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If I Were You

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If I Were You By (author) Richard Hamilton, By (author) Babette ColeDad is tucking Daisy up in bed – well actually, he’s in bed too and yawning. He says to her, ‘If I were you, I’d snuggle down and go to sleep.’ Daisy, who looks wide awake, takes this literally and they begin to talk about what would happen if Dad were Daisy and Daisy were Dad.

Daisy would read Dad a bedtime story, and Dad would wake up first in the morning and go and bounce on Daisy’s bed. Daisy would dress Dad in a pink tutu and give him porridge for breakfast while she had chocolate fromage frais.

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My Favourite Children’s Authors

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If a love of books is instilled in our children by reading aloud to them at an early age and then sharing books and listening to them read as they begin to learn, let’s hope that books will still be a pleasurable source of entertainment for them alongside television, computers and games consoles as they grow older. The authors I’ve chosen here each write for a certain age group, ranging from three-to four-year-olds through to early teenagers. Let’s start with the youngest group.

Babette Cole

Young children will love the humour and colorful, lively illustrations of Babette Cole’s ‘The Trouble with Grandad‘. Grandad gets into a pickle because of the enormous vegetables he grows: he wins all the prizes at the Vegetable Show and makes other competitors jealous.

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