what did you read as a child ?

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Postby james.a.vivian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:56 pm

snowballs wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
deldaisy wrote:Remember Tin Tin? :D

I was more an Asterix and Obelix man myself in fact I still am, not to say that I didn't read Tin Tin


Totally agree with you about Astrix and Obelix. I used to read them while I had detention in the school library.


Have you seen the movies that the french did, there pretty good.
I've bought all the old animated movies in a boxset
"You gotta Door, You gotta GYM."
User avatar
james.a.vivian
Member
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby snowballs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:03 pm

james.a.vivian wrote:
snowballs wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
deldaisy wrote:Remember Tin Tin? :D

I was more an Asterix and Obelix man myself in fact I still am, not to say that I didn't read Tin Tin


Totally agree with you about Astrix and Obelix. I used to read them while I had detention in the school library.


Have you seen the movies that the french did, there pretty good.
I've bought all the old animated movies in a boxset


Seen 1, the kids have it on dvd, that ones funny
ADHD isnt a problem it's like having another gear when you need to go faster
User avatar
snowballs
Member
 
Posts: 1673
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: Delsbo, Sweden

Postby deldaisy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:06 pm

james.a.vivian wrote:
snowballs wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
deldaisy wrote:Remember Tin Tin? :D

I was more an Asterix and Obelix man myself in fact I still am, not to say that I didn't read Tin Tin


Totally agree with you about Astrix and Obelix. I used to read them while I had detention in the school library.


Have you seen the movies that the french did, there pretty good.
I've bought all the old animated movies in a boxset


Are you talking about the Asterix movie with Gerard Depierdiu (I have no idea how to spell his name).? Or the cartoons?
The Collective Brain: The synoptic serendipity that comes when interesting thoughts from interesting and interested people get together. And the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Postby snowballs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:08 pm

deldaisy wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
snowballs wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
deldaisy wrote:Remember Tin Tin? :D

I was more an Asterix and Obelix man myself in fact I still am, not to say that I didn't read Tin Tin


Totally agree with you about Astrix and Obelix. I used to read them while I had detention in the school library.


Have you seen the movies that the french did, there pretty good.
I've bought all the old animated movies in a boxset


Are you talking about the Asterix movie with Gerard Depierdiu (I have no idea how to spell his name).? Or the cartoons?



Yeah him with the big nose.
ADHD isnt a problem it's like having another gear when you need to go faster
User avatar
snowballs
Member
 
Posts: 1673
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: Delsbo, Sweden

Postby BatrickPatrick » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:46 pm

The first novel-like books (not story-books) I remember really liking were the Green Smoke ones about dragons in Cornwall...I had my mum's copies of them and things like the Silver Brumby and the Jinny Books about horses.

KM Peyton, too, Flambards and Fly By Night.

The Series of Unfortunate Events when I was a bit older...

Should I count H2G2 as I read them when I was about 13?
Fus Ro Dah!
User avatar
BatrickPatrick
Member
 
Posts: 1120
Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:45 pm
Location: Sweet Transsexual, land of night...

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:26 pm

I read Spot the Dog all the time according to my mom.I remember the dog but not really the stories.I remember little bits of some of the stories though . :oops:
“We are all in the gutter,but some of us are looking at the stars.”- Oscar Wilde
User avatar
ShadowNinjaCat
Member
 
Posts: 3672
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:01 pm
Location: South Africa

Postby deldaisy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:37 pm

ShadowNinjaCat wrote:I read Spot the Dog all the time according to my mom.I remember the dog but not really the stories.I remember little bits of some of the stories though . :oops:


My daughter (grown) loved Spot. I had to paint pictures of him for her for her walls. (soo hard :D )
I had learnt to read before I started school and read mhy first novel then i was given this in grade one.....
Image
Dick and Dora

Edit: DUH! This is Dick and Jane WE had Dick and Dora. Where the hell are my glassesDo you KNOW what hell I went through as a child with MY name (D'Lora) so I got called Dee at school for a few years.
The Collective Brain: The synoptic serendipity that comes when interesting thoughts from interesting and interested people get together. And the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Postby snowballs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:52 pm

Oh god, Dick and Dora. We had those too, terrible books. I was the same being able to read before I started school and being forced to read those books was a nightmare. Worst when you had to read the bits with Fanny in them as well as Dick, I was allways getting put in the corner for sniggering.
ADHD isnt a problem it's like having another gear when you need to go faster
User avatar
snowballs
Member
 
Posts: 1673
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: Delsbo, Sweden

Postby mystmoon » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 pm

Did anyone else have to read Biff and Chip? (Why do all these kids have ridiculous names?)
"Why is that gas stove wearing a hat?"
"He's going out"
Image
User avatar
mystmoon
Member
 
Posts: 1451
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:52 am
Location: York, England, Europe, Earth, The Solar System, Milky Way, The Universe

Postby snowballs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:29 pm

mystmoon wrote:Did anyone else have to read Biff and Chip? (Why do all these kids have ridiculous names?)


Never heard of Biff and Chip. I think in the oldendays when we was young the gave the characters those types of names because they thought they were spiffingly good names.
ADHD isnt a problem it's like having another gear when you need to go faster
User avatar
snowballs
Member
 
Posts: 1673
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: Delsbo, Sweden

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:21 pm

We had Dick and Dora in school too. I think it was Nip the dog and Fluff the cat in there.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 28673
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby james.a.vivian » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:27 am

We had Meg and Mog at school, I don't remember the stories but I remember the cat.
"You gotta Door, You gotta GYM."
User avatar
james.a.vivian
Member
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby snowballs » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:39 am

David Eddings (think thats the right spelling as I have none here) I read them when I was 9 or 10 and remember that they were amazing.
ADHD isnt a problem it's like having another gear when you need to go faster
User avatar
snowballs
Member
 
Posts: 1673
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:53 pm
Location: Delsbo, Sweden

Postby james.a.vivian » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:01 am

snowballs wrote:
deldaisy wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
snowballs wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote:
deldaisy wrote:Remember Tin Tin? :D

I was more an Asterix and Obelix man myself in fact I still am, not to say that I didn't read Tin Tin


Totally agree with you about Astrix and Obelix. I used to read them while I had detention in the school library.


Have you seen the movies that the french did, there pretty good.
I've bought all the old animated movies in a boxset


Are you talking about the Asterix movie with Gerard Depierdiu (I have no idea how to spell his name).? Or the cartoons?



Yeah him with the big nose.


I hear that their making 'Asterix in Britain' Due for 2012
"You gotta Door, You gotta GYM."
User avatar
james.a.vivian
Member
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby BaldFriede » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:29 am

The scariest thing I ever read as a kid was "Krabat" by Ottfried Preußler.I was eleven or twelve, and it scared the living daylights out of me. And yes, it is a book for kids, but for grown-ups too. In a way it is a darker version of Harry Potter, though it came out some twenty years before Rowling's books.
It was made into a movie two years ago; here the trailer. It gives you a bit of the atmosphere, though the in my opinion really scary things are not shown in this trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyQfRmnAJv8
And the movie is not half as good as the book.
User avatar
BaldFriede
Member
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:14 pm
Location: Cologne, Germany

PreviousNext

Return to Children's Books

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron