humorous illustrations of animals which reminded me of the pictures in books I read as a young child. Consequently, this got me thinking about the type of books I read that children probably don’t read these days and how these and the household goods we had would be completely foreign to children now so we should be including these in anything we write about our past.
Therefore, I’m going to indulge myself and here are some of the books I read (4-7 years)–some you may know but I hope it reminds you of some of your favourite books from childhood.
Books by Willy Schermelé. In fact, a search on the internet shows that I had several books by this author–Teddy Tar in Fairyland, Tubby and Tootsie, Winkie and Brownie Bright Eyes, Winkie and Wolly Wopsie. Turns out that these are now all collectible so must check the condition of my copies.
I also enjoyed the Angus series about a Scottish terrier
Finally, a couple of stories set in China that I enjoyed were -
I hope this may have triggered memories of books read to you, or by you, as a young child.
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