4,000 parents of 2- 11 year olds responded to a survey to mark World Book Day 2010. And the results? The number one favourite bedtime story, written in 1969, is the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!
The story follows the very hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to beautiful butterfly, munching on a variety of foods along the way. Eric Carle's illustrations, which are actually made from collage, are coulorful and fun, making this the perfect picture book!
Great Britain's top 20 favourite bedtime stories: 1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle 2. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis 3. BFG, Roald Dahl 4. Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne 5. The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson 6. Famous Five, Enid Blyton 7. Matilda, Roald Dahl 8. The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter 9. Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 10. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett 11. Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie 12. Mr Men, Roger Hargreaves 13. The Witches, Roald Dahl 14. The Twits, Roald Dahl 15. James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl 16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame 17. The Cat in the Hat, Dr Suess 18. Hans Christian Fairy Tales, H.C. Andersen 19. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K.Rowling 20. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens How many of your favourites are on the list?