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the tiger who came to tea. i loved that book.

 

Now there's another one I read to my kids for what seemed like years. It got to the stage where I knew it word for word :D

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Everything by Dr. Suess. Wonderful stories and fantastic characters. My daughter leaned to read with my old collection.

 

Enid Blyton was seen as a thieving, jackbooted racist thug for stealing the Br'er Rabbit stories from black folk and claiming them as her own. I hope the steely toed Victorian cow is burning in hell for that.

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Everything by Dr. Suess. Wonderful stories and fantastic characters. My daughter leaned to read with my old collection.

 

Enid Blyton was seen as a thieving, jackbooted racist thug for stealing the Br'er Rabbit stories from black folk and claiming them as her own. I hope the steely toed Victorian cow is burning in hell for that.

 

You've reminded me of the Br'er Rabbit stories. They were great, although I did get into bother once when I asked was a Coon was, as in Br'er Coon.

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What a superb book with brilliant illustration. :cool: I read this book to my kids so many times and it never got boring for any of us. Now wondering where it got to, a trip to the loft is most definitely in order :help:

 

Definitely worth a loft trip; when my mum gave me my copy I got all sentimental!

 

Yeah the illustrations were excellent-the ones of Little Bear messing around standing on his head and doing roly polys in bed used to make me howl with laughter when I was little. Still have the ability to make me chuckle aged 23!

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The 1971 yellow pages ..... Tough reading though

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I remember my teacher, in J4, reading the class a very touching book called "The Silver Sword", by Ian Serraillier.

 

It was set in Warsaw, during and immediately after the second-world war, and touches on refugees, and families being separated.

 

I remember this story being serialised on children's TV in the 50s, and I think a young Melvin Hayes had a part. We didn't have a TV at that time and would go to my grandma's to watch it on a Sunday afternoon. It always stuck in my mind.

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Fluff and Nip

 

from the "Dick and Dora" books? The "Here We Go, Happy Readers" Series?

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I remember one about a little black boy called Epaninandos ( sp ) loved it !

 

Kate

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