Wednesday 15 January 2014

The End of a Very Special Book

It's no secret that I love books - I think my two little people have so many books they could easily rival the local library's children's area!

The Gruffalo - now peeled.

I started reading to Blake and Maegan when they were still bumps!

The Gruffalo is our most special book - I've been reading it since 2009 when my first born was just a bump and it's still a firm favourite for both of my children. Both my husband and I can recite The Gruffalo and it's always one of the first things we pack on a long journey along with favourite toys.

My youngest has started to occupy the stairs when she's filling her nappy and politely requests to be left alone while she's busy and comically often takes a book to read with her!

She's literally in my bad books today though! Whilst in her "busy" moment - she's peeled and ripped the cover from our most precious book :( - I'm sentimental (and border on hoarder) so I was rather tearful when she showed me that she'd managed more than a number two. It was always my intension for this book to become a keepsake. 

Emma in Bromley x


  1. Aww!! How sad....
    Our book was We're Going on a Bear Hunt...The same thing happened to our first copy :(

  2. uh-oh little miss. I know it's not the same one, but we have a spare copy of The Gruffalo (paperback) if you're in need of a replacement.
    our special book is We're going on a Bear Hunt too, the boys know it word for word which is useful when we take them on "bear hunts" in the woods or our copy might end up ripped and muddy! BigM ripped a book at nursery when he was younger and it was a really hard book to get hold of to replace, & it cost me over £20! Needless to say he never did it again :)


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