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Surprisingly, my son's current favourite book
on 25 May 2014
I've been purposely borrowing lots of the Ladybird Tales from the library, hoping to familiarise my three-year-old with all the classics, the ones I had as a kid.
The new illustrations really refresh the text and make it feel new. The story itself, unchanged, is a great tale.
A hungry widow and daughter are given a magic porridge pot that gives porridge on request, when the correct magic words are used... But what happens when the mother forgets how to stop the porridge from cooking?
I've been surprise that my son asks for this so regularly, but there are several aspects, thinking about it, that I think capture his interest. Magic food - a winner for his age. Knowing and helping with the magic words that are off repeated. Delighting in the overflowing porridge. Knowing more than the widow about how to stop the overflow. The town covered in breakfast food (spoiler!! :) ). He delights in it.
Great story that isn't one of the best known but is a delight to share.