Once upon a time…. We all love a good story, and appealing to the further reaches of our imagination, we all love a good children’s story. But which is your favourite tale?
There’s the classic bestsellers: The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie-the-Pooh, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Significantly, all are fantasies.
So, maybe you prefer the children’s classics that deal much less in magic, and more in realism? Stories like Little House in the Big Woods, The Call of the Wild, Charlotte’s Web, The Yearling, Little Women, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Or perhaps, a modern caricature story, full of larger than life protagonists such as Horrible Henry, Gangsta Granny, or Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire.
Or do you enjoy reading empathetic stories to your children, such as War Horse, The Explorer or The Girl In The Letter?
There are plenty of literary events this summer and for our September Round & About magazine we have interviews with authors, David Walliams and Katherine Rundell.
Join the conversation and tell us, in the comments below, which is your favourite children’s book and why?