Each and every year of my childhood life, I received the Beano and the Oor Wullie Annuals. It was just a tradition and every other child I knew also had them as a pressie on Xmas morning. We’d sort of got out of the tradition over the last few years here so it was nice to be given a copy of the Beano 2014 Annual.
One of the first things I used to do on getting mine was to sit down and read it before Christmas lunch. It was nice to see all the old favourites there and for a while I had a subscription at my local paper shop for it.
The annuals are great for boys who are not massive readers as it’s in small chunks and this will be perfect for us.
The comic is now into its 75th birthday with all the usual favourites most of us will remember.
- Dennis the Menace
- The Bash Street Kids
- Roger the Dodger
- Minnie the Minx
- Billie Whizz
- Lord Snooty
The newer sections my kids loved, ie the Revolting Rhymes. Perfect for tween boys that really like that sort of thing. Boys and trumping jokes seem to go together like peanut butter and jam. Our copy has now been squirreled away and wrapped for a xmas pressie for one of my boys and it is bound to be bedtime reading in the school holidays. It really does seem like a blast from my past and I am looking forward to my boys rediscovering the joys of xmas annuals.
It’s priced £7.99 and available from WHSmith, Waterstones and all other good bookshops.