What we’re reading: Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Stig of the DumpSo we headed to the library in search of the next Roald Dahl book (Toby’s got his eye on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) but unfortunately there were none in stock.

Toby started wandering off seeking out some non-fiction books on bugs but I was keen to select our next bedtime read and found a handful of novels I thought would be suitable.

Together we chose Stig of the Dump by Clive King, another title I remember from childhood.

We’ve just started it and the prose is far more descriptive and dense than Dahl so it will be interesting to see if this captures his attention, and whether or not it is a story that has stood the test of time.

So far it seems like a simple and gentle tale but is it too subtle for an active six-year-old with a penchant for burp and fart gags?

We’ll find out – but he dosed off at the end of chapter 2, so it doesn’t bode well!

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