Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Great Books Week - Blog Tour - Tuesday


When I was a child, my favorite book was… because….

This is actually a very hard question for me. When I was a child, I found it difficult to read especially aloud in class. This was partially because I did find it hard to pick up reading, partially because I was a shy child and partially because the things they made us read in school were so damned awful.

I would have to say, my favourite book as a child was "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter.

I had a set of Beatrix Potter books and I liked them all. The text was simple and poetic, but the illustrations were a marvel to me. These books sparked my interest in art. I was determined to one day paint as well as Beatrix. Sadly, I haven't got there yet.

I'm still trying though.


  1. On my desk now is a copy of the new Winnie the Pooh - Return to the Hundred Acre Wood. I haven't yet read it to see if it fits seamlessly against the originals (although I did read an excerpt in the paper which was very, very close) - but looking at the cover reminded me of the Beatrix Potter Books. A wonderful simplicity of illustration and story - that isn't simple at all.

  2. I recently saw some reprinted Beatrix Potter books with flat cartoony illustrations, not her original art work. It almost made me cry.