Hands up who hasn’t read, laughed and/or cried at a Jane Green novel? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Thought not. She is probably THE most prolific author of books for birds. Those books were there when I broke up with Mr Big Mark 1, 2 and 3. And it felt ALL better.
Not only that – she is (more importantly for our purposes..) one of those beings I supremely respect/admire/fear….a mother of four – twins included! So who better to tell us what book she enjoys than a brilliant author with four kids? Anyone? Anyone? So may I present her TOP 5 kids books. Over to you Jane….
Pish Posh £2.81 by Ellen Potter. The story of an eleven-year-old New York City princess who has to solve a mystery in her apartment building, this is the book that turned my non-reading daughter into a reader, and I will forever be grateful.
Mr Stink by David Walliams £3.85. For much the same reason as above, my nine-year-old laughed out loud throughout this sweet, poignant, tender book.
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl £5.35. There is a poem in there about an anteater, who gets rather confused by the American accent, and ends up eating their nasty American aunt, pronounced ‘ant’. I never get tired of this poem.
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch £3.71. Because the humour is equally appealing to adults, it is a joy to read to the class, and it always makes me laugh.
Heidi £4.89 by Johanna Spyri. I read this each night to my daughter, remembering how much I loved this book when I was a child myself.
So there you go – some oldies, some newbies but ALL goodies! I have already got busy with them. You can too. All are available from Amazon. Jane, we thank you so much for sharing with us!