Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday Five: Picture Books

Children's author Margaret Mahy died earlier this week. Her books are beloved by millions, and many are the tributes pouring in, from adults saying how much they had loved her tales when they were young. I'm sure many of them still do. I do.

This led me to think about my favourite picture books from when I was a child. I decided not to include those by Beatrix Potter or Dr Seuss, as they should have a category in their own right. Neither am I including fairy tales. And they have to be the books that I loved then and still do, so recent favourites (such as Hairy Maclary, Jolly Tall, Six Dinner Sid, Winnie the Witch or Wombat Stew) can't count either.

I love the story of Ferdinand the Bull, but this was my brother's favourite, apparently, so to chose that would be cheating. I'm sure my mother will correct me or add any I have missed out that I used to enjoy, although maybe I don't like them so much any more? Some tastes change as we get older, but not all.

5 Favourite Picture Books:
  1. A Lion in the Meadow - Margaret Mahy
  2. The Tiger Who Came to Tea - Judith Kerr
  3. The Story About Ping - Marjorie Flack
  4. The Story of Little Black Sambo - Helen Bannerman
  5. The Very Humgry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

1 comment:

Carole said...

I remember Milly Molly Mandy with great affection. More recently I have enjoyed reading The little Digger books to my nephew - it gets stuck!