Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish starring a particular theme.
This week’s theme is “Ten books from our childhood/teen years that we would like to revisit”. I decided to concentrate on my childhood years as my teen years are not that far behind me! So here are the books I loved as a child and I hope I will read to my children, or at least my sisters children!
1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (or any of the Roald Dahl books, that man was a genius!)
2. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
You have to read this book in THE voice! Also, if you like it, you should read the poem called Chocolate Cake, also by Michael Rosen. I used to love this poem as a child!
3. Where the Wild Things Are
4. The Mousehole Cat
The summer before I went to University I went on holiday to Cornwall and begged my parents to go to Mousehole. It looks just like it does in the books, well worth a visit! (Also, it is pronounced “mowzul”).
5. Winnie the Witch
Winnie lived in her black house with her cat, Wilbur. He was black too. And that is how the trouble began. Everything in Winnie’s house is black – the carpet, the chairs, the bed and the sheets, the pictures on the walls, and even the bathtub! And of course her cat, Wilbur, is black too – all except for his bright-green eyes. Whenever poor Wilbur closes his eyes and tries to take a catnap, Winnie stumbles right over him. Or accidentally sits on top of him. Until one day, when Winnie gets a brilliant idea. What if Wilbur were a different colour?
This book- Amazing!
6. Wombat Stew
7. Burglar Bill
8. Topsy and Tim
Topsy and Tim were there for every major life event. I had two Goldfish I called Topsy and Tim, but Topsy ate Tim, so we bought another Tim, which Topsy also ate. this carried on for a while until Topsy was so huge, she lived on her own…
9. Harry Potter
I was eight when I first read Harry Potter and I really really hoped a letter would come for me on my eleventh birthday. I am sorry to say it didn’t 🙁
10. A friend for Rachel
So, I was not brought up under any particular religion, but this is quite a religious book. However, it is beautifully written, with vivid characters I fell in love with. I really wanted pet mice after reading this book!
So that is the end of my Top Ten Childhood Books! When I look back at them I really worry about what sort of messages I was recieving…if I was a wild thing and tried to eat my mother I would go on an adventure, I should dye my house lots of different colours (not my cat), how to make Wombat Stew, and how to rob a baby…
Luckily, I seem to have turned out all right…sort of…
Link me up to your Top Ten Tuesday and let me know in the comments below if you read any of these books as children!
E. St. C.