1. Dr. Seuss
When the kids were first starting to learn how to read, they enjoyed “Ten Apples up on Top”, “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” the most. These books are not intimidating at all for the beginner reader. Accompanied with quirky illustrations, it is fun, fun, fun!
2. Julia Donaldson
Donaldson is famous for the Gruffalo, and the Gruffalo’s child. We like almost everything from her, and this includes “Tabby McTat”, “Tiddler” and “Room on the Broom”. She makes a great team with Axel Scheffler, the illustrator.
3. Richard Scarry
Joel loves Huckle and Lowly. It is informative, and a fun read at the same time. His favourites are “The Adventures of Lowly Worm”, “What do People do All Day” and “The Great Pie Robbery”. The little ones quite enjoy watching the “Busytown Mysteries” DVD series as well.
4. Roald Dahl
Who doesn’t love Roald Dahl? I’ve saved my “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach” from my childhood, and Joel is now relishing them.
5. Roger Hargreaves
The stories are so silly, Nic laughs aloud frequently when I read it to her. She’s going through a phase now that she carries her small collection of Mr. Men books wherever she goes! There has been a few launches of children’s clothing recently, featuring the characters, and I got Nic a “Little Miss Chatterbox” tee which she adores.
The list will definitely change as they get older. Can’t wait to introduce them to Enid Blyton, and Beverly Clearly, whose books I enjoyed when I was a kid!