Assistant Head and Teacher
It's difficult to name a favourite book as there are far too many to choose from! I have very fond memories of my Year 3 teacher reading me the BFG and this was the best part of the day by far. I was totally hooked on her vivid story telling voices and can clearly remember the class falling silent in suspense as she continued the next chapter each afternoon. I'll never forget the roars of laughter as we heard about 'frobscottle' and 'snozcumbers'. My love for Roald Dahl grew more and more from here and I now love reading Roald Dahl's books to my own little class of 'human beans'.
I absolutely LOVE 'The Famous five - 5 go to smugglers top'. It gives me such wonderful memories of when I used to have sleepovers with my best friend, and we would listen to 'The famous five' books on audio. I have particularly fond memories of listening to this one in the dark whilst eating a midnight feast and loving the feeling of being scared but needing to continue listening so that I could complete the adventure with the famous five. I love how Enid Blyton almost makes you feel as though you're an extra member of the gang whilst you read the books. I particularly liked George's character too
My favourite book, for nostalgic reasons, is The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. I read it many times as a child and when I had a family of my own, I shared it with my two girls. Even now as an adult I sometimes pick it up and read a chapter or two!
Mrs Pepperpot Stories by Alf Prøysen is one of my favourite books because I love reading about Mrs Pepperpot's resilience, determination and ingenuity in her approach to her shrinking.