British novelist Jasper Fforde has revealed his favourite
bedtime reads for children.


In an article for the Guardian, he named More Pants by Giles
Andrea and Nick Sharratt as a great book to help send youngsters
off to sleep.


According to Fforde, the book is better than its predecessor -
Pants - and the fact it rhymes makes it very readable.


The book is about the different types of pants people can wear and
includes quirky phrases like: "Arty Pants, Party Pants, Black Belt
in Karate Pants".


He added: "More Pants has a complex and delightful verse-form that
ensures the words peel off the page."


Other publications to make Fforde's top ten include the classic
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl, Tove Jansson's The Moomins and The
Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss.


Fforde - who is best known for his Thursday Next novels - said
reading before bedtime is "vitally important" and helps to bring
families together.


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