Monday, 8 March 2010

Top Twenty Titles

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!

For more infromation about Eric Carle go to:
The Official Eric Carle Web Site
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eric Carle's Blog

 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?


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