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Friday, June 23, 2017


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What a nice memory from your childhood and you still have the book! Mark is right, rain is preferable to drought and things do look lush but it's frustrating not to be able to play in the garden as much as one would like. Time for a make-believe parade!

Linda Brazill

Alas, I don't still have the book. I found these copies on the Web. Should have indicated that in my post which I will now do.

Lisa at Greenbow

I don't remember seeing this book. I don't remember any book from my childhood. I do remember people reading to me but it was usually the funnies in the newspaper. At least that is what I remember.

Lisa at Greenbow

P.S. It has been raining for quite a while today. We have an inch. Thankfully. I could almost hear my garden gasp.

Barbara H.

Oh my goodness, this took me right back to childhood - not because I remember this story. It's a new one to me. But there was a story about mittens that could be eaten. I found it - Granny Glittens and Her Amazing Mittens from "The Tall Book of Christmas". That whole book was a favorite. Here's a link to the story I'm glad I live on a slope because we've had 6" of rain since yesterday morning. It's very lush out there!

Barbara H.

Amazon has your book with a used copy starting at $4.90 plus $3.99 shipping.

Linda Brazill

Six inches, yikes! That is scary. These books sure bring back long ago memories. Thanks for the links.

Loree / danger garden

I cannot imagine that much rain in a summer month. And I don't think I would be so happy (unless of course I was traveling)... summer is our payback for a miserable winter.

Susan Adler Sobol

Sorry about the rain. I have no recollection of this little book but the illustrations are very familiar. I know this sounds weird but even as a child I was very interested in books and illustration. I believe that some of these figures are reproduced on the inside covers of Golden Books. Perhaps I'm mistaken but that is where I recall seeing them! My recollection is that the interiors were a beige and brown. I don't know -- maybe I'm delusional. I am going to see if I can google this.


I remember reading a Little Golden Book to the kids called The Two Little Gardeners. Though a few of these books I was not so fond of, probably because I had to read them so many times.


What a nice memory!
We've been getting Goldilocks rain this summer, not too much, not too little, just right :)

Linda Brazill

We can have some pretty miserable winters too, but no rain in summer here would mean drought as that's when we get rain. Though we are definitely above normal.

Linda Brazill

I don't remember all that many books from childhood but two favorites were actually reprinted for Boomers, either to buy for the memories or get for the grandkids, I guess. I remember reading a book about a fashion doll on the frontier that I've never been able to find the name of again. I think I got seriously interested in kid lit when I taught elementary art and was friends with the school librarian.

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