While still thinking about children’s books, as a more positive followup to yesterday’s post, a question:
Which children’s book (or series of books) do you wish you’d read when you were a child?
Perhaps you couldn’t have read it because it hadn’t been published yet, or you simply didn’t come across it until later. Something you like very much now, but you just wish you could have experienced it without all your grown-up knowingness. (Examples that don’t include the words ‘Harry Potter’ are especially welcome…)
Alternatively, maybe there’s something you’ve never quite got round to reading at all but always rather wanted to?
For me, it might well be Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart mysteries (rather than the Dark Materials trilogy, which I do like a great deal, but don’t quite give me that ‘Oh, I wish I’d found this when I was twelve!’ effect). They are absolutely terrific. I only wish there were more of them.