Saturday, 8 November 2014

Books for Dylan.

For the past few days, every time I have sat down to write a post, I haven't been happy with the result. On Wednesday, I tried writing a home wish list, but got frustrated because all the shelves I could find were hideous. Friday I tried writing about the Lena Dunham fiasco, but realised I don't know or understand enough. Seriously, every paragraph had 'I just don't understand' in there somewhere. Today, I tried wanted to post a life update, but then I remembered basically the last three posts have been life updates, and not a lot had really happened. 

Luckily, I think I've found some sort of groove, when a Book People catalogue fell through my letterbox. I love The Book People. I'm not 100% sure how ethical it is - I mean, those prices are so cheap, surely someone's losing out! - but they've got really good feedback, and I've always had a pleasant experience with them. Today, I want to share with you some books I'm intending on getting Dylan for Christmas. One of my 101 in 1001 Days things is to get Dylan 10 books I loved as a child, so when better to get him books than at Christmas? 

50 book Ladybird collection - We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Guess How Much I Love You
The Jolly Christmas Postman - 10 book Julia Donaldson collection

I think you would be daft not to buy this collection. It's got 50 classics from the Ladybird archives and it's only £30. It contains basically all the fairytales we know and love, including Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and the Beast. The books cover a wide reading age, as well, so while at the start I will read them all to Dylan, by the time he's 7 he should have them all sussed! That's excellent value for money, if you ask me! 

Next up we have We're Going on a Bear Hunt, which I always loved at storytime. I can't believe it's actually 25 years old! I used to love pretending to splish-splosh about when having this read to me. I think Dylan would love it as well, as he's pretty messy and would no doubt love the pretend-play this book brings. 

Guess How Much I Love You is also celebrating an anniversary, it's 20 years for this one! I never actually had this one as a child, but all my cousins did - maybe my parents were trying to tell me something! Anyhow, this one has a very sweet sentiment, and Dylan's quite fond on bunnies so I'm sure this one would be a hit. 

I love all Allan and Janet Ahlberg stories, but The Jolly Postman was always my favourite. Well, until they released The Jolly Christmas Postman! I mean, seriously, what more do you want? Great story, great images, and even better - you get to read everyone's letters to Santa and family members! As a nosy child, who loved Christmas, reading and always wanted my own letter writing set, this was the perfect book for me. I'm definitely getting this one for Christmas, whether I share it with Dylan or not is another matter entirely... 

Lastly, we have the awesome 10 book Julia Donaldson collection. Dylan is a big fan of the Gruffalo and Stick Man, so this collection would be a huge hit with him. Plus, it has Room on the Broom, which is apparently one of Donaldson's best - so I'm pretty excited for that! For £10, this seems like a bargain in my eyes. 

So there we have it, some books I'd love to share with Dylan! 
Did you read any of these books as a nipper? 



Chelsea xo

10 comments

  1. All of these books are amazing! We're going on a bear hunt is secretly still a favourite of mine! Xx

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  2. I used to love the Lady Bird books as a child. At the moment LM has none but I'd love to get her a collection like that! We already have We're Going on a Bear Hunt (I read it to her for the first time the other night and she loved it!) and Guess How Much I Love You which has been one of our favourites since birth. We also have loads of Julia Donaldson books.

    Hairy Mclary, Meg & Mog, Winnie the Witch and The Jolly Postman are on our list!

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  3. I loved reading as a child and We're going on a bear hunt was one of my favourites, and I remember always getting out the Jolly Christmas Postman from my school library as I loved it! I also loved the Mr Men books. I can't wait to have children and get them into reading.


    Emma x
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  4. It's so nice being able to share all the stories I loved! :) x

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  5. I used to love Hairy Mclary, I'm sure she'll love it! :) x

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  6. Pooh bear is my favourite, but we already have those :D haha xx

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  7. I had a catalogue arrive the other week and was drawn in... so bad! xD
    I don't remember reading any of those books when I was younger, besides some of the ladybird ones!

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  8. I don't know why but children's books just melt my heart! he's going to be one happy boy. xx

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  9. You should see if any toddlers you know have them in their collection haha :) xx

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  10. I hope so! We read Stick Man almost every night so I'm kind of exciting for a change haha xx

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