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    Default wot childrens books still haunt your imagination

    the magic box-john mansfield
    the one by the man who did wild things thats not wild things, its about a boy who falls into a mixing bowl or something.

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    Not a book, but...The Monster Munch adverts. The one in the swamp.

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    i will accept answers like craners. it is a good one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    the magic box-john mansfield
    the one by the man who did wild things thats not wild things, its about a boy who falls into a mixing bowl or something.

    Came here to put that when I saw the thread title. Mickey In The Night Kitchen, I think. His suit of dough!

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    And The Runaway Roller Skate. Haunting my son's imagination with my old copy these days.

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    I have a deep abiding love for Ursula's Le Guin's The Wizrd of Earthsea. Great book, which is a comfort read for me - I probably read it about once a year.

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    Has to be chicken licken or the one with mud puddle

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    the phantom tollbooth-norman juster

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    I was the same with the earthsea books by ursula le guin. They seemed so vivid and cool. And the dark is rising trilogy by susan hill..

    I loved sendak's monsters, used to spend hours tracing them and learning to draw them. They were in my dreams and nightmares long into my teens..

    The wolf in the neverending story, the bit in the swamp of despair..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteUM View Post
    Came here to put that when I saw the thread title. Mickey In The Night Kitchen, I think. His suit of dough!
    I have a tat of Mickey in his dough plane on one shoulder. Most people can't figure out wtf it is... Still pretty obsessed with that and Where The Wild Things Are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael View Post
    I have a tat of Mickey in his dough plane on one shoulder. Most people can't figure out wtf it is... Still pretty obsessed with that and Where The Wild Things Are.
    Very dreamlike...uh... sensual book.






    Crikey. I don't really have a thing for tattoos but if I met a woman with one of those I'd be like a one-eyed cat in a seafood store.

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    I think he's hitting on you michael.

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    He he. Fly me to where the wild things are Michael.

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    As far as Sendak goes Outside Over There is the scariest. There's a bit where some goblins creep into a girl's bedroom, turn her baby sister into ice and steal her. The ice baby looks horrid. Good fun reading that to preschoolers.

    If it sounds familiar that's because your parents also read you scary books when you were small. Or maybe you saw the movie Labyrinth which was kinda based off it.

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    Brambly Hedge!

    These books are just about the most lovely and gentle thing ever created. I almost feel like I want to have kids purely so I can read these books to them.
    I didn't know those book when I was little but we have one now and my boys love it. Wilfred is cool.

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