This is a plea from a desperate person who may otherwise do something terrible with a bonfire or a pair of scissors. Please, please tell me your favourite young children's books...you know the ones...the ones that you wouldn't mind reading night after night, that could make you laugh, that struck you as neat, as cleverly constructed, well balanced, with a agreeable ethical angle, engaging characters etc.
To give you some idea of the ones that have stood me in very, very good stead to date, but I suddenly feel as if I cannot keep reading them for the rest of my time here on earth:
The Sleep Book Dr Seuss
The Gruffalo Julia Donalson, Axel Scheffler
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak
Sloth's Shoes Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross
The Monster Storm Jeanne Willis, Susan Varley
Bungle in the Jungle Paul Geraghty