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I came across this pic of amazing Meg and Mog nail art recently and it brought back memories of reading the books as a child!

The books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski. They were first published back in the 1970s and are about Meg, a witch whose spells always seem to go wrong, her striped cat Mog, and their friend Owl.


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I loved Mog!




I love children’s books and how illustration can make a story come to life.

I was a massive bookworm as a child and certain books have stayed with me to this day having captured my imagination at such an early age.

In particular I loved Harry the Poisonous Centipede and even now seeing the cover gives me that excited feeling I had when first reading the book.

Stylist recently had a feature of the 100 best opening lines from children’s books.

Here are some of my favourites that I remember reading:

I love looking at the different styles of illustration. I was a massive Roald Dahl fan growing up so have a soft spot for Quentin Blake’s illustrations. I won my first art competition in primary school when I drew The Big Friendly Giant! Also loved Jacqueline Wilson’s books which are illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

Which is your favourite? Do you remember reading any of the above?