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World Book Day 2022 - Our Favourite Books

Today is World Book Day and let's be honest - there's no better feeling than cwtching up with a blanket, a nice hot drink, and a good book. We certainly have fond memories of reading books as children and enjoying all the new and exciting adventures on every page.

Here at RCV UK we've been reminiscing about our favourite books both as adults and the classic children's books we have enjoyed over the years. It's caused a little heated debate with a shock confession about not liking Cat in the Hat!

Here are some of our admin team's favourites, remember to check out the Facebook competition to be in with a chance of winning an amazing children's book bundle.

Tara - The Smartest Giant in Town

"I've loved reading this with my children and grandbabies! It's a gorgeous story about a kind heart and that what is on the inside is more important and attractive than what's on the outside. My family and I all sing the repetitive part of the story "but look me up and down, I'm the smartest giant in town." I think I cried at the ending."

Dawn - We're Going on a Bear Hunt/Cat in the Hat

"We're going on a Bear Hunt, we hope we catch a big one, what a beautiful day, we're not scared."

"My little ones used to love me reading it to them. The sounds and actions make it a great, enjoyable book for young children. Now I read it to my grandson and he loves it too.

Also, I want to give a special mention to Cat in the Hat. It is a firm family favourite in our house and we love the rhyming it."

Jenna - The Koala That Could

"I absolutely love a rhyming children's book and Rachel Bright makes brilliant ones that both adults and children enjoy."

"The Koala that Could is perhaps my favourite to read. Firstly because I get to attempt a god-awful Australian accent which makes my little ones laugh. It also has some of the nicest illustrations I've seen in a book, look how lovely Kevin looks on the cover. It's also a heartwarming story about how you can let your fears and worries control you and basically hinder your chances to enjoy life."

Suzanne - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

"This is the ultimate underdog story. I loved how Charlie had nothing, got a ticket totally by chance against all the odds. He won because his heart and spirit were as golden as the tickets for the factory."

Gill - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

"My choice is a little more old school. I am a huge Aslan fan. The deep theological allegories that go through the book are something I really enjoy and it's just a wonderful fantasy adventure too."

Cathleen - A Christmas Carol

This was a torturous decision for Cathleen and eventually, after narrowing it down to twenty titles for us, we've picked A Christmas Carol for her. She loves the tale of redemption and hope. The fact that it's never too late to change your ways.

Caroline - Tiddler

"This is the first book my little one asked me to read and then it was read every night at bedtime for years. If we happened to forget it when we went away it didn't matter because we could all tell it off by heart"

However - Caroline is where it got a little controversial. Never shy to share her opinions, Caroline proudly announced that she did not care for Cat in the Hat but at all. We've summed it up in this little rhyme:

Caroline does not agree with Dawn about Cat in the Hat,

She doesn't understand why people think it's all that.

But to paraphrase Dr Seuss if we may,

to explain why Caroline maybe feels this way...

It could be her head wasn't screwed on just right.

It could be, perhaps her shoes are a little too tight.

But we think that the most likely reason of all.

May have been that her brain was two sizes too small.

We're just joking Caroline - we love you really and respect your wrong opinions.


What are your favourite books? Agree with Caroline or Dawn on Cat in the Hat?

Remember to go back to our Facebook post and enter our competition and you could win a brilliant children's book bundle.

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