try with your ds?

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:19:05

try jamie and angus then waht about famous five
we are stuck ont hese but its u fun to buy one at a time and read them chornolgically

puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 21:19:30

Jamie and Angus looks good - not tried these.

jane313 Sun 30-Jan-05 21:20:19

you can look on amazon under different age ranges, so you could look at the agfe above him so they would be more suitable for you to read to him

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:20:53

omg I must be obsessed
here I am an effing 'gain!

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:21:59

yes out of those read bills new frock ( concepts too hard for him) adn worst witch - you can get t hat on cd too

puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 21:26:51

cod - fantastic - Paddington, Gobbolino and (one of my all-time favourites) Charlotte's Web! How could I have forgotten that one? Will def try these and Jamie and Angus too.

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:28:32

remember olga da polga?

lowcalCOD Sun 30-Jan-05 21:28:52

ds1 is called angus

puddle Sun 30-Jan-05 21:29:46

Didnt ever get into Olga (although should have adored it given my devotion to Hammy Hamster). Loved Mrs Pepperpot though.

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