Monday, April 05, 2010

what we've been reading...

A friend of mine suggested Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece for my daughter. It is a simple work but beautifully profound:-)
Recently we have been hooked on to Roald Dahl's children books. He is so charmingly disgusting;-) We love him.
...and not to forget the amazing Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree.

I am guessing during the summer holidays I would be reading more of children's books:-)

8 comments:

Shalini said...

The Missing Piece looks very interesting and quite different from all the usual kids books.

pRiyA said...

I loved The Faraway Tree, especially as always Enid Blyton's descriptions of food. If you've described (aptly) Roald Dahl's stories for children as charmingly disgusting, I really wonder what you'll say about his stories for adults.

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

I just had my eldest son bring a bunch of books from the UK for his younger brother and we got several Dahl books too. Right now we are zipping through James and the Giant Peach, which I am barely able to put down. I always loved the Faraway Tree collection too. You have to find the Moomintroll collection by Tove Jensen. My all time children's favorites!!! Best to start with "Finn Family Moomintroll".

amarjandu said...

AH, I was reading that to my sister the other day, you must also read "Falling Up" by Silverstein as well

Eni said...

You mention Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree. I make some inferences and references to it in my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.bbotw.com).
Stephen Isabirye

Eni said...

You mention Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree. I make some inferences and references to it in my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.bbotw.com).
Stephen Isabirye

PreeOccupied said...

Enid Blyton is timeless. But I don't quite see kids these days reading her books. I put myself to bed by reading Adventures of the Wishing Chair, Bedtime Stores...

Try getting Diary of a Wimpy Kid for your daughter, its funny.

kalyani said...

I adore the magic faraway tree! i still revisit it every year. it's sheer genius :)