The Beano was my all time number one and I still read it avidly when my Minnie the Minx daughter Flora (6) allows me a peek!
You are onto a winner every time with annuals because not only are they fun, they encourage children to read and grown ups get a bit of peace while they do!
DC Thomson, home to the old favourites The Beano, Dandy and Scottish hero Oor Wullie and his family The Broons have a huge selection of annuals on offer for 2016.
The Ultimate Beano Pack 2016 is the real deal for menaces everywhere. For £20 it contains The Beano, annual, The Beano Classic Calendar and The Beano and Dandy Gift Pack. The Triple Trouble Pack from £17.50 is for The Beano and Dandy fans too or your could just get an individual annual from £6.99.
Oor Wullie fans can enjoy special gift packs featuring the man himself who will be 80 in 2016. Joining him are his family The Broons and the adventures are told in annuals, gift books and calendars.
And for Jacqueline Wilson and Monster High fans, there are plenty of options too, with a grown up annual for fans of The People’s Friend.
So there is no excuse this Christmas to curl up and have a good family read!
The Beano, Dandy and Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals for 2016. Take a look at www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk