Who is the fairest of them all?

Over the past few weeks the big M has been reading me stories before bed. Tonight we finished our first book. It was a mega book of fairy tales. Some of them were a little bit gruesome like the Fish Knights and Bluebeard. My favourite was The Ugly Duckling. I also liked Aesop’s fables, particularly the Hare and the Tortoise.

We’re starting on the Roald Dahl compendium tomorrow night. I can’t wait.  I love story time.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wilfred

I was really sad to discover that the Narnia Books About Town bench in St George’s Gardens WC1 has gone. I presume that it’s been removed by the organisers, ready to be auctioned, rather than half-inched by unscrupulous bench thieves. Or I hope so anyway.

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I’ve loved the installation which has adorned three areas in London – Bloomsbury, Greenwich and The City – over the course summer.

In all there are 50 benches, each one depicting a famous book. It is in aid of the National Literacy Trust. My favourite was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but I also quite liked 1984, James Bond and Agatha Christie’s Poirot.

The benches are to be sold off on 7th October to raise money for the Trust. Sadly I don’t think my pocket money will stretch that far, but I’m open to donations… It’s almost my birthday after all.

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The postman delivered me a new book today. And I already love it!

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It’s Hello Kitty 123 helping me to learn how to count.

I get a free book every month from Dolly Parton – she set up an initiative called the Imagination Library to help foster a love of reading in children.

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Last month I received DK’s Baby Animals which has different textures to touch and feel, like a furry gorilla and a fluffy duck.

There are loads of books in our house and I love having my very own shelf. I can’t wait to be able to read bigger boy books myself, although in the meantime the Big M and D read to me. We’re currently on Winnie the Pooh.

Thanks Dolly – hopefully one day I’ll visit you in Dollywood!!!