WIN a wonderful addition to your children’s bookcase with this Tidy Book’s book review and competition post. You can win your child a copy of a children’s classic. We have copies of Watership Down, Charlotte’s Web and Goodnight Mr Tom to giveaway!!!
How many stories last a lifetime?
Can you remember tales from your own childhood, perhaps ones that your own parents enjoyed too, that still are relevant and wonderful to pass on today?
Children’s books that pass the test of time are rare and are works to be marvelled at.
Passing a story from generation to generation, to your own children, reliving your memories and creating new ones for your family are things that can’t really be measured in pounds and pence.
Puffin Books has re-released a carefully selected series of children’s books, all with new artwork and covers, but with the same great text that has made them all modern classics.
Twenty books in all have been published this year, with a further twenty to follow in 2015. Books available this year include Stuart Little by E.B. White, Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson and The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
The books are published in paperback format and are priced at £6.99 each.
It’s easy to enter our giveaway! To win a copy, tell us your favourite children’s classic and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below. If you’d like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest or Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.
But before you give yourself a great chance of winning a copy of the book have a read of what think of these Stories that Last a Lifetime from Puffin.
WHAT THE PARENT THOUGHT
I’ve always loved reading with my child. The fight nowadays – now that my son is nearly ten – is getting him to let me read, he’d much rather read to himself these days.
Sneakily, I’ve combatted that a bit in the past by introducing more challenging books and text. Stories that are interesting and intriguing, but a little more difficult to read, and hence more likely to be passed to me at bedtime rather than kept in my boy’s clutches.
We were sent a copy of Goodnight Mr Tom from this series of books, and I was immediately anticipating and predicting how my child may take to a story based around the second world war. It has a bit more grit than his usual Diary of a Wimpy Kid nonsense.
The book is great, but you knew that already, and it wouldn’t be included on a list of classics if it wasn’t. And the beauty of it was that we could share the reading. My son has taken the book to school, and then we’ve than had a catch up of what’s happened in the story, before reading it again together.
It’s also been rather poignant around Armistice Day and has prompted talks about the armed forces and conflict.
He’s taken to this book so much, he has added more books from this series to his Christmas wish list. We look forward to reading them with him.
SO, YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A CHILDREN’S CLASSIC
So that’s what we made of the Penguin Classics and we have brand new copies of Watership Down, Goodnight Mr Tom and Charlotte’s Web to giveaway.
It’s easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us what your favourite children’s classic in a comment and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below. If you’d like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.