Turn The Page: Bogwoppit by Ursula Moray Williams
Try talking about one of these strange little critters and people will look at you like you have a bloody screw loose but this remains in my mind as one of those great stories that kids get read. Apparently it was on Jackanory and that was probably where I became aware of it, but I remember getting it from the library and really enjoying it — it being a great yarn.
It’s a real shame that it seems to be out of print now and perhaps out of fashion (but how can that be?). I think this book might at some point be one of those that gets rediscovered and might even get a film treatment — think of the possibilities; it’s cute and somewhat edgy, oh, and did I mention, it has a great story behind it?