Books for little people – and an exciting event

It’s a very special little person’s birthday this weekend – she is three – and me and Al have got her this adorable book.


It is beautifully illustrated. We picked it up in this gorgeous little independent bookstore that is worth a gander if you’re in St Ives (you lucky devil).


When I was little, I loved nothing more than getting books as gifts. A family friend gave me Roald Dahl’s Matilda when I was about six or seven and I read it cover to cover several times. It really opened up independent reading to me in a big way. Back in Wigan there was a mobile library which I could have lived in, with all its Babysitter Club books and Sweet Valley Highs and Famous Fives.

What books did you love as a child? If you’re looking for a great children’s bookstore in London, I can highly recommend the lovely specialist children’s bookstore Tales On Moon Lane in Herne Hill, southeast London. AND OMG JUDITH KERR –  AKA THE AUTHOR OF “THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA” – IS GOING TO BE THERE ON JULY 4TH!!

Maybe I’ll see you there. I’ll be the ginger 27-year old pushing little ones out of the way.

The Mousehole Mice by Michelle Cartlidge is also on Amazon (and probably the websites of some companies that pay a fair amount of tax too)

2 thoughts on “Books for little people – and an exciting event

  1. I remember getting fantastic mr fox from my grandma one Christmas. I can even remember the pictures. I used to read it every day. Oscar and hector love books and jigsaws more than any of their other toys. I get sad sometimes when I read my kindle. I miss books

    • Ah, Fantastic Mr Fox – amazing book! Roald Dahl really was a genius. Did you ever have that book about the postman? There were even envelopes with letters and notes inside it. I bet Oscar and Hector would love that. xx

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