Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Five books that inspired Liz Pichon's love of reading

Liz Pichon is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator. At the Guardian she tagged five books that inspired her love of reading, including:
Dr Dog by Babette Cole is one of my all-time favourite funny books, and one I’d happily read again and again to my kids. Poor Dr Dog has to look after the Gumboyle family, who are all pretty hopeless at taking care of themselves (nits, smokers’ coughs – as if these ailments would be given the green light in a publishing meeting today!). The characters all suffer from mostly self‑inflicted illnesses, and after Grandad’s dangerous gases build up and he blows the roof off the house, Dr Dog needs a holiday. Babette’s humorous illustrations are superb and subversive, which is something I love about all her books.
Read about the other books on the list.

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