I am so thankful that my mum (despite my dad’s best efforts at persuading her to “declutter”) kept so much from my childhood, and not just my childhood, but from my sister’s too, who are 10+ years older. Here, is just a small collection, of my favourite books that she kept – that are now getting some love all over again. It is amazing to watch Stanley with these books, enjoying them, and loving them, just as much as I did as a child. These are probably his (and my!) favourites…

Huff the Hedgehog by Ruth Ainsworth and Ronald Ridout (first published in 1966 and reprinted in the 70’s). As soon as mum dug this one out, it brought back so many memories from childhood!

The Three Little Pigs published by Chatto and Windus in 1977, and this book is fab because it is A Peepshow Book, that magically folds out 360 degrees!

The Caught Bird, written and illustrated by Christopher McKimmie (1977), and I particularly love the illustration of this one.

Finally, our collection of Ladybird Books (mum has kept many of these!), published in the 60’s and 70’s. The three pictured below are Stanley’s favourites; Goldilocks and the Three BearsThe Three Little Pigs, and Chicken Licken. Chicken Licken, by far, has to be my favourite, and a story that I always remember from childhood!

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