were a staple of our childhood - they covered all sorts of stories and areas in concise and readable detail.
As a very young child, one epic tale of high adventure, discovery and exploration, temptation, vice, regret, and redemption gripped me, and still does to this very day: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle.
I also liked The Tiger Who Came To Tea
by Judith Kerr.
As I got a little older, the children's books of Roald Dahl dominated my reading. The BFG
was my favourite (my mum and I would still talk in BFG-speak to this very day), although Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
and its sequel were also good.
I tried getting into the Famous Five books, but I wasn't really much of a fan in the end. I did, however, enjoy The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
by CS Lewis.
Finally, the one children's book that broke my heart when I first read it was EB White's Charlotte's Web
And one which I enjoy as much as an adult as I did as a child:
Still one of my all-time favourite children's books.
It inspired me to be the person I am today.