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Rhythm, Rhyme and Madcap Humour

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PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 11:22

Rythm, Rhyme and Madcap Humour......... What am I talking about?... Dr Seuss books of course :-D

Yesterday my brother came round and his children were laden with a bag of books. It seems that their favourite at the moment is 'The Cat in The Hat'. Also a favourite of mine when I was about 5 lol

What were your favourite books when a child? :-D

Catiel

Catiel Report 26 Nov 2012 11:29

Are you looking for ideas for xmas pressies Piers? lol


I absolutely adored 'The Tiger who came to tea' by Judith Kerr. How I longed for him to come round to mine lol. Also loved 'The Mr Men' books :-D

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 11:32

How did you guess Catie :-D

Catiel

Catiel Report 26 Nov 2012 11:44

Also loved Roald Dahls books.......wonderful :-D :-D :-D

Barbra

Barbra Report 26 Nov 2012 11:58

Cinderella .Snow white . disney books loved um, how are you young man & your family x :-)

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 12:05

Hello Barbra, lovely to speak with you again :-). We're all fine thank you and Emily has cut her first tooth lol. :-D
Hope you are well too :-)

Barbra

Barbra Report 26 Nov 2012 12:19

I am fine thanks .bet you cant wait for christmas first one with your little emily x my sons many yrs ago used to love anything about animals .i made farm noises .as i read to them .eldest thought is was a bit much he was 18 at the time xx seriously though .i loved reading to my two.use to go to the local library they had reading group for young people i have always believed in having quality time to read to children , .they still enjoy reading have done all there lives .Take care all the best to you Barbra xx :-) ps one tooth only 27 more to go ;-) bless her

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 12:27

Thanks Barbra :-) Sounds like you had a wonderful time - which is as it should be :-)
Yes...really looking forward to xmas

:-D

F

F Report 26 Nov 2012 12:46

I also loved Dr Suess books......both the words and illustrations :-)

I devoured every book written by Enid Blyton....particularly loved 'The Famous Five'.
Not sure whether she is popular today - probably not :-)

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 12:52

My mum was also a fan of Enid Blyton :-). Lorraine, if you've got any First Editions - might be worth a pretty penny :-D

F

F Report 26 Nov 2012 12:56

No such luck lol :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 26 Nov 2012 12:59

Afternoon Piers, and lovely to hear of Emily's progress :-) <3

It was a very very long time ago....way back in the mists of time...lol...but I loved to read What Katy Did and also all the Just William books.

BC XX

Catiel

Catiel Report 26 Nov 2012 13:03

My mum also loved Enid Blyton and as she still has them all, I think I'll suggest she takes a look lol

BC, I loved 'What Katy Did' as well :-)

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 13:08

Good Afternoon BC, lovely to speak with you again :-) Have to agree, the 'Just William' books were fantastic weren't they. :-)


Catie, get searching lol

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 26 Nov 2012 16:17

what Katy did Next, was a belter!!

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 17:14

I'll have to take your word for it Bob lol :-D

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Nov 2012 17:45

If you are looking for young age group books, how about 'The Tiger who came to Tea', or

'The very hungry caterpillar' which was voted no2 in a list of the best loved books by Leeds Uni students c2004.

(it was a rigged vote ;-) :-D)

I used to love books about girls boarding school , such as the Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 17:50

Hello Det :-) - thanks for your suggestions - will take a look :-D

Mersey

Mersey Report 26 Nov 2012 19:14

~~~~~ Piers....Long time no speak, glad to hear the family are all well :-D <3

I loved reading Mister Stink by David Walliams to Little L :-D

PiersFromKent

PiersFromKent Report 26 Nov 2012 19:44

Hello Mersey.... Nice to speak with you again. Hope you and yours are well :-D

Not heard of Mister Stink lol..... but judging by the title - bet a lot of children make a bee-line for it lol Thanks for the suggestion :-D