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The Twelve Day's Of Kids Books. (Volume 2)

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your lovely comments on the start of my memory lane series although, like me, those three Enid Blyton books were a little before my time. The book about our Queen probably came out when I was about 3 or 4 years old. Smile Some of you mentioned books that were your own personal favourites which I found very interesting too.

Today, well, who hasn't heard of Noddy? Smile V1 actually shows him without his hat on. The bed time stories I may have bought for my kids, well, my daughter any way, as it was published in 1977.

Thanks again for your comments, they're the most important thing about this fun series leading up to Christmas.

All the best to all,

John. Smile

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
13 Dec 2018 6:57AM
great cover art ...I like WinkWinkWink

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8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 7:37AM
Brilliant, I remember these when I was a child. I particularly liked the Famous Five Adventures.

Thanks you for a lovely trip back in time John.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
12 29 74 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 7:38AM
Who can forget him, indeed. Though the books themselves are entirely unmemorable (a bit like the day before yesterday, whenever that was Blush)
13 Dec 2018 7:40AM
I like it, Bill Smile
13 Dec 2018 7:41AM
And yes, Nathan. Famous Five were Ju's favourite. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 7:48AM
Memory Lane...
I will add a serious note here, because I loathe Enid Blyton. When she was little our daughter was seriously addicted to her books and refused to read anything else. I came to realise that it was because Blyton's vocabulary is very limited, almost no verbs apart from 'said' for example, so Sarah was sticking with her books out of laziness. She could read them easily with minimal effort. It was like cold turkey weaning her off them and getting her to move on to anything more adventurous...
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 7:50AM
A delightful nostalgia trip. Good to see that Noddy didnít go to bed with his hat on!
13 Dec 2018 7:54AM
A valid point, Moira. As a kid I read nothing, and as an adult, I read nothing. How I ever came to be able to write, I will never know. Smile

No more Enid after today Wink
bluesandtwos 9 399 1 England
13 Dec 2018 8:25AM
Smile Ah, such pleasant memories. We had a full set of Noddy books on a bookshelve above my daughters bed and everynight she would choose one for me to read to her before she went to sleep. I can still remember most of the stories, although the books have long gone I know not where. I now read every Thursday night at bed time to her daughter! People can take a lot from you, but not your memories, I'm a very lucky man.Smile
Thank you.

Just a childhood delight remembered GrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Dec 2018 8:57AM
Noddy was quite a nasty child, so I recall.,..Big Ears was my favourite!! Guess you couldn't call anyone 'Big ears' these days? 😁😁😁
13 Dec 2018 9:01AM
Or have a golliwog on a book cover JeffSmile
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
13 Dec 2018 9:14AM
Great to see those covers from yesteryear; although Enid Blyton has been criticised in recent years, so many of us of a certain vintage grew up with her stories and were always delighted when a new book came on stream. I personally feel we owe her so much.
dudler Plus
16 896 1505 England
13 Dec 2018 9:36AM
The girl in the third cover is quite disturbing...
13 Dec 2018 9:41AM
Yes, John, she probably caused a few nightmares 😆
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
13 Dec 2018 10:00AM
Its great to see these book covers again!! I only like fact, not fiction and this was the same when I was very young - The books I saw were my sisters!! They still appear in good condition too John!! Thanks for sharing!
13 Dec 2018 10:25AM
Same here, Bill. It's always been fact or nothing for me.😊
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
13 Dec 2018 11:53AM
Reading's fast becoming a lost art, so much you tube and the like.
Its all short clips and online film subscriptions.
I read whenever I can, usually have two books on the go.
Can't imagine not doing it.
These images bring back many memories.SmileSmile

CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 12:27PM
Noddy and Big Ears in the Dark, dark wood! Those were the days! They were the basic books of the age, like them or not! I did find them irritating though, not challenging enough. I preferred her later books.
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 3:10PM
In-spite of the digital age, books are still selling well. Long may it someone a book for Christmas.Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 3:16PM
They may not have been every ones cup of tea John, but at least it got the kids to read. Unlike todays lot.
13 Dec 2018 5:53PM
13 Dec 2018 7:59PM
Love them John. Another Famous Five fan. I liked Timmy! Cathy
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
13 Dec 2018 8:45PM
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 10:50PM
great memories John, and now telling these to the grandchildren...
not forgetting your own two books
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2018 12:01AM
Beautiful collection of this iconic author...
Thank you for sharing... Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
14 Dec 2018 6:16AM
Bless you, Lillian and thank you.


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