Thank you Literary Ames for the huge nostalgia rush you gave me this evening with your wonderful 'What Reading Means to Me' post. (As soon as I figure out how to do it, I will post a link).
One look at this cover and I am instantly transported back to being three years old and listening to my dad reading me a bedtime story. Over forty years later, he can still quote the entire thing from memory. Sorry Dad, but it was my favourite book!