Introducing the Classics

As a child I loved reading. Every night my Mom would read me a story. As I got older a book would turn to a chapter and I was totally and utterly engrossed.
My mom always used to tell me to encourage Charlie to do the same as boys are less inclined to stay interested in books. So as a baby he was enrolled in the library and with a limit of 10 books we would love coming out with books under our arms and sharing them together at home

Last year, Charlie caught the end of one of my favourite films – the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The fact it had his name in really drew him in but it prompted me to find a copy of the book. Despite only just being 5, we decided to start reading a chapter to him and he was engrossed. He would beg for more and this is where the love of Roald Dahl began.

We have move onto the Horrid Henry books lately – he seems to love them but I sometimes wish he had never discovered them as that Henry boy is blimmin horrid! Having to read about snot and burping isn’t always the best way to end the day but I don’t want to deter him from loving books. I’m hoping to get the entire Roald Dahl collection for Christmas for him and then the girls to read.


To kick start our collection in honour of Roald Dahl book day we were kindly sent two copies of The Twits. It was one of my favourites and we have started but Charlie is now reading to me! He giggled his head off reading about the things Mr Twit gets stuck in his beard especially as his Dad has a beard so he likens it to him!

Its lovely for me to hear him read as I haven’t read it since I was a young girl so it’s lovely to refresh as I can’t remember all the story that well!

Can anyone recommend anymore ‘classic’ books? We have quite a collection but always looking to add more!

B xx

Disclaimer – we were sent the books pictured in exchange for this post.
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  1. 15th September 2015 / 5:36 pm

    We have the Roald Dahl books here, too – can’t go wrong with those! We also have a fair few Enid Blyton books and are reading The Magical Faraway Tree now. Famous Five and St Clares await us! The Mrs Pepperpot stories are fun, as are the Borrowers, the latter of which we’ve yet to make a start on. We’ve just bought The Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables, too – I’m itching to read those with Boo! The Narnia stories are definitely worth a look, though we’ve yet to get to those. Oh, you’ve started me off now – I’d best leave it there! x