I only wanted to order Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom book but there was…
Narnia is an enchanting story, one of my favourites from my childhood. I couldn't wait for more to show The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to my daughter. I skip the bombing scene and start with the children arriving at the professor's house.
Here's an example of how we talk about the story while we're watching it:
Look, the children are playing hide and seek. Who's counting?
Peter. Suzan, Edmund, and Lucy are hiding.
Suzan is hiding in a chest. Edmund is hiding behind a curtain. What about Lucy?
She is going into a room.
Look! What is it? What is there under the sheet?
It's a wardrobe.
Lucy is hiding in the wardrobe. Look, there are fur coats. More fur coats and then...
Snow and trees!
Yes, it is snowing! It's beautiful!
And look, a lamp post.
Someone's coming. Who is it? They are both scared. Look. He's got goat's legs and a human body. It's a faun.
He is Mr Tumnus.
He asks: Are you a dwarf?
No, she's a girl.
Are you from Narnia?
No. From England.
He invites her to his cave. For tea.
Mr Tumnus plays a lullaby. It's beautiful music.
Look at the fire. It's magic.
There are horses and dancers and... Aslan.
Yes, he is very angry with Mr Tumnus.
Because he wants to take Lucy to the Witch.
I hope my daughters will never stop checking their wardrobes for Narnia.