Tigerlilly Quinn: We like to read 05

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

We like to read 05

I thought I would carry on with my little posts on books we like to read. 
I mentioned it before but we are in the extremely fortunate position of having over twenty years of beautiful children's books in our possession. I am the second eldest of a family of five children and as Wilf was the first grandchild we inherited a huge and carefully thought out collection. One of my favourite things about our living space is looking upon all these books, firstly as an illustrator myself, secondly as a mother and lastly as a nostalgic adult! Tom now does Wilf's bedtime and one of the night time routines is a book before bed, although a lot of these books (like Mog for example) are also childhood favourites for Tom I also love watching him read a book that is new to him but loved by me. 
A firm favourite in our lives (and I would imagine many others) is Mog. Here are two of our favourite Mog books (we have sworn never to read 'Goodbye Mog' *sob* *sob*)
This is I think Tom's favourite Mog book. I love the illustrations of the 'mousedogbird', it's decidedly trippy that's for sure! 
What is your favourite Mog book? Does Mog evoke the same nostalgia in you that it does me or are you new to Mog (and if you are you are in for such a treat!)

14 comments:

Jenny said...

I love Mog! And Judith Kerr in general. There was a really awesome Judith Kerr exhibition in London many months ago that had loads of her original drawings - including for the first Mog book. So lovely!

Poll said...

we love mog! and that mousedogbird... def one of my favourites. And 'goodbye mog' is so sad :*(

Hattie said...

Oh Mog! I'd forgotten about Mog! Saw a book called 1001 essential books for children (or something like that) in a friend's house the other day and had a panic about all the books I loved as a kid and had forgotten to show to J yet. So many books, so little time!

laura redburn // cardboardcities said...

mog! i remember sitting in the library in this little train thing reading mog :)

Kendall said...

I've never heard of these books - I'll have to check them out! Thanks for sharing!

unfounddoor said...

I like Mog, but I always loved The Tiger Who Came To Tea a little bit more.

One of my favourite things at the moment is finding out about which children's books other people love, old and new.

Introducing Mister G to stories is something I'm really looking forward to.

xx

Col | Hello Olive said...

Mog is a favourite in our home too! Uh-oh, don't think we'll be reading 'Goodbye Mog' either... x

fritha strickland said...

Kendall - you are in for a real treat! X

fritha strickland said...

Jenny - that sounds fantastic I would have loved to have seen that xx

fritha strickland said...

Poll - I refuse refuse refuse to read that! X

fritha strickland said...

Hattie - haha! although there's no need to panic, he might come across some of them when he reads to his own kids! I know Tom and I are discovering each other's favourites as adults :) x

fritha strickland said...

Laura - it's so lovely how books can bring back lovely childhood memories isn't it :) x

fritha strickland said...

Col - no don't do it! X

fritha strickland said...

Patricia - it's great isn't it, I love hearing about people's childhood favourites too. As an illustrator a lot of my illustrator friends prefer 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' funny enough. I still love Mog that little bit more though :) xx

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