8 timeless children's book characters

Just because a children's book is old, it doesn't mean it's timeless. Kids' books that do age well tend to have quality themes, narratives and character design, and that extra something that means that even if elements of the book date, the story stays relevant and appeals across the generations. 

These books also contain some of the world's best-known children's book characters. From the wonders of Winnie the Pooh, to David Mckee's patchwork elephant, children's book characters connect us, across generations, across languages, across continents. 

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Jessica Cook is a freelance journalist with a passion for illustration and design. She has written for a range of publications including Time Out, Bristol Life, Bristol 24/7, Crumbs and The Skinny.