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Any suggestions for books to read aloud to a 5 year old boy.

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DiamondHead · 20/04/2009 21:39

DH bought a Roald Dahl box set and DS is loving them.

However, after reading nightly for 3 weeks, it's time for a change - Any suggestions?

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kidowner · 21/04/2009 00:14

How about:
I'm Not Going Home by Nora Mye
The Bumble Bee by Willy Sting
The Picnic by Wa Chu E. Ting

DiamondHead · 21/04/2009 13:06

He's read all of those.

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Tommy · 21/04/2009 13:08

Winnie the Pooh - we have them on CD for the car as well as the books. DS2 is 5 and he loves them.

He's also very much into something called Beast Quest at the moment - adventure stories - he thinks they're brilliant!

MmeLindt · 21/04/2009 13:10

Our DC love the Puffin First Poems book, it is fabulous.

ForeverOptimistic · 21/04/2009 13:13

I was going to say James and the Giant Peach but I see you are looking for a break from Roald Dahl.

Ds really enjoyed The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, in fact it is probably his favourite book.

We haven't read any of the Flat Stanley series yet but they look quite appealing for 5 year olds.

I enjoyed reading Charlotte's Web when I was very young.

DiamondHead · 21/04/2009 13:16

Charlotte's Web - I'd forgotton about that, that's a lovely book.
Winnie the Pooh's a good idea too. I even have those, sat on his shelf.

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maan · 21/04/2009 13:20

Hi, he might like One fish, Two fish by Dr Seuss. its funny and colourful and full of silly rhymes and silly pictures. my DS love Dr Seuss.

Takver · 21/04/2009 16:56

Definitely Flat Stanley

I always say this one but How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

DD wasn't inspired by Mr Gum but they are very popular.

Tommy · 21/04/2009 23:00

anything by Dr Zeuss - Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, etc

iheartdusty · 21/04/2009 23:07

we (DS5 DD7) have just enjoyed Pippi Longstocking
now starting Finn Family Moomintroll
also loved Faraway Tree, Wishing Chair
more votes for Flat Stanley and Mr Gum
next we'll try the first Harry Potter

Latchley · 23/04/2009 10:45

Paddington - DS and I had hysterics reading these. The Stephen Fry CDs are great too.

SamJamsmum · 23/04/2009 10:47

Short stories by Terry Jones

upagumtree · 23/04/2009 10:52

Agreeing with the Dr Zeuss suggestions. All of his books are favourites in our house. The Lorax always makes me cry though. That Guy was so ahead of his time

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