Hardcover, 224 pages
Suggested reading age: 3+
Reviewed by: Indrani Perera
This is a collection of stories about Milly Molly Mandy, the little girl who lives in the nice white cottage with a thatched roof. They were originally published in several different books and were reissued in this edition. Milly Molly Mandy lives with her mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, uncle and auntie. The simple black and white illustrations by the author bring the stories to life and speak to us of life in an English village last century.
Although the stories were written a long time ago, they manage to capture the innocence and sweetness of childhood and are still relevant today. The language is a little quaint and it does take some getting used to but it is well worth the effort. I have read and reread these stories to my girls and they still love them (even the nine year old!).