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10 favourite children's stories - chosen by parents

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

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.


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.


“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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