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Favourite Childhood Books from the 70s and 80s (part 1)
Big Book Fan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
"Haven't yet met a child who didn't own at least one copy and know most of it by heart"
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
"What is it with hungry animals and 70s childhood?"
Harry The Dirty Dog (Red Fox Picture Books)
"Dirty animals too..."
No Roses For Harry (Red Fox Picture Books)
Be Nice to Spiders
"Out of print but not forgotten"
Each Peach Pear Plum (Picture Puffin)
"Had a great time spotting the nursery rhyme characters"
Meg & Mog
"Preferred Meg's Mog to Mog who caught the burglar (children of the 70s will know what I mean)"
Meg's Eggs (Meg and Mog)
"No, Meg doesn't lay them herself..."
The Five Chinese Brothers
"I found the threat of execution in the story pretty scary as a kid (but in a good way)"
The Three Robbers
"Very distinctive illustrations"
Where The Wild Things Are
"Still popular, and rightly so"
In The Night Kitchen
"My favourite Sendak, just for the Oliver Hardy look-a-likes"
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
"Hated trains, engines and machines (they were for BOYS) with one exception - Mike Mulligan's steam shovel"
The Story of Ferdinand (Reading Railroad Books)
"Who wasn't charmed by gentle Ferdinand?"
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)
"The modern stories are not the same - if it's not by Crockett Johnson, it's not Harold!"
Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury
"This is more like it - a recently-released collection of old favourites (publishers take note, nostalgia is still going strong)"
The Giant Jam Sandwich (Piper Picture Books)
"Loved this - well, it had food in it"
Mr. Men: My Complete Collection
"Every home should have a set"
Robin Books: Blue Banana (A Hamlyn robin book)
"This set of ten books, illustrated by John Astrop, seriously needs re-releasing. Best of the bunch were The Blue Banana, The Very Long Beard, and The Chocolate Rain"
Topsy and Tim at the Seaside (Handy Books)
"Remember Topsy and Tim and their matching outfits? So cute"
Mazing Monsters Box Set, A: The Tricky Troggle,Wormball,Webfoot,the Great Gulper,Greeneye,the Winkybird,Dimmo,Bignose,Swiggo,Snuggly,Big Snowy,Kleenum,Grinno,Rainbow,Crammus,Send for the Gulper
"Very odd monster books, illustrated by the author's son"
Bangers and Mash: Lion Pit Bk. 6A (Bangers & Mash)
"In all good 70s classrooms"
Monster Books: Monster Goes to the Hospital Bk. 17
"Illustrated by Quentin Blake"
One, Two, Three and Away: Pre-readers 1-4 - Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown
"Billy Blue-Hat, Roger Red-Hat and Jennifer Yellow-Hat lived in the Village with Three Corners"
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