8 lovely moments from childhood stories that made us the people we are today

Ah, back in the days when the first picture you gazed at was more likely to be by Quentin Blake than @waverider_ ... those were the moments that shaped our lives and made us the fabulous, drama-free humans that we are today. Gulping gargoyles! These are great. 

1. When Eeyore taught us not to give a sh*t

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Eeyore walked all round Tigger one way, and then turned and walked round him the other way.

"What did you say it was?" he asked.

"Tigger."

"Ah!" said Eeyore.

"He's just come," explained Piglet.

"Ah!" said Eeyore again.

He thought for a long time and then said: "When is he going?"

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2. when the very hungry caterpillar literally invented drunk food

Eric Carle/Puffin

Eric Carle/Puffin

...and eating until you are so fat you have to stay inside your house for two weeks before feeling like being a social butterfly again.

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3. When Dr Seuss taught us how to deal with mondays

Dr Seuss/Yellow Back Book

Dr Seuss/Yellow Back Book

โ€œWhen you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie, 
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!โ€

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4. when bernard getting ignored by his parents is how all single people feel all the time

David McKee/Anderson Press

David McKee/Anderson Press

He legit got eaten by a monster and no-one gave a sh*t.

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5. When Bill proved that the youngest always gets the worst of everything

Martin Waddell/Kinder Books

Martin Waddell/Kinder Books

'...and an old piece of ivy for Bill'? F*ck you Sarah and Percy with your branches.

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6. Elmer rolling in berries to look like all the other elephants is every girl contouring 

David McKee/Anderson Press

David McKee/Anderson Press

F*ck Kylie's lip kit, be a patchwork elephant. 

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7. when the faraway tree's magical lands showed you what Fridays should be like

Enid Blyton/Newnes

Enid Blyton/Newnes

...that awkward 6 shot peak when Moonface starts looking sexy. 

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8. and when there's no-one quite like roald Dahl for making you realise what's important in life

Roald Dahl/Puffin

Roald Dahl/Puffin

No matter if you're a twit, a witch a gnoolie or a Victor Hazell, you can still be beautiful (to your Mum, at least). 

Bloody hell, we didn't even mention Harry Potter. So thank you Roald, Enid, J.K., Seuss and the rest for being the actual doctors helping treat our very average adult lives so that they make just that little bit more (non)sense. 

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