I'm aware that last week was a Fiction Fridays free zone . . . .
I'm keen to make amends to those feeling short-changed and, therefore, offer this, the first ever FF double bill, as recompense.
Both from Roald Dahl and both from The B's bookshelves, Fantastic Mr Fox and George's Marvellous Medicine have proved popular in recent times.
Since completing Peter Pan (in truth, a rather gruelling undertaking) last month, The B has begun to reject picture books and is instead concentrating on the Big Boys' titles that have sat atop his wardrobe for so long.
Having enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox proved a straightforward read in comparison, its short chapters and simple premise (foxes like chickens, chicken farmers don't like foxes) proving to be right up his street.
George's Marvellous Medicine, embarked upon just last night, seems a little more complex, although certain elements hold an obvious appeal.
Take, for instance, Dahl's description of George's grumpy Grandma that notes 'She had pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom'.
Needless to say, this had him in hysterics . . . .