The Duchess of Cambridge reveals her favorite book for children
Whether you have kids or not, it’s been hard to miss World Book Day celebrations this week, with photos of fabulous costumes all over social media and children heading to school dressed as their characters from favorite fiction.
How did the royal children dress, we wonder? Well, the Duchess of Cambridge said there was a certain fictional Charlotte who was very popular in her household, as she shared a list of her favorite children’s books.
Kate said the book Charlotte’s web is ‘loved in our house for obvious reasons’.
The tale, written by EB White, features a spider that shares its name with six-year-old Princess Charlotte. Kate described it as “a charming story of friendship, loyalty and love”.
Another classic on the Duchess’ list was Dump Stig by Clive King. Kate said she “loved spending time outdoors, making dens, digging, discovering and doing odds and ends” as a child.
“Was that why my father recommended this book to me or if this book inspired my imagination, I can’t remember, but I’ve never forgotten this brilliant book and the values it he teaches,” she said.
The owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson – of which the Duchess recently read a version for CBeebies – was also on the list. “I loved this book as a little girl and listening to my own children read it brought back so many wonderful memories,” Kate said.
The Duchess shared her recommendations on a new children’s section of the reading room website, which was created by the Duchess of Cornwall, an avid reader.