Books to read.
We’ve nearly finished the Ark for now and i need afew more “complete story in a chapter” type books to read until i can afford my next Amazon order. Fran has asked for Lion,Witch and Wardrobe but i think if we move straight on to that we are going to lose Maddy because she has a real tendency to twitter at the moment and i’m going to get annoyed if she spoils the experience by doing that. So i’m just hunting the shelves and some booklists for something appropriate. When i am up at mums i shall have to look in the one remaining book box they have and see if i can salvage anything from that.
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Teddy Robinson Himself
Stories (and More Stories) from Grandma’s Attic
Mr Meddle’s Mischief
Tales from the Trojan War (might have to check that first, it looks a bit bloodthirsty!)
which all have short stories.
I’ve got recollections of
My Naughty little Sister
which might be worth looking for in the library of charity shops
and then i guess i have
The Sheep Pig
The Wizard of Oz
all ready to be read on the shelf plus the Narnia ones which i think are probably all well within Fran’s grasp now, but like i say, i don’t want to spoil them for us by getting irate and upsetting Maddy. peter Pan didn’t work too well because we have the unabridged version (although i think i also have the version for small people somewhere) and the long one was just shockingly wordy! Dad has the complete Winnie the Pooh too which i might be able to borrow. I think we have a “stories from” version of it. I’m wondering about asking for a Beatrix Potter set and a Mr Man set for Xmas for them. I know lots of people have issues with BP but i don’t really… lol. Nothing like a good thrashing of a rabbit to knock sense into you ;~) Anyone read any Brer Rabbit? What is that like? I’m not at all sure i am psychologically up to reading The Velveteen Rabbit unless i buy the dumbed down version, which seems a cop out really. (Although traumatised children i can do without too i guess!)
Any other offers on the short story types? I’m a complete Enid Blyton numpty, never read any of her small people books so are any of those worth getting? (Trip to fave old book shop coming up!)