10 favourite children’s stories – chosen by parents

Stories brought to life by dressed-up babies in amazing photo shoot

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A snug (baby) Cat in the Hat

As part of National Story Telling Week (1st- 8th of February), 2000 parents were asked to choose their favourite classic children’s story.

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Once the results were in, the top ten favourites were recreated by Venture Photography using babies acting as the characters from the books.

The most popular stories were:

  • 31% – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • 24% – The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  • 12% – The Winnie the Pooh series by AA Milne
  • 10% – The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
  • 7% – Peter Pan by JM Barrie
  • 5% – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  • 4% – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • 3% – The Frog Princess by Brothers Grimm
  • 2% – The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
  • 2% – The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has now been crowned the number one story, due to its mix of humour, intrigue and magic.

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“Charlie and The Chocolate is one of my all-time favourite stories and I’m sure its one I’ll read time and time again,” says mum Kate, whose baby Lucas was transformed into Charlie during the Venture photo session. 

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