Day 28 – First favourite book or series obsession

I remember this quite clearly because even though I was very small, I was quite naughty and it got me into lots of trouble. The book in question was Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and we had borrowed it from the library for me.

I doubt I could even read at the time, but the brilliant bit of the book was the amazing illustrations of characters from fairytale and nursery rhyme which meant you didn’t need Mam or Dad to read you the bedtime story, you could tell yourself it. After a fashion.

This was before my little sister was around so I must have been tiny (three or younger) and I didn’t want my book going back to the library. The others could go, but this was my favourite, so I hid it in the back of my toy cupboard and kept quiet when my parents took back the other books we’d borrowed (myself and my two older siblings) and would sneak it out when no one was looking.

I got in quite a bit of trouble when the library fines arrived. I might actually buy myself a copy of that now. For the memories.

1 thought on “Day 28 – First favourite book or series obsession

  1. Skye

    Lol, that’s awesome kid business right there. I would have never thought to hide a library book. As a kid, I didn’t like books much. I remember when I was small being mad at my sister for getting me books for Christmas. When I got older though I really liked the Mercy Thompson series by Patrica Briggs.


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