The Best Ever Kids Books

Kids take on many influences on board during their early formative years, and what stimulates their young brains should be encouraged. With so many things such as games and outdoor activities around today we sometimes forget the old favorites that we all grew up with. And one such activity is the enjoyment that is received by picking up a good book and immersing yourself in the story. Over the years there have been many classic kid’s books that have been written and here are one or two to remind you.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo

The story by Julia Donaldson of the quick-witted mouse and its adventures in a dark wood are absolutely magical. The mouse encounters many strange creatures including an owl, a snake, and of course a very hungry Gruffalo. This book is so loved not just for the memorable storyline but the superb illustrations by Axel Scheffler that help bring the compelling tale to life. Every kid loves this book and many parents too.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It is hard to believe that this captivating book is over forty years old and is a testament to the saying that quality always lasts. Written and illustrated by Eric Carle, this book is not just fun it is also educational. For very young kids this story can be read at bedtime to ensure a good night’s sleep and sweet dreams. There is even a pop-up version of the book to give even more entertainment to the kids as they can see the hungry caterpillar in all its glory as it travels along its way.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

The hero of the story is a boy called Max, and one night for being a naughty boy his mother sends him to bed. While he is musing over his mischief, a magical forest grows, and out of it come the Wild Things. Impressed by Max, these creatures decide to make Max their king, and he becomes the ruler of the magic forest kingdom. The forest and the creatures are a way for the author to portray the rage that Max has for being sent to his room. This story is about the overactive imaginations that are in all kids and the message is that all Max needs is time to calm down and things will be back to normal. It is a lesson for parents and kids alike to take on board. There’s a beautiful message hidden under what seems like a story of an overactive imagination, sometimes a child just needs a bit of time to calm themselves down. This is something both parents and children can learn from.

The Snowman

Our final book is pure innocent fantasy about a boy and his snowman who has amazingly come to life. They start on a magical adventure of the heavens in a journey that will captivate and titillate the imagination. The famous illustrations created for the book by Raymond Briggs bring the story out of the text and into the mind. The snowman never utters a word, but his expressions and body language speak for themselves. These books were written for the younger child but still the narrative and illustrations treat the reader as a young adult, this is the reason for their success.

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