Positive representations of one-child families

(34 Posts)
SallyCinnamonandNutmeg Tue 26-Feb-13 13:30:34

Sometimes it seems as if the "norm" of 2-children families is all I see/read about...so I thought I would start a thread listing one-child families in books/on TV/in films etc ...can anyone add some more??

- Little Princess (books/TV)
- Tilly from Tilly & Friends (books/TV)
- Daisy (in Kes Gray series of books - also a one-parent family as far as I can tell)
- Milly-Molly-Mandy
- Christopher Robin

- Sainsburys Bare Necessities advert with dad & little boy playing on beach
- Weetabix Golden Syrup advert with dad & little boy having day out
(please ignore possibly slightly sexist nature of above 2 ads!)

Any more??? smile

persimmon Sun 14-Apr-13 21:26:45

Ben from Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom?
The girl with pink hair in Lazy Town.

Pippi Longstocking.

SunshineAndPeardrops Fri 21-Jun-13 11:53:59

Angela and Charlie from the My Best Fiend series, by Sheila Lavelle, are both onlies. I was desperate to be Angela when I was little!

Ursula, from The Ursula Bear series, again, by Sheila Lavelle

Arriety from The Borrowers is an only (in the books at least).

Lucie in Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

Plop, The Barn Owl!! I am fairly sure he didn't have any brothers and sisters anyway.

Takver Tue 25-Jun-13 17:13:46

A few more to add:

Neither Frodo nor Bilbo Baggins has siblings AFAIK
Rosemary in the Carbonel books
At least Diggory Kirk, Polly Plummer, Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb in the Narnia books and possibly others (of course Eustace isn't really a great role model)

There are absolutely loads of only children in fiction, I think!

Snog Sat 07-Sep-13 18:14:08

all the roald dahl characters iirc
mathilda
charlie
danny
james
et al

LalaLeona Thu 31-Oct-13 20:53:33

'The only child club' by Anne Fine is a great one, my only dd6 just got it out of the library and loved it. I thought of all you guys on this forum, and have been trying to tell people about it..v good x

bluebeanie Fri 01-Nov-13 09:34:59

The recent Natwest mortgage advert with a couple living with their parents to save up for a deposit and then they move into their house and have a baby (said child is narrating). There is also a Holiday Inn advert advertising free breakfasts. There's a family of 3 on that too. grin

happy2help Mon 04-Nov-13 20:25:30

Don't know about Woolly and Tig - what channel is this on, please?

Scout19075 Thu 07-Nov-13 17:38:26

happy, Wooly and Tig is on Cbeebies.

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