Friday Faves – Childhood books

I’m all about alliteration so it made sense for my Friday post to start with an F today. This week I thought I’d start a chat/reminisce about what your favourite childhood books are!

What is my favourite childhood book?

The book I remember always answering as my fave book when I was younger was a book called ‘The Owl who was afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson.

Whilst I have taken this image from Pinterest, it is the exact same cover of the book I own!

Book summary taken from goodreads:

Blob the baby barn owl has a large appetite and adventurous spirit, but is, of all things, afraid of the dark. This is the story of how, with the help of some kind people, he discovers how wonderful the dark can be.

Goodreads.

Why did I love this book?

It’s probably more about how I got my hands on this book. When I was in year 3. Soooo about 6 or 7 years old. I entered a competition at the book fair event in school (remember those?!) for best book cover design. I can’t remember what I drew or what the subject I picked was but I do remember coming in second place & winning this book 😌

I don’t have any memory of my mum reading me books when I was younger, but I feel like this was the first book I acknowledged as reading. I was thrilled by Plop the barn owl & his adventure of how he overcame the dark. It was just a sweet story. I can’t wait to dig out the copy I won & read it to Percy in the near future! He loves reading & definitely takes after his mummy & daddy 🥰

Other childhood books that stuck with me…

Some of the Road Dahl books… The Twits & George’s marvellous medicine. Loved these! Definitely read The Twits a million times

The best page in the twits!!

Then when I was a little older Jacqueline Wilson books like The Story of Tracy Beaker & Vicky Angel 😇- all such heartwarming books from memory. Can you imagine reading them now… they probably aren’t as good as I remember but they are definitely the books that led me on the path of reading!

What were your fave books to read when you were younger? Let me know in the comments

Kim xx

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