” A mouse took a stroll
through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse
and the mouse looked good”
How many children would know who came to my work today?
And how many parents have read that line over and over - either as a bedtime or just anytime favourite story.
Well the star of the recently voted for Best Bedtime Story came to see us at work today - and he was as ugly as the book suggests, complete with terrible tusks, purple prickles and of course his poisonous wart!!
It got me thinking as this wasn't a book that I ever read with my boys - it came out when the youngest was 2 but somehow missed us by.
I asked the boys tonight what their favourite bedtime story was when they were about playgroup age. Big son (13 3/4) said this one;
and little son (11 3/4) said this one (and I must confess it was my favourite too);
You could take the little cardboard mole and move him through the slots in the pages until he gets to his own bed.
Nowadays the boys are too big for bedtime stories though reading is what they do each night before they go to sleep - sadly now MrTickle has been replaced by Terry Pratchett & Jeremy Clarkson and Mole has gone by the by and its Alex Rider that Will is currently enjoying.
What do your children like? What was/is their favourite?